We haven't seen or heard too much about the next Mass Effect yet outside of a short clip at The Game Awards 2020, but a new report from VentureBeat is claiming that BioWare might be switching to Unreal Engine to create it.

As you may recall, 2017's Mass Effect: Andromeda moved away from Unreal Engine in favour of EA's in-house Frostbite engine, but it didn't end up getting as positive a reception as the original three games in the Mass Effect trilogy.

According to the report, "everything is on the table when it comes to tech for a new Mass Effect", including potentially switching to Unreal. Additionally, a recent job listing for the game (Technical Director) mentions experience with Unreal Engine being an asset.

The downside to all of this is that Mass Effect 5 still sounds like it's a long way away. VentureBeat says Dragon Age 4 is currently planned for a 2023 release, so we probably won't be seeing the next Mass Effect until at least 2025. Let's hope it'll be worth the wait... at least we've got Mass Effect Legendary Edition in the meantime!

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[source venturebeat.com]