The future of Mass Effect Franchise is still unclear with Bioware ending support for Mass Effect Andromeda and scrapping all planned DLC for the game. However, EA is still optimistic for the Mass Effect franchise and sees no reason as to why the publisher shouldn’t release another entry in the franchise.
Speaking with Gamereactor, EA’s Executive Vice President, Patrick Söderlund, was asked about the future of the Mass Effect franchise to which he responded that Mass Effect Andromeda “got criticised a little bit more than it deserved” and thinks that it is actually a great game.
He added that Mass Effect is a huge franchise and doesn’t see any reason as to why EA shouldn’t release another entry in the Mass Effect franchise.
Mass Effect as a franchise, that has such a big fanbase, and you know I’ve seen people saying ‘Oh, EA’s not making another Mass Effect’. I see no reason why we shouldn’t come back to Mass Effect. Why not? It’s a spectacular universe, it’s a loved [series], it has a big fanbase, and it’s a game that has done a lot for EA and for BioWare.
He further explained that EA will be careful with the next entry in the franchise and will make sure that they bring it back in a fresh and relevant way.
What we need to be careful though of is, whenever we bring Mass Effect back again, we have to make sure that we bring it back in a really [relevant] way, and in a fresh, exciting place. That’ my job, and that’s Casey’s [Hudson] job, and BioWare and the Mass Effect team’s job, to figure out what that looks like, and that we don’t know yet, but we will.
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