Yanick Roy is the studio director over at Bioware Montreal, and via the Bioware Blog he officially announced they are working on the 4th installment of the Mass Effect series. Many fans are actually upset by the news of a 4th game. My sister has told me she wont even play the game. Being a massive Mass Effect fan, the fact that they “ended” the trilogy, and are now continuing on with the series is a big no no to many fans. Personally I say if a game is still awesome, selling well, and popular, why end it? It would be financially half retarded to end a series if that was the case. That’s why Resident Evil will never come to an end. More past the break.
The game will be made with the Frostbite engine which currently powers Battlefield 3, and will power the 4th Battlefield and Dragon Age III. Yanick also makes mention to keep an eye on their jobs page because they are always looking for new people to consider.
“The other thing I can tell you is that, while it will be very respectful of the heritage built over the course of the first three games, with the original trilogy now concluded and the switch over to a new engine, we are exploring new directions, both on the gameplay and story fronts. You can still expect the pillars the franchise is known for to be fully intact though, including diverse alien races, a huge galaxy to explore, and of course rich, cinematic storytelling.”