As the March 21 launch of Mass Effect: Andromeda draws near, players are finding out more details about the highly anticipated space shooter.
Fernando Melo, a producer for the game, recently revealed information through a series of tweets on what the EA Access and Origin Access trials of Mass Effect: Andromeda will offer to players.
Melo continued to share more details on the space shooter, this time focusing on the multiplayer mode for the upcoming game.
Multiplayer Mode For 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'
Back in January, developer BioWare said that the multiplayer mode of Mass Effect: Andromeda will be different compared with Mass Effect 3. In the previous game, players needed to maximize their War Assets in the multiplayer mode to be able to find success in Mass Effect 3's single-player campaign. The decision to connect the single-player and multiplayer mode of Mass Effect 3 was considered by some players as objectionable.
That connection will change in Mass Effect: Andromeda, though BioWare general manager claimed that one thing not changing is the fact that multiplayer maps that will be launched for the game after its release will be free to download, same as what the developer did for Mass Effect 3.
According to Melo, there will still be a connection between the single-player and multiplayer modes of Mass Effect: Andromeda, but it will not be as strict a requirement as it was in Mass Effect 3 to succeed in the single-player campaign.
There will be a new feature in Mass Effect: Andromeda named Missions, and it will serve as the connection between the single-player and multiplayer mode for the game. Through Missions, players can gain rewards while playing single-player and multiplayer modes, with the rewards able to be used for both modes.
In addition, for players who do not want to play the multiplayer mode to acquire rewards from Missions, there is another new feature named Strike Teams. Through the feature, players can send AI-controlled teams to try and do Missions in multiplayer mode. If the team is successful, experience will be accumulated in addition to the rewards, which will make the team more powerful and capable of taking on even tougher challenges.
With these features, BioWare seemingly learned its lesson of forcing players to play multiplayer games in Mass Effect 3. In Mass Effect: Andromeda, gamers will not be required to play multiplayer games to collect rewards.
'Mass Effect: Andromeda' News
BioWare recently released a new trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda that focuses on golden worlds, which is the in-game term for habitable planets like Earth which the Andromeda Initiative is looking for. The video revealed that the missions of the Andromeda Initiative is to look for golden worlds in the vast Andromeda galaxy that can be inhabited by the over 20,000 humans in deep sleep.
Last month, BioWare rolled out a gameplay video that focused on the different weapons and abilities available for players to use in Mass Effect: Andromeda for their survival. The video was designed to look like a military briefing, and it emphasized customization as a core feature of gameplay.