New Job Posting At BioWare Leads Many Hopeful Fans To Wonder If A New Mass Effect Game Is In The Works

New Job Posting At BioWare Leads Many Hopeful Fans To Wonder If A New Mass Effect Game Is In The Works
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When you think of BioWare, it’s possible that the first game that comes to your mind is Mass Effect. The epic space faring series revolutionized the world of choice-based gameplay and has remained a fan favorite ever since.

The original Mass Effect Trilogy, originally released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, were some of the most well-received games of that console generation. The ability to make various choices throughout one game and have those choices reflected in the sequel was nothing short of revolutionary.

Then Mass Effect Andromeda happened.

This game was intended to bring Mass Effect into the next console generation. Unfortunately, despite a strong story arc, it was released with a number of game breaking glitches and unfinished animation.

Players abandoned the game in droves and, despite many patches and bug fixes, the game is still plagued by these issues to this very day, more than three years later.

All story-driven DLC for the game was cancelled and it seemed as though any and all plans for a sequel game in the Andromeda series were forgotten.

But a recent job posting over at BioWare has many Mass Effect fans wondering if there might be hope for the franchise yet.

The EA Careers website listed an opening for a Franchise Technical Director. The listing read as follows:

“You will be the most senior engineering lead on the next major title in one of BioWare’s most prestigious franchises, and a contributing leader to BioWare studio strategy. You will partner with the other disciplined to build the technology and the programming team to deliver amazing player experiences.”

While there is nothing in here that even remotely points to Mass Effect specifically, the bit about one of the company’s most prestigious franchises definitely caught a few eyes.

This could definitely be Mass Effect. It could also be Dragon Age, another hugely popular BioWare property. It could even be Star Wars. It was BioWare that developed Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic, arguably one of the most popular Star Wars games in history.

But the next Dragon Age is already well under development over at BioWare, so it’s unlikely that they’d be looking for such an integral team member at this stage of the game. They’ve even released a brief teaser trailer for the game.

As for Star Wars, it is possible. EA is the parent company of BioWare and EA has a contract with Disney to make Star Wars games.

Whether we’re going to see a new Mass Effect is anyone’s guess, but the idea that we could be getting one is extremely exciting.