BioWare celebrated the N7 day with a video commemorating the franchise. The future of Mass Effect remains bleak. To celebrate the anniversary, the Apex Elite Pack has been brought back and will be available until 13 November.
Yesterday, 07 November, was the N7 Day - the annual celebration of Mass Effect. This year, that date has been made all the more special because it marked the franchise's 10th anniversary. With that, the BioWare team sat down and took a long(ing) look back at the last decade, wondering where it all went wrong.
The commemorative video does not contain anything that would resemble a sliver of hope for the franchise, it was more along the lines of giving the last rites to Zombie BioWare.
In the video, one misguided, disembodied voice said: "The future of Mass Effect I think is really bright."
Cathleen Rootsaert, lead writer, added: "If BioWare has any kind of special juice, I think the characters are the special juice."
Be that as it may, Mass Effect remains on indefinite hiatus. When asked about it, EA and BioWare Montreal studio director Yanick Roy gave this response:
"Our teams at BioWare and across EA put in tremendous effort bringing Mass Effect Andromeda to players around the world. Even as BioWare continues to focus on the Mass Effect Andromeda community and live service, we are constantly looking at how we’re prepared for the next experiences we will create.
The teams in EA Worldwide Studios are packed with talent, and more than ever, we are driving collaboration between studios on key projects.
With our BioWare and Motive teams sharing studio space in Montreal, we have BioWare team members joining Motive projects that are underway. We’re also ramping up teams on other BioWare projects in development.
There will be much more to come from BioWare in the years ahead."
The Mass Effect website holds the information about streamer schedules, details on Multiplayer APEX missions for Mass Effect Andromeda, and a note that says "We can’t wait to see what the future holds."