In a surprise and very cryptic announcement at the end of The Game Awards, host Geoff Keighley introduced a teaser that just said “Mass Effect will continue.” This was followed by a tweet from the official Mass Effect Twitter that a new chapter in the series is now in early production.
There wasn’t much else in the teaser. We saw a glimpse of a few planets and stars as the camera zoomed throughout the galaxy. A hooded figure is then seen climbing up a snowy, windy mountain where they uncover a piece of armor with the N7 emblem on it. Then, it’s revealed that the hooded figure is an Asari and there’s a dead Reaper in the background. It’s unclear if the Asari is Liara, but it appears to be.
Michael Gamble, project director at BioWare, adds even more to the mystery in a tweet that tells people to listen closely to the audio in the teaser (which we will be doing momentarily).
It was previously announced that a new Mass Effect was in develpoment with a “veteran team,” but now we know it’s moving forward.
BioWare fans were spoiled this year for announcements. The Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, which will include remastered versions of the three original games in the series, is set to come out in Spring 2021 and was officially announced during N7 Day celebrations this year. It’s set to release for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, PS4 and PS5.
Also, during the Game Awards this year was a new Dragon Age trailer, which showed off everybody’s favorite problematic romantic interest Solas and some snappy-looking graphics.
It’s also been an interesting year for the studio as a whole. Anthem, which debuted last year to mixed results, is set to get a huge overhaul called Anthem Next. Just last week, Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah, veterans of the studio, announced they were leaving after decades with the company.