BioWare and EA have teased their next Mass Effect game, releasing a sweeping teaser trailer that swoops through the galaxy to the sounds of radio communications and disastrous first contact.
The YouTube blurb reads:
Get a sneak peek at the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe. A veteran team at BioWare is in the early stages of what is on the horizon for the Mass Effect franchise, and we are excited to show you where we’ll be heading next!
The teaser comes not long after confirming that a new Mass Effect was in development, the new shoved in with the announcement of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition trilogy remaster.
That remaster will take the original trilogy and update the textures, shaders, models, effects and technical features of all three. BioWare are modernising the games for newer machines, to give higher resolutions, better frame rates and enhance but not reimagine the visuals.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include the main single player and DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, remastered and optimised for 4K on capable consoles. It will be out for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in Spring 2021, with forward compatibility for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
It now seems that’s setting the stage for the next chapter in the Mass Effect series, potentially cutting off the story of the ill-fated Mass Effect Andromeda. That game was a commercial flop and DLC that was planned for the game was scrapped. That said, the game got some decent reviews including an 8/10 from ourselves.
I found it hard to be excited during the opening hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda. It feels too safe, too much like what’s gone before, but then it clicks. There’s a moment where the galaxy opens up and you find yourself embarking once more on a huge mission across compelling, beautifully constructed planets, surrounded by memorable characters. Sadly the glut of technical missteps serve to cheapen proceedings, but this is still an adventure you don’t want to miss out on.
Here’s hoping the next big chapter in the Mass Effect series is easier to love.