MASS EFFECT SERIES ON HOLD, ACCORDING TO REPORTTime: May. 11, 2017Mass Effect Andromeda Origin CD Key developer BioWare Montreal has put the series on hiatus, according to a report.
Kotaku reports BioWare Montreal is now a "support studio," with employees not moved to EA Motive to work on Star Wars Battlefront II are staying at the studio to "help support BioWare’s other games," its sources said.
One of the "other games" is BioWare's brand-new IP, first announced back in January. During yesterday's EA quarterly earnings call, the company announced the new BioWare IP release date was being pushed back to no earlier than April 2018, after the start of its 2019 fiscal year.
The report also said BioWare isn't doing away with its vaunted series, but is instead pumping the brakes on a followup to Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Andromeda didn't quite set the world on fire in the same way the first Mass Effect games did, suffering some Internet-famous animation issues early on. In our Mass Effect: Andromeda review, we gave it a 7.7.