The ending choices for Mass Effect 3 were a little disappointing and controversial but it was still a great game and something we would remember for a long time. But Mass Effect: Andromeda developers are going to leave behind all of those choices, events and have a fresh start with Andromeda.
According to creator BioWare, Mass Effect: Andromeda will be a completely new game and won’t be directly connected with the past three games. BioWare studio boss Aaryon Flynn and Mass Effect creative Mac Walters confirmed that Andromeda will be a fresh chapter in the long running series.
We acknowledged it in the endings of Mass Effect 3 and I think that’s where we want to leave it for now.
We want this to be a new story and it would be very hard to say it’s a new story but also that you need to understand how [the past trilogy] ended
Mass Effect: Andromeda is set after the events of the first three games. Is it possible that the game will make any sort of mention of past events. However, since it takes so long to travel between galaxies, the need to the time difference between ME trilogy and Andromeda goes away.
We’ve done it in such a way that allows all of those decisions you made to remain intact in the canon of the universe, but also allows a new story to begin.
Devs mentioned that having elements from the past games in the background is important to them and to the players so they won’t completely be ditching Mass Effect lore. However, this will still be a fresh start with very little mention of what happened before.
New characters, new story, new enemies and new worlds to explore.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will release next year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.