BioWare, the company that bought the space opera franchise, Mass Effect, showed off a preview trailer for the latest installment of the game during E3 about a month ago. The Mass Effect 4 trailer had fans, present during the conference, excited about the release of the game.
There is no official release date yet from BioWare and it won’t be likely that the game would be coming out in late 2014 or even early 2015. General Manager for BioWare’s Edmonton & Montreal Studios Aaryn Flynn has confirmed that the company is currently working on a remake of the original trilogy for the next-gen consoles.
When Mass Effect 4 does arrive on the market, it will be exclusively ported for the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One due to its massive system requirements that BioWare is surely aiming to deliver.
BioWare community manager Chris Priestly has said that calling the next installment Mass Effect 4 or ME4 would be doing it a disservice.
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“We have already said that the Commander Shepard trilogy is over and that the next game will not feature him/her. That is the only detail you have on the game. I see people saying ‘Well, they’ll have to pick a canon ending.’ No, because the game does not have to come after. Or before. Or off to the side. Or with characters you know. Or yaddayaddayadda,” Priestly added.
The Mass Effect 4 will be running on the Frostbite 3 Engine, the same engine that the game Battlefield 4 by game company DICE is using.
The preview trailer for Mass Effect 4 can be viewed here: