After some years of uncertainty and hopelessness, Mass Effect is back out the front door in 2021 with a fantastic remastering of the original trilogy. In fact, fans have much more to hold on to, as BioWare already confirmed with an emotional and enigmatic trailer that the saga was back, although without specifying details. Now we have known that development of Mass Effect 5 would not begin until 2023Therefore, the Canadian company still has a long way to go before starting the full production phase of the new installment of its space franchise.
The information comes after knowing that the BioWare project would be leaving out the frostbite engine that so many problems has given them to make use of Unreal Engine 4+ ahead of Mass Effect 5, as revealed by a job offer. The well-known journalist Jeff Grubb (via GamesRadar +) has been the one who has indicated that development will not enter its main phase until 2023 and that BioWare believes that Frostbite will not be able to sustain the visual demands they have in mind. And it is that the plans of the creators of Mass Effect go through the 2023 is the year of the release of Dragon Age 4, which would prevent them from focusing on the new installment of the space opera until then.
Mass Effect is back: theories about what’s new from BioWare
So, the premiere of Mass Effect seems extremely remote in time, so you have plenty of time to revisit the original series thanks to the remastering or to dive into it if you are a newcomer to the franchise. In the meantime, we invite you to take a look at our conjecture and speculation on the subject that this fifth installment of the license could deal with, which revealed some details with its announcement trailer.