Not yet, anyway, according to EA executive vice prez Patrick Söderlund, who thinks that a lot of the criticism about Mass Effect: Andromeda was also kind of unreasonable, and that a new sequel is definitely a thing that could happen in the future.
“I usually don’t do this, but this is one of those places where I feel like the game got criticised a little bit more than it deserved. I think the game is actually a great game. Yes, we have to acknowledge the fact that there were some things that maybe we could have done better, absolutely, but as a whole, if you go in and you buy the game today with everything that’s in it today, I believe that that’s a game worth buying, personally,” he told Gamereactor.
“So that’s the first thing I’ll say. The [second] thing I’ll say is, for Mass Effect as a franchise, that has such a big fanbase, and you know I’ve seen people saying ‘Oh, EA’s not making another Mass Effect‘. I see no reason why we shouldn’t come back to Mass Effect. Why not? It’s a spectacular universe, it’s a loved [series], it has a big fanbase, and it’s a game that has done a lot for EA and for BioWare.”
And by “a lot”, he means that, despite its, um, less than stellar (GET IT BECAUSE “STELLAR” MEANS “STARRY” LOL SOMEBODY STOP ME) reception with critics and fans, Mass Effect: Andromeda banked loads of cash. Which is probably also the real reason that Mass Effect isn’t in permanent stasis.