Marking their annual N7 Day today, 7th November, BioWare has given a slight update on the development of their next Mass Effect game and shared a teaser image to whet fans’ appetites.
In a blog update that quite simply states that “pre-production development has been proceeding very well” in continued to introduce some members of the team, both newcomers and veterans that have been “hard at work crafting new characters and locations that you’ll love, as well as revisiting many that you’ll remember.”
Of course, with the game that’s still in pre-production, that also means that it will be a while before they have much of significance to show off. “One day, when we’re ready, we’ll have more to share on the next Mass Effect,” they write “so thank you for being a part of this journey with us. It’s exceptionally exciting for the team and we’d love to continue sharing glimpses of what we’re working on with you in the future.”
So, you want to see that artwork, right? Well, here it is:
Mmmmmm. Big space station!
Project Director Mike Gamble said, “We’ve intercepted some strange footage from one of the monitoring stations in known space. It could be nothing, but…”
The image depicts a monitoring station with a partly-constructed Mass Relay ring, which suggest that a new network of Relays is being built.
In the bottom left, you see;
Vacuum-dock Relay Contruction Record / Monitoring Station Operated by Green Dagger Ltd. Property of Deepspace Dhow SAV / Ship Captain: Sub-Navarch Soa’Rhal Zhilian-Jones.
For interior use only. SA —–313—– /////11_07_90_000_1000-201.37.23 — File Bat.
It’s already been two years since BioWare first teased that the next Mass Effect was in development and that it would return to the Milky Way after an attempt to leap to the Andromeda galaxy didn’t go too well for the series. Not only that, but there was the return of Liara, which has certainly fed speculation, given that her race can live for centuries.
Last year EA finally caved to fans and gave them what they wanted. Mass Effect Legendary Edition remastered all three games, scoring a 9 out of 10 in our review:
BioWare has done a fantastic job of bringing the Mass Effect trilogy up to meet the standards of 2021. While it’s still a bit rough in some areas, and there’s quirks to how they’ve retrofitted some elements into the oldest of the three (which is still inferior in gameplay feel), this is the definitive version of the landmark trilogy you remember.
Source: BioWare Blog