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Report: Mass Effect series to be produced by Amazon

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Tim
Mass Effect Legendary Edition Tim (Image credit: Electronic Arts)

What you need to know

  • Amazon Studios is reportedly close to a deal to work on a Mass Effect series for Prime Video.
  • Amazon is currently working with other major franchises, such as The Wheel of Time and Fallout.
  • BioWare is currently working on the next mainline Mass Effect game.

Amazon Studios is working to develop a Mass Effect series for Prime Video, per a report from Deadline. According to the report, the deal nearing completion, though it isn't quite finalized yet.

Amazon is working to increase the content available on Prime, recently launching The Wheel of Time, based on the book series of the same name. Amazon is also working on other video game properties, with a series in development based on Bethesda Game Studios' Fallout.

A recent trilogy compilation of the first three Mass Effect games, titled Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, launched earlier this year for consoles and PC. Publisher Electronic Arts (EA) noted that Mass Effect: Legendary Edition sold "well above" expectations, though no hard figures were given.

Meanwhile, EA-owned development studio BioWare is currently working on the next Mass Effect, as well as Dragon Age 4. There's no official timeframe for either game, though reports indicate that Dragon Age 4 might be launching at some point in 2023. The last games in both franchises were 2017's Mass Effect: Andromeda and 2014's Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

11 Comments
  • Wow, I might finally have to watch a video game show now.
  • Netflix.
    ARCANE.
    You won't regret.
  • I regretted just listening to the ads on the podcasts I listen to. 😛
  • You ever see Rotten Tomatoes go 100/98?
    IGN give a 10.0?
    IMDB a 9.4?
    To an animation project?
    I hadn't.
  • I second Arcane and also Witcher. I also liked the netflix Dota series (though its not as perfect as the former two series).
  • count me in
  • Hopefully there will be no censorship of rear ends.
  • Prime is good.
    It has a chance to be watchable. They know how to manage SF shows.
    Disney would bowdlerize it, HBO tart it up, Apple would keep the title, change everything else, and make Jacob the lame the star. Viacom nobody would watch except critics.
    I'm betting on the FIRST CONTACT WAR. Or Akuze.
    Animated would be okay judging by INVINCIBLE.
  • And Netflix would censor it
  • Hopefully they let viewers vote on what color the ending has
  • They could.
    Netflix did.
    Streaming allows viewer choices.