A BioWare studio director has teased at how far the development of the next Mass Effect has gone.

Yanick Roy, BioWare Montreal's studio director, has recently responded to a fan's question on his Twitter about the next entry in the Mass Effect series. The fan asked how far along was the next title's development, claiming that he read conflicting reports saying that the game was in the early stages of development while others have said it is in the later stages. Roy teased the world by responding, "too late for one, too early for the other... So I guess we're somewhere in the middle?"

Based on what we have heard from BioWare in the past, Mass Effect 3's lead writer Mac Walters has hinted there will be no direct continuation of Shepard's story, and his companions are unlikely to return. The game probably won't be called "Mass Effect 4," since it suggests that it would directly continue from the the third game, similar to how Dragon Age: Inquisition was not titled "Dragon Age III," despite being a sequel to Dragon Age II. Executive producer Casey Hudson and BioWare Edmonton and Montreal team leader Aaryn Flynn have each Tweeted that they have gone hands-on with an early, playable build of the game. For those impressed by Dragon Age: Inquisition's graphics, the next Mass Effect will be allegedly using DICE's Frostbite 3 engine. Regardless of what happens with the fourth Mass Effect title, we can't wait to see where BioWare takes us from here.