It’s being worked on by a “veteran team.”
After the critical and commercial failure of Mass Effect: Andromeda, there were many who wondered if the series had a future anymore, especially after the game’s planned expansions were cancelled. BioWare, however, have remained adamant that the series still has life in it yet, and that there’s stories in that universe that they still want to tell.
About a year ago, we heard reports that the next Mass Effect was in very early development, and now, BioWare have officially confirmed it. In the update on their blog where they announced Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, the developer has confirmed that a “veteran team” is working on the next game in the series.
“A veteran team has been hard at work envisioning the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe,” the developer wrote. “We are in early stages on the project and can’t say any more just yet, but we’re looking forward to sharing our vision for where we’ll be going next.”
It’s probably going to be several years before we hear anything concrete about this game, much less see it get released, given the fact that BioWare are currently focused on the Anthem overhaul and on the next Dragon Age (both of which also don’t seem to be very far along in development). Either way, we’ll keep our ear to the ground, so stay tuned for more updates.