Rumours of the next game being called “Mass Effect: Contact” are just rumours at this point.
Though rumours have been circulating that the next game in the franchise will have a subtitle with it, Bioware has confirmed that Mass Effect 4 doesn’t have an official name yet.
After rumours said that the next game – developed on Frostbite 3 and releasing for next gen consoles – would be called Mass Effect: Contact, Bioware Montreal studio director Yanick Roy stated on Twitter that, “WRT [With regard to] name speculations: the next Mass Effect doesn’t have a name yet, just a working title that we have used since day 1 of the project.”
And that working title is likely to not be the final name. So if the game has indeed been referred to as “Contact”, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will be officially revealed under the same name.
Then again, maybe it could. But it’s not a common practice in the gaming industry.
As of now, Mass Effect 4 is slated to be revealed at E3 2014. Are you looking forward to it? Let us know in the comments.