According to current and previously unauthorized reports, Electronic Arts has decided to put the “Mass Effect” series on the ice after the disappointing performance of “Mass Effect Andromeda”. In addition, BioWare Montreal has been demoted to a support studio.
After the original “Mass Effect” trilogy was produced by the developers of BioWare Edmonton, Electronic Arts decided to go to the BioWare branch in Montreal, with the current offshoot “MassEffect Andromeda”.
Unfortunately, shortly after the official release, “Mass Effect Andromeda” had to fight not only with a series of unfamiliar playful weaknesses, but also various technical deficiencies and mistakes were criticized. According to unannounced reports, Electronic Arts responded immediately.
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According to this, the company decided not only to put the “MassEffect” series on the ice once and to take a further offshoot in the coming years. In addition, the failure of “MassEffect Andromeda” for BioWare Montreal was far-reaching consequences.
According to Kotaku, citing various sources, the Canadian studio has been significantly reduced in recent weeks. Some of the employees were, for example, outsourced to the Motive Studios to work on titles such as “Star Wars Battlefront 2.” In addition, BioWare Montreal was demoted to a pure support studio, including BioWare Edmonton, working on the new Brand of the studio and for the time being can not work on own projects.
In addition, the remaining developers of BioWare Montreal will work on further updates to “MassEffect Andromeda”. Electronic Arts, however, did not confirm the details of Kotaku.