Mass Effect Andromeda is an upcoming action role-playing third person shooter video game that is being developed by BioWare and will be published by Electronics Arts. It was announced back in June 2015 at an Electronics Arts conference.
It will be the latest addition to the Mass Effect series and a successor to Mass Effect 3. Mass Effect Andromeda will be released for the platforms of PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Though the developers have been tight lipped about the upcoming game, rumors about it have been floating around the internet for quite some time now. The latest reports state that players will have to dawn the role of a pathfinder in the game.
The pathfinder will be given the necessary combat trainings and will be sent out with the task of exploring the Helius Cluster and finding a new suitable place for humans to inhabit. Rumors have it that the solar system in Mass Effect Andromeda will be significantly larger in volume compared to the one in Mass Effect 3.
A larger solar system will require the harvesting of more amount of resources and it will result in increasing the complexity of the Mako System.
Commander Shepherd has become a well-known face to Mass Effect fans since the character has graced every Mass Effect game with her presence. Commander Shepherd is the character with which players have been playing the game since it was first released.
However, if the latest rumors are to be believed, this character will be missing from the upcoming installment of Mass Effect. As of yet, no specific details have been divulged by the developers regarding the character with which fans will be playing the game.
That being said, Mass Effect Andromeda will feature the same level of character creation freedom that is present in earlier iterations of the game.
In their quest of finding a new home for human beings, players will come across a new alien race which is called the Remnant. Players will be tasked with retrieving an ancient technology that has the power to determine the very fate of humanity.
Cameron Lee, the Lead producer at BioWare recently revealed that he had already experienced about an hour of gameplay of Andromeda. He was enquired by a lot of fans about it but he abstained from unveiling any crucial details regarding the game.
However, he did say that the developers are hard at work with the game and their sole objective is to bring something really great to the fans.
BioWare has made use of Unreal Engines 2 and 3 to create the Mass Effects games released till date, however with Andromeda, the company has switched to the Frostbite 3 Engine from DICE. This new game engine will surely bring about a different level of graphics and performance to the upcoming iteration of Mass Effect.
BioWare has not yet mentioned a specific release date for Mass Effect Andromeda but has confirmed that the game will hit the market anytime between October 2016 and march 2017.
In other news, Chris Wynn, the senior development director of Mass Effect Andromeda has left BioWare. In a recently issued statement, BioWare confirmed his departure and thanked him for his immense contribution towards the company.
The news came as a shock to fans as they started worrying about the effect that Wynn’s departure may have on the upcoming game.
However, BioWare assured fans that Wynn leaving the company will not have any effect on the game and its developmental process is continuing in full swing.
Some fans are still worried over the fact whether BioWare issued such a statement to prevent any unrest among fans and whether the game’s future is indeed in jeopardy.