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Mass Effect 5 almost certainly not coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X

Emma Flint

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Mass Effect 5 almost certainly not coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X

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Mass Effect fans have been waiting for news about the next game for what feels like an eternity now. Yes, Mass Effect Legendary Edition sustained us for a while, but it never really sated our need to find out what happened after Andromeda. Unfortunately, while there’s now a teaser to give us veiled hints, ME5 won’t be coming to our PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X.

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N7 Day gave us a very short, albeit intriguing, reveal for ME5. It gave us some hints as to its title and plot, though nothing concrete save for the answering of a distress signal from Andromeda. Still, it offered us hope, something tangible to dissect with fellow fans. Then the claim that ME5 won’t come out until at least 2029 started to engulf the internet like wildfire.

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On Giant Bomb’s Game Mess Morning segment, Jeff Grubb asked if viewers wanted some “original reporting”, before revealing “This game [ME5] is just nowhere near coming out. I was told that when they revealed Dragon Age: Dreadwolf in 2018, this is similar in terms of timeline.” Grubb added, “That was announced in 2018 and we’re not getting that game until maybe next year. So now do the math for that, and we’re talking 2029 for Mass Effect 5.”

That’s… a ridiculously long time, or, at least, that’s what it feels like. In reality, we know strong games can take some time to cook – GTA VI has been in development for a decade. Then there’s the fact that BioWare has been working on the next Dragon Age, a game fans have been waiting for since 2018.

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None of those facts softens the blow that we’ll be on new consoles by then, our PS5 and Xbox X gathering dust. Sure, the console wars will rage on like they always do, but battles will be fought in the name of a new-gen console we’ve yet to meet. However, as one gamer explained, “In the modern AAA industry a 5 year window is, sadly, not that much of a stretch.”

Excuse us while we go and cry into our morning coffees…

Topics: Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Bioware, PlayStation, PlayStation 5, Xbox, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PC

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