The Mass Effect games were some of the best games of the last generation, and Andromeda has opened up a literal new galaxy’s worth of new possible content. In response to this, BioWare dev Mac Walters has said on his Twitter that Mass Effect: Andromeda is the start of something new, even if the game isn’t going to be part of a trilogy like previous Mass Effect titles.
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Considering that Mass Effect: Andromeda takes place in a whole new galaxy, with whole new characters and a whole new plot, players can expect more adventures in the Mass Effect universe, even if we won’t stay in the Andromeda galaxy afterwards.
If there are more Mass Effect games coming after Andromeda, we can likely expect either further adventures in Andromeda (which takes place 600 years in the future, making it past the year 2700, long after the Reaper War), or more adventures in the Milky Way, maybe even taking place before the main events of the series, or long after.
The first three Mass Effect games allowed players to travel across an expansive galaxy with a wide variety of environments, and considering everything we’re seeing for Andromeda, not only with the possibility of new alien species but also with new planets that we can fully explore with the Nomad vehicle, and a new ship in the form of the Tempest, there’s bound to be plenty of things that BioWare can come up with to fill the rest of the Andromeda galaxy with new wonders.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is supposed to be coming out sometime in the spring of 2017, so hopefully the next four months will allow BioWare to show us a number of different trailers that can at least introduce us to everything we’ll be able to do on the Hyperion colony ship, the Tempest, and wherever we’re going to go in the Andromeda galaxy.