E3 2015: Mass Effect ANDROMEDA revealed


The Mass Effect trilogy is one of those series that defined the last console generation. A fantastic piece of storytelling (bar the shaky ending), the games really pushed what we could expect from the sci-fi RPG genre. We all knew another was on it’s way, that it was a completely new story with new characters, and that there was some concept art floating around. Now we have name: Mass Effect ANDROMEDA, and a teaser trailer:

Apart from that, very little is known about Mass Effect ANDROMEDA. The game is still a while away from being finished, but Eurogamer has a statement from Aaryn Flynn, Studio General Manager, BioWare Canada, and Yanick Roy, Studio Director, BioWare Montreal with a few more tidbits:

While we aren’t ready to go into too many details just yet, as you saw in the trailer and can tell by the name, this game is very much a new adventure, taking place far away from and long after the events of the original trilogy. You will play a human, male or female, though that’s actually not the character you saw in the trailer (more on that later). You’ll be exploring an all-new galaxy, Andromeda, and piloting the new and improved Mako you saw. And through it all, you will have a new team of adventurers to work with, learn from, fight alongside of, and fall in love with.

We built this trailer in Frostbite, our game engine, and it represents our visual target for the final game. We are thrilled by what we’ve already been able to achieve in bringing Mass Effect to Frostbite and by putting our entire focus on PC and current gen consoles. With the time remaining in development, we’re excited about the possibility to push things even more.

Mass Effect ANDROMEDA is due ‘Holiday 2016’, so barring any delays, we can expect a November 2016 release. Gosh, that seems like a long time away! Good job we will have Fallout 4 to play first!


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