Many of us assumed that BioWare was going to announce a Mass Effect trilogy collection during N7 Day today, but we didn’t expect this other piece of news: A new Mass Effect game is in development.
Details on the project are extremely scarce, but BioWare is working on the “next chapter of the Mass Effect universe” and it will feature a “veteran team” from the company. It’s unclear who will be involved in the project, as original creative director Casey Hudson now leads the entire studio. Mass Effect: Andromeda creative director Mac Walters appears to still be with the company and served as a writer on the original games as well as Jade Empire.
Andromeda wasn’t as well-received as the earlier games, with criticism directed at its story, character animations, and quest design. In GameSpot’s Mass Effect: Andromeda review, critic Scott Butterworth also found technical issues and disliked the characters.