All hope is not lost with Mass Effect. Despite the revival of the franchise being placed on the back-burner thanks, in part, to Mass Effect Andromeda's lacklustre reception, fans are clutching onto the thought that a missing race will soon make a fresh appearance.
According to Tom Phillips of Eurogamer, those still enjoying the tale of Bioware's space opera believe they're being teased that a race mentioned at the start of the newest adventure will actually make an appearance before long.
We're talking about the Quarians, in case you hadn't guessed. It's likely that anyone who's stepped foot within the Mass Effect unsiverse will know of their legend - moreso those who at least saw the beginning of Mass Effect Andromeda. Though the race is mentioned very early on, they're yet to make an appearance in-game since their multiplayer venture in Mass Effect 3.
The tease comes from Mass Effect: Andomeda's on-going multiplayer events. Rolling out on a 'semi-regular' basis, these updates typically offer up new pieces of lore to entice players to make repeated visits back to the game. The latest has a Remnant observatory pick up a singal that appears to be of Quarian origin.
"ANALYSIS: "...trying to boost the signal. Unknown if... tech seems to be helping even if we don't know the... back to Keelah Si'yah. ...way home.""
While fans will likely take anything they can get in the end, there's the real question of whether this could be related to planned single-player DLC, multiplayer additions or simply a tiny reference meant as nothing more.
With the franchise being put on hold while Bioware as told to focus on their new, and newly delayed, fresh IP, it's unsure whether the group plans to follow up the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda with the single-player DLC their role-playing games are typically know for. They may have planned for something once, only to have the recent turn of events make them pull the plug.