New Mass Effect is 'ambitious, fresh yet recognizable', says dev

Next game is in playable state, confirms BioWare's Aaryn Flynn

BioWare's next Mass Effect game is in a playable state and coming along nicely, according to BioWare's Edmonton and Montreal general manager Aaryn Flynn.

The developer posted tantalizing Twitter messages after an internal play test on Wednesday, offering words of encouraging praise for the much anticipated sequel.


"Great time playing the next Mass Effect game in Montreal," said Flynn. "Ambitious. Beautiful. Fresh but recognizable. And fun," he added.

Nothing more was shared than an off-screen shot of the BioWare logo (pictured above) - an agonizing teaser for those looking forward to seeing the game in action.

BioWare teased the first glimpses of the as-yet unnamed "next chapter of Mass Effect" with a series of Twitter pictures of the development studio in November.

BioWare Montreal has taken over development duties on Mass Effect, with original developer BioWare Edmonton now working on a brand new IP. Little is known of the game, but it has been confirmed that the story of Mass Effect 4 won't relate to Shepard or the events of the previous three games. The new title will share "core systems" with Dragon Age 3.