ME Andromeda

A recent update on the official Mass Effect site has confirmed what many of us have already been suspecting: Mass Effect: Andromeda will be out “early” next year.

In the update, BioWare’s general manager Aaryn Flynn explains: “We need the right amount of time to make sure we deliver everything the game can be and should be.” A few snippets of juicy information about the game are also included in the update.

Flynn outlined what the BioWare team envisions for the new game, and says that they’re “building the best of what we all love about Mass Effect – amazing stories, characters and fun third-person shooter combat – and bringing them along with us on the expedition to Andromeda“.

As well as reassuring us that Andromeda will still be, you know, Mass Effect, Flynn also highlights a few new features we can expect to see in the game:

  • More Freedom: One of our biggest ambitions is to give players an unprecedented level of freedom for a Mass Effect experience – where you’ll go, how you’ll get there, and how you’ll play.
  • New Uncharted Worlds: We’re leaving the Milky Way behind and headed to Andromeda, where we’ll meet new allies, confront new enemies, and explore fascinating new worlds.
  • The Next Great Mass Effect Experience: Mass Effect: Andromeda will be the first Mass Effect game for today’s consoles and the first built on the Frostbite engine. We’re pushing the technology to deliver visuals, story, and gameplay that have never been done in franchise history.