Similar to Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mass Effect: Andromeda could not revitalize its own brand. As a result EA pulls the plug temporarily. A continuation of the series is not planned at present, although the brand is not completely buried.
The lack of quality on the content and the technical side, which are clearly reflected in low ratings on Metacritic, have consequences. The publisher looks forward to another Mass Effect for the time being. Similarly, the company was already running Medal of Honor; The shooter series was put on the ice after the disappointing Warfighter.
BioWare Montreal is scaled down
According to sources from the BioWare environment, which have argued against Kotaku, BioWare Montreal had to devote developers to EA motives; The studio currently works in the same building on Star Wars: Battlefront 2, which will be released on November 17th. The rest of BioWare Montreal’s staff will now be working on updates for Mass Effect: Andromeda’s multiplayer section, and will support BioWare’s main studio in Edmonton to develop a new brand. The location is currently only used to support other projects.
But the series is not supposed to be broken, but the series will only be temporarily suspended. A complete cessation of a still more powerful brand, whose value Electronic Arts had also positively expressed in the recent past, would at least be surprising from an economic point of view.