While "Mass Effect: Andromeda" was once known as "Mass Effect 4" it has long been known this game is not going to be a continuation of the first three games in the franchise. What isn't yet known is whether this might be the beginning of another trilogy. A new interview between producer Mike Gamble and Game Informer seems to indicate there is a chance we could be seeing at least one sequel, though Bioware hasn't made the final decision on whether we're going to see a continuation of this storyline or not.

'Andromeda' planned as a self-contained story

When Bioware first announced "Andromeda" they made it clear this was going to be a standalone game. Now that the game is nearly released, it makes sense the people who have spent so much time building the world the game inhabits are not all that keen to leave and never return. Gamble talked about how there are definitely the developers want to tell but they just aren't sure the situation is going to allow it.

Gamble made it clear "Mass Effect: Andromeda" is going to have to get released before any long-term plans can be made. "What I don’t want to do is tie players into… well, if you don’t know what happened with the first one, you have to play the first one to understand the second.”" Gamble told the publication.

'Andromeda' has gone gold

It won't be long now before this new "Mass Effect" is either loved or hated. Bioware recently announced "Andromeda" has officially gone gold. For those not versed in software development lingo, that means the final version of the game has been completed. This is generally the copy that gets sent to the factories that will have it pressed onto disc and eventually shipped to the hot little hands of anyone who buys the game.

Titles going gold aren't usually all that newsworthy, unless it had been delayed before and there was worry it might be delayed again. "Andromeda" had indeed been delayed a couple of times and there was talk the game would never see the light of day. "Mass Effect: Andromeda" is due to his the Xbox One, PS4 and PC on March 21, 2017.