There’s a new Mass Effect game on the way, and its development will feature prominent names from the original trilogy. The former will no longer take anyone by surprise since BioWare took advantage of the last N7 Day to announce the development of a new Mass Effect. But the second thing, after learning that Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah leave the studio, is hopeful news. And, as confirmed by producer Michael Gamble on social networks, the development of this adventure will have several veteran developers of Mass Effect.
Dusty was one of the key people responsible for bringing the original Normandy to life. Dusty decided to rejoin BioWare to work on the next Mass Effect game. There are more like him. We've heard what Mass Effect means to you. https://t.co/8dfGPV17iS
— Michael Gamble (@GambleMike) December 11, 2020
As shared by Game Informer magazine, the well-known BioWare producer has confirmed some big names who will be working on the new Mass Effect: Derek Watts, Brenon Holmes, Parrish Ley, and Dusty Everman. The first of them, Watts, was the art director of the original trilogy, as well as Knights of the Old Republic. For his part, Brenon Holmes had done programming and design work on BioWare games since the days of Baldur’s Gate II.
There are a few more that we arent announcing yet.
— Michael Gamble (@GambleMike) December 15, 2020
Then we have Parrish Ley, the cinematic director of the original Mass Effect trilogy, and responsible for many of the “incredible moments” in this series, according to Gamble. And, to top it off, Dusty Everman, level designer for the original trilogy, responsible for shaping the interior of the first Normandy, among other tasks. They are veteran names returning to BioWare to work on the new Mass Effect, yes. But the most important thing is that, as Gamble himself mentions in response to the aforementioned medium: ” There are some more [names] that we are not going to announce yet.”
This does not mean that we are going to have to wait for what is yours to hear news about this project, of which only a new trailer has been shown for the moment, although that has not prevented the excitement of the fans of the saga. In the trailer, many things are left ambiguous until series regular Liara is revealed as she exposes an N7 emblem. The trailer then ends with the phrase “Mass Effect Will Continue” confirming that a new title is in the works.
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 11, 2020
Fans were quick to voice their excitement for the future of Mass Effect and to show appreciation for the work the returning team has done previously. Gamble seemed to echo this statement ending one of his tweets with “We’ve heard what Mass Effect means to you.” and another with “We dreamed of taking this first step with you, and we know you care about this universe as much as we do.” It seems as though the latest instalment of the Mass Effect series is shaping up to be the game fans have been waiting for.