Mass Effect’s Next Entry Is Likely Running on Unreal Engine 5

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It looks like Mass Effect's next game is running on Unreal Engine 5. Thanks to a recent job posting, we know that BioWare's likely shifting away from EA's Frostbite engine as seen with Andromeda, having previously used Unreal Engine 3 for the original trilogy.

Gaming Bolt reports the job posting comes from BioWare producer Brenon Holmes, who posted they're hiring programmers "with Unreal Engine 4/5" experience to work on the next Mass Effect game. Within this, Holmes states that "experience with UnrealEngine4+ is an asset."


Mass Effect’s Next Entry Is Likely Running on Unreal Engine 5

Unreal Engine 5's slowly seeing wider adoption. After Fortnite recently moved development onto it, The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience launched earlier this month as a movie tie-in experience on PS5/Xbox Series X/S for the upcoming film The Matrix Resurrections. This tech demo was described as "a glimpse into the future of interactive storytelling and entertainment" using Unreal Engine 5.

As for Mass Effect, Amazon Studios has reportedly begun developing a TV series adaptation, and actor Henry Cavill has expressed interest in appearing. Make sure to follow us for more gaming news and updates as it happens.