ANTHEM, with the greatest of respect, does not look like a BioWare game. Well, not in the traditional sense, anyway. Many fans are wondering what the future holds for Mass Effect, then. Is this the studio’s new direction – or is there a chance it could return to its dialogue-heavy role-playing franchise in the future? General manager Casey Hudson says the door is still very much ajar.
“It’s my baby,” he said of Mass Effect in an interview with Game Informer. “I helped start Mass Effect from the beginning. Of course we intend to get back to it at some point.”
So what does BioWare look like right now? “I would say a majority of the people at BioWare are working on ANTHEM, but we do have people who are figuring out what a next Dragon Age would look like.” The company also continues to support its PC-based MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic.
It’s no secret that Mass Effect: Andromeda was a disaster for the developer, but it’s good to know that the door isn’t sealed shut. Unfortunately, with ANTHEM being planned as a service, it’s hard to foresee the sci-fi favourite returning any time soon. Maybe a trilogy remaster could tide us over? We won’t stop asking until EA listens.