Report: Mass Effect Franchise Put On Ice, Future Of The Franchise Uncertain
Mass Effect Andromeda launched with mixed reception from players and critics alike and with the dust settling after the game’s launch many fans are wondering about the series’ future. With Bioware working on a new IP which got delayed recently, a report has made its way to the internet suggesting that EA has put Mass Effect franchise on hiatus for now.
According to the report from Kotaku, the sources close to the company has revealed that Bioware Montreal, Mass Effect Andromeda’s developer, has been turned into a support studio, however, this does not mean that there won’t be another game in Mass Effect franchise but, the studio will let the series sit for a while rather than working on the next iteration immediately.
The report further suggests that last month a number of employees of Bioware Montreal were transferred to EA Motive to work on Star Wars Battlefront II. Those remaining will provide support to other Bioware titles including the upcoming new IP code-named Dylan, which is rumored to be revealed at E3 2017. EA also gave a statement to Kotaku about the future of Mass Effect franchise.
Our teams at BioWare and across EA put in tremendous effort bringing Mass Effect Andromeda to players around the world. Even as BioWare continues to focus on the Mass Effect Andromeda community and live service, we are constantly looking at how we’re prepared for the next experiences we will create.
The teams in EA Worldwide Studios are packed with talent, and more than ever, we are driving collaboration between studios on key projects.
With our BioWare and Motive teams sharing studio space in Montreal, we have BioWare team members joining Motive projects that are underway. We’re also ramping up teams on other BioWare projects in development.
There will be much more to come from BioWare in the years ahead.
Mass Effect Andromeda is an action-adventure RPG developed by Bioware for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.