Not the later stages but definitely not the early stages either, according to studio director Yanick Roy.
Bioware might be re-releasing the Mass Effect Trilogy for Xbox One and PS4 in the coming year but what has us most interested is Mass Effect 4, the Frostbite 3-powered successor to the breakout action RPG. There’s not much we know about the game at this point other than bits and snippets revealed by the developer.
In a new tweet, Bioware Montreal studio director Yanick Roy answered a query about conflict reports which said the sequel was either in the early stages or in the later stages of development. “Too late for one, too early for the other… So I guess we’re somewhere in the middle?”
Regardless of where they are, Mass Effect 4 will still take a good 1.5 to 2 years to release if Bioware properly announces it at E3. The only thing we know about the game is that it will feature some new gameplay elements (but in a similar tone to the previous games) and won’t have Shepard returning. Stay tuned for more.