Well, it's not exactly surprising and for most fans, this is probably quite encouraging.
As revealed at BioWare's blog , the next Mass Effect will utilize the popular and critically acclaimed Frostbite engine.
BioWare Montreal studio director Yanick Roy talked about how the next entry in the award-winning franchise will take advantage of many of the same systems the Dragon Age III: Inquisition team has developed for Frostbite. You also don't have to worry about the new series iteration being a drastic departure from the norm, as Roy added that the fresh ME will be "very respectful" of the franchise:
"You can still expect the pillars the franchise is known for to be fully intact though, including diverse alien races, a huge galaxy to explore, and of course rich, cinematic storytelling."
It has been said that the new Mass Effect is in the "early development stages" and in fact, BioWare is seeking fan feedback . It'll be interesting to see ME4 running on Frostbite, won't it? So will it be a next-gen project…?