that they're told the Mass Effect series is on hold due to
the response to Mass Effect: Andromeda
, which was
mixed at best
The unconfirmed report is attributed to "four sources close to" developer
BioWare, who all indicate this is not the death of the series, just a hiatus.
They also report that resources at BioWare Montreal are being reshuffled,
while some of the staff there remain dedicated to supporting Andromeda. Though
it does not address the status of the series, they did get a response from
BioWare Montreal confirming some personnel moves:
Our teams at BioWare
and across EA put in tremendous effort bringing Mass Effect Andromeda to players
around the world. Even as BioWare continues to focus on the Mass Effect
Andromeda community and live service, we are constantly looking at how we’re
prepared for the next experiences we will create.
The teams in EA Worldwide Studios are packed with talent, and more than ever, we
are driving collaboration between studios on key projects.
With our BioWare and Motive teams sharing studio space in Montreal, we have
BioWare team members joining Motive projects that are underway. We’re also
ramping up teams on other BioWare projects in development.
There will be much more to come from BioWare in the years ahead.