The original Mass Effect trilogy was considered (save for the ending) one of the greatest RPG series of all time. From its story, to the characters that were on the Normandy and beyond, to the game elements that evolved with every single title, to the vast universe that you got to explore and take part in, it was an experience. When EA revealed that there would be another game set in this universe, fans were excited. But then, Mass Effect Andromeda came out, and the excitement went away.
There’s no two ways about it, the game was rushed. Visually, the game had numerous notable flaws that fans pointed out right away. What’s more, there were errors and glitches that made it very hard to play, especially if you had the PC version of the title. As if that wasn’t enough, after a while, Bioware gave up on trying to perfect the singleplayer mode in the game, which made many fans not happy, and this led to statements about Mass Effect being “dead” at EA.
But that may not be the case. In fact, that’s apparently not the case at all. Gamereactor talked with EA’s Executive Vice President Patrick Söderlund about these rumors and he noted that Mass Effect is not dead. In fact:
“It’s a spectacular universe, it’s a loved [series], it has a big fanbase, and it’s a game that has done a lot for EA and for BioWare.”
In fact, Söderlund not only said that there was “no reason” for the games not to continue, but that he felt that Andromeda was unfairly criticized. He did mention though that it’s up to him and the teams at EA and Bioware to make sure that any new entry is impactful, and worth it to the player.
Will that happen though? Time will tell.