BioWare has been tight-lipped about its next Mass Effect game, but thanks to a newly released coffee table book, we’re starting to get a better idea of what the sci-fi title might look like.
Bioware: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development includes three new pieces of concept art for the next Mass Effect. While the authors didn’t care to elaborate on any of them, one of the images (via Tumblr) includes architecture that’s eerily similar to the Remnant civilization introduced in Mass Effect: Andromeda.
The implication is that the next Mass Effect game might be set in the Andromeda universe and be a direct sequel to the 2017 title, which would be surprising, being that it is the least popular game in the franchise.
“On the heels of a long-awaited remaster of the Mass Effect trilogy, BioWare now prepares its epic return to space,” an excerpt from the book reads. “A veteran team is hard at work envisioning the next big Mass Effect game. Expect amazing new worlds to explore with memorable characters buoyed by the series’ signature choices and consequences.”
“There’s an incredible universe of history to draw from, and many more stories for us to tell,” project director Mike Gamble says. “We’re focusing on creating something truly for the fans.”
BioWare shared its first piece of concept art for the next Mass Effect game earlier this month when it announced its package of remasters, the Mass Effect Legendary Edition. The image includes a ship called the Mud Skipper, which can also be seen in one of the newly released photos above.