The last two Mass Effect games have both used the Unreal 3 engine- and according to Epic’s Mark Rein, Mass Effect 3 will be no different.
Speaking in an interview with Develop earlier, Rein said “BioWare chose UE3 for the Mass Effect trilogy because they wanted to make an immersive third-person perspective shooter game with sci-fi environments.”
“We have a great working relationship with Epic from both the development and licensee perspective, and we’re continually pleased with how they keep their game engine technology competitive, which helps us deliver the excellent quality games that EA customers expect,” further added EA Partners SVP, David DeMartini.
It was recently announced that work on Mass Effect 3 has now begun. We have high hopes.