The trailer is giving us an overview of things regarding the game’s main story. The cut scenes show the humanity’s challenges upon arriving to the new galaxy and none of the “golden worlds” panning out. A nice bit of irony, and probably quite an expensive one, was the use of Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Human” as the background music. There’s also a hint of human to Asari relationshipping, very slyly hid in a slideshow of scenes. Yes, BioWare, we know you took romance to a new level. And no, some of us are still not on board with the male Ryder’s hairdo. The game will feature heavily the idea of planet viability – allowing you to build outposts, improve your Nexus and generally establishing a place for humans in the Andromeda galaxy.
From what we have gathered so far, Andromeda’s multiplayer will be quite similar to that of Mass Effect 3. This means that maps, abilities and characters will be free, with steady content flowing in. There will be MP missions that affect SP, but if you are not into that, you can use your AI teams to cover for you. You might not get the MP loot, but your SP loot will still be here. Smart move by Bioware as there is a certain subset of players who do not care for multiplayer in a game they primarily see as a singleplayer experience.
For those who are members of EA/Origin Access, there is the option to try ME:Andromeda in a 10-hour trial. The said 10 hours can be used in single or multiplayer, exploring up to your heart’s desire. Well, as long as your desire is equal to 10 hours, that is.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is out on March 21, 2017, for PC, Xbox One and PS4.