Although 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' was a bitter disappointment and the ending of 'Mass Effect 3' was something of a let-down, there can be no denying the impact the franchise had.

The second entry is far and away one of the most important RPGs ever made, with its cutting edge graphics, sprawling storyline, and deeply intuitive combat system. Not only that, what other game could boast a cast that included Martin Sheen, Yvonne Strahovski, Keith David AND the guy who voiced Winnie The Pooh?

Anyway, rumours have been circulating of a new 'Mass Effect' game in the works, after a job posting - picked up by SegmentNext - seemed to indicate that BioWare is beginning work on a new game that will bring back one of its "most prestigious franchises."

BioWare are responsible for the likes of 'Dragon Age' and 'Jade Empire' as well as 'Mass Effect', however the likelihood is that it'll be 'Mass Effect'. For one, BioWare Project Director Mike Gamble posts pretty cryptic tweets on the regular on his Twitter account that are centred around 'Mass Effect' and the lessons learned from 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'.

Here's one example, just to illustrate the point.

The other scenario is that it's the long-awaited remaster / remake of 'Mass Effect', as the game is now well over 13 years old and probably long overdue it. Again, given how poor 'Andromeda' was, it's no harm in going back to the well and game remakes are definitely having a moment.

Between the excitement around 'Final Fantasy VII Remake', Capco's 'Resident Evil' remakes, not to mention the likes of 'The Last Guardian', a remake of 'Mass Effect' would be welcome news for everybody.