A future Mass Effect CTO should preferably have experience with Unreal Engine 4 and above, as well as other technologies. His responsibility will be both the overall technical strategy and the search and training of the best programmers in the industry.
Interest in the Unreal Engine may indicate that the creators of Mass Effect 4 are going to abandon the internal Frostbite engine in favor of a tool Epic Games…
The first three games in the series were created on Unreal, but then the studio decided to switch to Frostbite, they made Mass Effect: Andromeda and Anthem… This solution saved money (you didn’t have to pay for your engine), but the games suffered in a number of aspects, primarily in the animation of the surrounding world.
The new Mass Effect is set to enter full production by 2023.
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