Mass Effect Trilogy Considered for Next Generation
BioWare have been internally discussing the possibility of releasing the Mass Effect Trilogy for both the Xbox One and PS4 systems.
The Mass Effect Trilogy contains Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 alongside various DLC content depending on the host platform and was initially released on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC platforms in late 2012, with the PS3 platform being released one month later than the others.
— Aaryn Flynn (@AarynFlynn) March 2, 2014
The news comes after a fan enquiry regarding the possibility of the trilogy being ported to the next generation of consoles, and after an 82 day wait for a response, the General Manager of BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal (Aaryn Flynn) finally responded by confirming that a next generation release of this product was still a possibility.
BioWare Montreal have now taken over the development duties of the Mass Effect IP whilst the original developers, BioWare Edmonton are focusing their attention on a new intellectual property. The next Mass Effect game will not relate Shepard or the events of the previous games in order to give a ‘fresh’ feel to the next iteration in the series, whilst also using ‘core systems’ utilised in Dragon Age 3. Flynn has previously stated that Mass Effect 4 is in a “playable state” and this potential Trilogy release could serve as an intelligent way to generate excitement for the next game in the franchise.