Credit where credit is due EA are doing a great job of keeping fans in the dark in regard to the upcoming addition to the role-playing game series from BioWare, Mass Effect. Whether you regard that as a good thing or not you still have to respect their commitment to keeping tight-lipped, leaving the development of the game to build hype all by itself.
Now however, with E3 2016 just around the corner BioWare’s general manager Aaryn Flynn has taken to the official Mass Effect blog to share an update on the eagerly anticipated Mass Effect Andromeda, showing what fans can expect from the game and probably most importantly when we will actually get to see the game in action. So, let’s start with that blog post:
“With Mass Effect™: Andromeda, our team at BioWare™ is exploring how far they can take this beloved franchise. Yes, we’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. But we’re also excited to be introducing new features and ways you can enjoy a Mass Effect 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.”
Flynn went on to say that while the team are taking the game in the right direction, they need time to ensure that it meets expectations of the fans as well as the standards of the developer and publisher. And so confirmed that Mass Effect Andromeda will aim to ship in early 2017, which technically speaking is a delay, from the previously anticipated release of later this year.
Fortunately however, fans aren’t going to have to wait much longer to see more of the game in action, Flynn’s post also confirmed that the game WILL be shown during the EA Play Press conference at this year’s E3 on June 12th. So if you’re anticipating the game, make sure you have that date saved in your diary.