Yes, I know that’s actually Dr Chakwas from Mass Effect 2, but I looked up “Mass Effect glitch” on Google for an image to go with this article, and this one is totally hilarious and more or less exactly how I look today after a long weekend with too much partying. GIMME KISHESH.
It’s also a convenient reminder that every Mass Effect game has problems, and Mass Effect: Andromeda is no exception to the rule.
Since the game launched on EA Access last week, its somewhat, uh, awkward dialogue and krogan sign language interpreters have become instant internet jokes – but it’s okay, everybody, BioWare is working on it.
Responding to a question on Twitter about the game’s bizarre facial animation, and what’s being done about it, Mass Effect: Andromeda lead designer Ian S. Frazier explained that the developers are “looking at patching lots of issues and want to strongly support the game moving forward. I can’t say more just yet.”
“Can’t promise anything yet, but we’re currently evaluating various options for making it better,” he told another Twitter user about the game’s character creator. “I’ve got it on the list of things we’re looking at potentially fixing/adding for character creation,” he told somebody else.
The studio has already dropped an update for the game that fixes a black screen loading crash plus “improvements to many cinematics, conversations, and other character interactions”, and is also collecting bug reports from user-submitted on a forum here.
Game’s out tomorrow on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.