The world knows so little about Mass Effect: Andromeda, but it is already one of the most anticipated sequels at the moment. This is completely understandable as the Mass Effect trilogy has been one of the most influential and revered contemporary video game series. With the series well on its way to the new generation of consoles, BioWare has shared some little details to sate us until we get the first official trailer.
Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of BioWare, updated the Andromeda website with a blog post telling how the upcoming title is set to give players more freedom than previous Mass Effect titles, mentioning how it will enhance the experience with “where you’ll go, how you’ll get there, and how you’ll play.”
Yes, we’re building the best of what we all love about Mass Effect – amazing stories, characters and fun third-person shooter combat – and bringing them along with us on the expedition to Andromeda.
Flynn also reiterated what has been previously revealed about how this new game will leave the Milky Way galaxy and send players to the Andromeda galaxy to make new allies, enemies, and explore new planets.
And, of course, in Mass Effect tradition, the game is due to look beautiful. Flynn mentioned that the game is being built on the Frostbite 3 engine, the foundation of the visually stunning Star Wars: Battlefront. He goes on to express, “We’re pushing the technology to deliver visuals, story, and gameplay that have never been done in franchise history.”
As such, Aaryn Flynn closed the post with mentioning how the team has been playing through the game and realizing that they are confidently going in the right direction, which should be reassuring for fans seeking another fascinating installment in the series.
Everyone at the Twinfinite office, at least, is shaking in anticipation of early 2017 when Mass Effect: Andromeda finally arrives. Previously, the release windowFor now, though, we’ll have to wait until June 12th for another update at the EA PLAY Press Conference.
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