Job Listing Suggests Massive News About Mass Effect 5 and Unreal Engine

Published 12/18/2021, 8:58 AM EST


Mass Effect is a beloved franchise and has evolved into an iconic saga in the last decade. However, the second installment still remains a masterpiece, according to the general consensus. But all this might change, for good, in the future, as a recent update suggests that the next successor, Mass Effect 5, may use the Unreal Engine 5. This will be a delight for all gamers since they are tired of EA sticking to Frostbite since the dawn of time.

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A recent job listing from EA shows that they need a candidate for the role of Associate Technical Director. What’s interesting to note is that while revealing the requirements and job description, the publisher mentioned that the person should have experience in working with Unreal Engine.

There was a tweet as well from BioWare’s Producer Brenon Holmes. He wrote that his team is hiring “talented programmers with UE4/UE5 experience.” Additionally, he also mentioned that this latest requirement is, in fact, for the next title in the franchise.

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This big news first showed up as a Reddit post where the Mass Effect community usually keeps dropping the latest updates in relation to the franchise. And the relevant post revealed that ME5 may eventually be developed using Unreal Engine 5. And the job listing, mentioned above, clearly hints at this possibility.

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Simply put, it means that the overall graphics quality of the future installment will be amazing, to say the least. It’s also because Unreal Engine 5 is far superior to its own predecessor Unreal Engine 4, as well as EA’s traditionally preferred Frostbite, according to the users’ comments who expressed their opinions under the post.

Source : Electronic Arts

Speaking of the gaming saga itself, then this year saw the release of a remastered trilogy at the start of 2021. Mass Effect Legendary Edition opened to a mostly positive response and was among the top-selling titles as well. However, the anticipation of fans is now gaining momentum for the fifth entry.

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Tell us how hyped you are for Mass Effect 5. Do you think it could surpass Mass Effect 2 as the best standalone game in the series?

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Mintu Tomar

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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.

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