Mass Effect series "on ice" following Andromeda disappointment

Joanna Estrada
May 15, 2017

EA has no plans for a quick follow-up to Mass Effect: Andromeda and there may not be a new game in the series for a long time, according to insiders at BioWare.

How did you get on with Mass Effect Andromeda?

Schreier is quick to point out that this doesn't kill the entire ME franchise.

It's no secret at this point that BioWare's latest installment in the popular space shooter franchise received mixed receptions.

Some BioWare Montreal employees were transferred to EA Motive last month to work on this winter's blockbuster shooter Star Wars Battlefront 2. This news comes from four sources close to the company.

EA is "very happy with BioWare", Wilson continued, with the studio set to continue supporting Mass Effect. However, the CEO also says that BioWare is now focusing on EA's new IP "Dylan" that has already been delayed to a fiscal year 2019 release date, which is between April 2018 and March 2019. Members from Bioware Montreal will also help with the development of this title.

The new 1.06 patch makes changes to a wide variety of areas, although the patch notes and BioWare's accompanying explanation doesn't provide much insight into precisely what's changed on all fronts. However, it looks like we won't be seeing that vision come to pass, at least not for a while.

Reception to Andromeda was lukewarm, and people scoffed at its writing and animation.

BioWare Montreal will continue to support for "Mass Effect: Andromeda".

Mass Effect Andromeda may have been a disappointment for some, but it remains an enjoyable RPG nonetheless.

BioWare released a statement on the rumor when Kotaku reached out, essentially confirming that BioWare Montreal has begun working on projects with Motive and other BioWare projects.

"We're very pleased with the progress of our new action IP from BioWare", Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson said.

In fact, numerous issues gamers had with the character animations early on have largely been resolved, so one would expect BioWare and EA to press forward with marketing and expanding on the game in its refreshed state. That's the studio's main focus for the time being.

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