BioWare General Manager Gary McKay has posted a new letter talking about the “State of BioWare” which also acts as sort of a development update on both franchises’ upcoming entries. While nothing concrete was shared in terms of gameplay details, the studio did reveal that there are hidden secrets in the Mass Effect N7 Day image released last year.
At least five surprises are hidden in the image below, all relevant in the future of the Mass Effect series.
The open letter starts with the usual greetings, and McKay addressing the challenges that the studio went through during the pandemic and how they managed to cope during these extremely pressing times. McKay also mentioned the upcoming Legacy of the Sith expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, set to launch next month, February 15.
However, the real standout of the open letter is the one pertaining to secrets hidden within the Mass Effect N7 Day promotional image released last November. It says:
And of course, we remain hard at work on the next iterations of Dragon Age and Mass Effect. I’m seeing some incredible work from both teams. If you’re curious about Mass Effect, I’d encourage you to take a look at the poster we released on N7 Day. If you look closely, there are a handful of hidden treats; by my count, there are at least five surprises, all of which point to an amazing future in the Mass Effect universe. As for Dragon Age, we have a veteran group of talented developers working on the next iteration of the franchise. We are focused on a single-player experience that is built on choices that matter.
We’ve attached the image below. Try and see if you can scout some of these “surprises” by yourself:
See anything? The crew moving towards the crater has a Krogan in their ranks (left, maroon silhoutte) as well as an Asari (middle besides the Krogan). They also appear to be heading towards remains of some sort, which could set the tone for the next Mass Effect title. Perhaps a reunion with Shepard, with Wrex and Liara part of the team? We’ll have to wait and see.
You can read the letter in its entirety where Mckay talks about the pandemic, hiring from all parts of the world and more, right here.