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'Mass Effect 4' development status posted and potential E3 2014 reveal hinted

'Mass Effect 3' screen
'Mass Effect 3' screen
Photo courtesy of Electronic Arts, used with permission

A new status update has been posted for the tentatively-titled "Mass Effect 4." According to a report from Gameranx on May 5, Ian Frazier revealed that Bioware recently had an excellent week in developing the next installment of the "Mass Effect" franchise. The individual is the lead designer at the Montreal studio of Bioware.

Alistair McNally may have also teased a potential reveal of "Mass Effect 4" at E3 2014. The creative lead at the Edmonton and Montreal branches teased fans that Bioware will be providing a "sensual assault." Electronic Arts should be holding a press conference during the convention to announce and show off the latest video games. At last year's media briefing, a Bioware representative appeared on stage to provide a first look at "Dragon Age Inquisition."

According to Now Gamer, Yanick Roy recently revealed that the development team is right in the middle of development for "Mass Effect 4," which was first reported to be in production during late 2012. Based on the comments from the studio director of Bioware Montreal, the upcoming title may be coming out in late 2015. The proclamation also suggest that the video game could be in a presentable state.

Both "Dragon Age Inquisition" and "Mass Effect 4" use the Frostbite 3 graphics engine that came from EA Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment. As a result, the two games will share some backend elements. Bioware will be releasing the dark fantasy role-playing game first as it is scheduled for a launch on Oct. 7 on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles as well as the PC platform.

The last mainline game in the science-fiction role-playing franchise came out in 2012. Bioware previously hinted that the story of the next title is not going to be following the conclusion of "Mass Effect 3" as the main character won't be Commander Shepard. There is a possibility that players may be able to import their decisions made in previous installments, however. You can check out a screen of the third installment from the official Facebook account of the series with the photo attached to the top of this article.