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Next Mass Effect is Current-Gen Exclusive — Rumor

BioWare just released Dragon Age: Inquisition on PlayStation 3 and 4 as well as on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Xbox One and finally, on PC. This was a huge undertaking for BioWare and the first time they developed across five platforms, let alone the first time they developed a massive open world across so many.

This was a huge undertaking and we’re sure that in order to have the game running impressively on current-gen consoles as well as last-gen hardware wasn’t an easy task. Considering this, it’s not surprising the developer has been focusing on delivering an extremely hefty patch in the near future for Inquisition that will correct a little over 150 minor issues that the game shipped with.

However, the extensive patch upcoming for Dragon Age: Inquisition isn’t the only hefty developing going on at BioWare. After all, the company has another massive franchise they teased more information about at E3 2014 and on November 7th, 2014 — Mass Effect 4.

It likely won’t be called Mass Effect 4, but for the sake of making this easy, that’s what we’ll call it for now. If recent reports are to be believed over the development of Mass Effect 4 and how impressive the world is, it’s highly unlikely that the upcoming iteration into the franchise is going to span multiple generation of consoles. It’s with this belief that we figure it’s going to release exclusively on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Given our assumptions, we reached out to an industry insider of our own about the game and were lucky enough to receive a response. We don’t post rumors often here on Stealthy Box, especially sourcing insiders we’ve talked to, but we were comfortable and confident enough in the insider we talked to, to run with this one. When we talked to them them about the upcoming release of Mass Effect and the newly released Dragon Age, they responded with this tidbit of information.

“Definitely. Thankfully it’s their last cross-gen game…”

This response was an answer to a statement we made to them about Dragon Age being an impressive outing for BioWare as a developer. If we’re being honest here, it’s not surprising that Inquisition was a multi-generational game. It’s likely having the large install base from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 were more than huge selling points for EA and BioWare when it came to potential of sales. However, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One quickly coming up on a combined install base of over 25 million; it’s going to have a respectable enough install base for BioWare to push forward completely.

We’re aware a lot of smaller websites post made up rumors and quotes all of the time in order to gain traction and ‘clicks,’ but we’ve avoided doing that. The only other time we broke a ‘rumor’ or story was with Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. So, if you own a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and are looking for that next big franchise coming to current-gen consoles that will push you to buy one, outside of Uncharted 4 of course, then this is it. Mass Effect should be the type of franchise that pushes you over that purchase edge.

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