Yesterday was N7 day, and a lot was revealed about the upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda. Not only have they released a new trailer for the game, but they have confirmed that loyalty missions will be making a come back and much more.
The big thing that has happened is the announcement of a multiplayer beta. The beta is available through the BioWare website, and you’ll have to fill out a survey. However, the survey is fairly extensive, and your answers will determine your chances on being selected for the beta so be careful. Also, the beta is only available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, so if you’re a PC player you’re going to be missing out. If you’re still interested, you can sign up for a chance to enter the beta, here.
A lot of people have wondered how a Mass Effect sequel could exist after how Mass Effect 3 ended. Well, BioWare has gotten around that in Mass Effect Andromeda. The official Mass Effect Andromeda website has the timeline for when everything has happened involving humanities space travel. The Andromeda project put hundreds of people, of multiple species, on arks and shot them towards the Andromeda galaxy. These people were put into stasis and slept for around 600 years as they flew out. Now the question is when did they leave? Well, they left in 2185, which is after Mass Effect 2, but before any of the events in Mass Effect 3. That means no matter what ended happened, it didn’t have any influence on the Andromeda project and anyone who was a part of it.
In an interview with Game Informer, Mass Effect Andromeda’s creative director, Mac Walters, said, “The big difference between this and ME2, where you did a loyalty mission and that all impacted the ending, is that they’re much more optional in this case. If you don’t want to engage with them, you don’t have to. If you want engage with them after the critical path is done, you can do that.”
Loyalty missions, new trailers, betas, and a solid timeline are ala a part of the celebration of N7 day for BioWare. Mass Effect Andromeda is capitalizing on what has been a success in past games, and branching out into new territory as well. It’s slated to come out in Spring 2017, but they have said that they are willing to push the date back if they need more time to fix up the game. So, what do you think of the newest installment in the Mass Effect universe?
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Written by Spencer Havens