AMAZON SEEKING MASS EFFECT SERIES

AMAZON SEEKING MASS EFFECT SERIES

AMAZON SEEKING MASS EFFECT SERIES

Amazon Studios is negotiating the rights to make a series based on the best-selling sci-fi videogame Mass Effect.

According to Deadline, the studios are close to signing a deal with Electronic Arts. "You will see us continuing to invest in fantasy genre of all kinds, we have a genre-focused team on the ground in Studios who work tirelessly with our creative partners on those slates, and you can look forward to more," said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke.

The potential deal follows progress with fantasy franchises The Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of TimeMass Effect was launched in 2007. Set in the year 2183, when humans have developed interstellar travel and colonised other worlds, the game involves special forces operative Commander Shepard and a team of soldiers facing off against various cosmic threats.

Two sequels followed in 2010 and 2012, with a spinoff, Mass Effect: Andromeda in 2017, plus tie-in books and comics. A fifth game is currently in development. As a taster, here's the trailer for the 2012 animated movie Mass Effect: Paragon Lost.