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!
Would you prefer BioWare to go back to Unreal Engine for the next Mass Effect? Let us know down below.
I loved the last one andromeda is in my eyes a good game I enjoyed going to the planets and colonising them it felt like a space adventure I hope this is a sequel still plenty of story left in that galaxy
Switching to Frostbite was a big blunder for BioWare.
Everything went downhill from Inquisition to Andromeda to Anthem.
Don't know about Dragon Age 4 but it'd be better if BioWare switched back to Unreal (UE5) for the next ME.
Let the devs choose their engine EA.
as long as they dont make a game like andromeda the open world fetch quest nature of the game clear icons off a map was pure ubisoft.
Mass effect is linear story missions off open hub worlds thats what made the trilogy so awesome
Hopefully they’ve got the whole ‘open world’ thing out of their system, both for Mass Effect and Dragon Age. Too unfocused in story-driven games.
Did I miss Mass Effect 4?
@Hardcore_Holly well it is Andromeda but you don’t really need to know what exactly happened in there. I believe
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