BioWare has published a new piece of concept art from Mass Effect 5 that teases what is presumably one of the environments that will be featured in the fifth mainline installment of its fan-favorite sci-fi RPG series. Shared today as part of the festivities for N7 Day, an annual celebration of all things Mass Effect, the artwork depicts what some believe is a section of a Mass Relay, the enormous transit devices that players use to jump between star systems within the games, created by the long extinct Protheans. BioWare isn’t ready to announce a release date for Mass Effect 5 yet, but an animated/video version of the “Satherium System Dock” artwork that the studio released today can be accessed here. Mass Effect 5 will see the return of Commander Shepard, if previous reporting is to be believed.
Here’s an uncropped, 4K version of the concept art:
From the official BioWare blog:
In the nearly 15 years since the release of the first Mass Effect, the biggest reason we still love working on it is the warmth, dedication, and passion of this community. There are some of you who have been with us through everything. We’ve grown together, sacrificed Ashley together, (Editor’s Note: Or Kaidan, Mike! We all make different choices.) faced difficulties together…and laughed until our Faces Were Tired…together! And for those of you who are new to Mass Effect (thanks, Legendary Edition!), welcome! I can promise that many years of fun, adventures, and characters you’ll fall in love with are still ahead.
Regardless of when you joined us, through four games and more expansions, I can say with certainty that we’re in this because of you, and every N7 Day is a wonderful reminder of that. As we look forward, each week is a fun and exciting challenge for the team. We love bringing this universe to life, and although there’s much more we want to share with you, that’ll have to be for another time.
For now, there is something we want you to have a look at. We’ve intercepted some strange footage from one of the monitoring stations in known space. It could be nothing, but…