Gamers hoping to see the next installment in the Mass Effect franchise make its way to a Nintendo console may have to stow those hopes away, as developer BioWare has announced it has no current plans to bring the game to Switch.

“Yeah, not right now, no,” BioWare producer Michael Gamble told Stevivor in an interview when asked if the title would be seen on Switch. “We’re not planning on it.”

Mass Effect: Andromeda is an upcoming first-person shooter expected to release in 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and, while no hints had been given regarding bringing the game to Switch in the past, BioWare-owner EA Games did reveal last year that one of their “bigger” titles would be released on the platform.

However, Gamble did not rule out the possibility of a Switch release entirely.

“If the Switch launches and everyone’s just yammering for Mass Effect, who knows,” Gamble added. “We never want to close doors like that.”

Though the news may disappoint some fans looking for further confirmation of third-party support for the Switch, Nintendo has promised to reveal more information about the console on January 13th.

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