To say that Mass Effect: Andromeda had a rough launch would be an understatement. However, the developers have been hard at work since launch day, trying to figure out ways to improve what was not well done from the beginning. They are currently up to patch 1.06, but it might not be enough and Bioware Montreal might not work on a new Mass Effect game.
The ending of Mass Effect: Andromeda is definitely a set-up for a sequel and it was to be expected, however, it will probably not be Bioware Montreal working on it. From what has been said, it seems they have been moved to support activities for other studios. Bioware Montreal studio director, Yanick Roy, says that the “teams at BioWare and across EA put in tremendous effort bringing Mass Effect Andromeda to players around the world.” He also added that they continue to focus on the community and live service of the game and talked a bit about the future.
“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.”
So far, it would appear that no one was laid off, but the teams will be reassigned to help out with other projects. Luckily, Mass Effect: Andromeda did sell well in the first weeks, so that might have soften the blow of general dislike, due to some initial issues with the game.
This might be a good time to check out the actual game, as both the positive and negative hype have died down and the game is pretty much patched up. Just remember to check out our guides, as they will set you up on your way to space adventuring.