Mass Effect Andromeda has been in the news recently, with the latest gameplay videos, as well as potential controversies. You were able to enjoy a 17-minute excerpt from a loyalty mission for Peebee, one of the Asari crew members, as well. Today’s news regard multiplayer, which will be a lot like ME3’s, if we can trust BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn. And let’s face it, if we can’t trust him when it comes to Andromeda news, I think we’re pretty much done for.
It was confirmed today that post-launch support will follow the way Mass Effect 3 did things regarding multiplayer. This means that all the new stuff, such as maps, abilities or characters, will be free. There will be a steady flow of content in the months to come. Blind loot boxes are returning, but they were not in ME3, so there is that one change. From what we know, the multiplayer will have impact on the single-player, which is again similar to Mass Effect 3 and also not very popular among those who prefer to keep their games single-player only. Still, you will be able to send teams in your stead to missions to get single-player loot, while if you do the missions yourself you will get rewards for both SP and MP. Seems like an elegant solution, but time will tell.
Speaking of multiplayer, the beta was cancelled just recently, for unknown reasons. The 10-hour trial for EA/Origin Access members will, however, feature multiplayer as well, without restrictions.
For those who are not that much into multiplayer, we recently wrote about ME: Andromeda’s exploration and discovery video .
Mass Effect: Andromeda is the new chapter in the Mass Effect universe, set in a different galaxy. It will be out on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on March 21, 2017.