The fact that BioWare is remastering the original Mass Effect trilogy underscores its focus on the series. The 4K remasters could bolster interest in the series ahead of a possible/likely sequel. It’s unclear how or if the next entry will tie into Mass Effect: Andromeda, though. In any case, the upcoming game is known only as “the next Mass Effect” for now.
The Mass Effect update follows some turmoil in BioWare’s ranks. A massive overhaul of Anthem is ongoing after that game landed with a thud last year. Earlier this month, BioWare general manager Casey Hudson, who worked on the Mass Effect trilogy, and Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah announced their departures from the studio.