One big family.
Speaking to PlayStation Access after the Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay reveal at the PlayStation Meeting today, BioWare revealed some interesting facts about the characters we saw. According to them, the male and female characters we saw in the latest gameplay video and back at E3 are actually siblings. If you choose to play as female Ryder, your male sibling will also exist in that universe, somewhere out there.
Another interesting tidbit was revealed: the mysterious figure decked out in the cool N7 armor that we saw in the initial reveals is actually their father. These three characters that we’ve seen so far are a family, and it’ll be interesting to see how these dynamics play out in the final game. Since the game will likely allow you to customize your character’s design and appearances, it is possible that your design choices could affect your sibling and father too, though that remains to be seen,
Mass Effect: Andromeda is set to be released for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC some time in 2017. A firm release date has not been set.