According to four sources for Kotaku, BioWare Montreal is putting the Mass Effect franchise on hiatus and is now acting as a support studio.
Last month, several BioWare Montreal employees were sent to EA Motive to help with development of Star Wars Battlefront II while others who are still working on the BioWare Montreal office are now working on a new IP under the code-name Dylan.
Kotaku reached out to Electronic Arts and received the following 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.