BioWare isn't leaping straight into the development of a new Mass Effect game, Kotaku reports.
Four of that website's sources claim that Mass Effect: Andromeda developer BioWare Montreal has downsized, with many of its staff moving to other EA studios to help with other projects.
According to the sources, some employees have been transferred to EA Motive to work on Star Wars Battlefront 2, and those remaining will help out on BioWare's live service project that's project codenamed "Dylan".
Patches will continue to be issued for Andromeda's multiplayer.
Andromeda was the first game BioWare Montreal took lead on. BioWare Edmonton developed the first three Mass Effect games.
Here's a statement from BioWare Montreal studio director Yanick Roy:
Our teams at BioWare and across EA put in tremendous effort bringing Mass Effect Andromeda to players around the world. Even as BioWare continues to focus on the Mass Effect Andromeda community and live service, we are constantly looking at how we're prepared for the next experiences we will create.
The teams in EA Worldwide Studios are packed with talent, and more than ever, we are driving collaboration between studios on key projects.
With our BioWare and Motive teams sharing studio space in Montreal, we have BioWare team members joining Motive projects that are underway. We're also ramping up teams on other BioWare projects in development.
There will be much more to come from BioWare in the years ahead.