Mass Effect Andromeda Utilizes Crowd Tech from Rory McIlroy’s PGA Tour
EA CEO also believes it will break beyond the core gamer audience.
As boring as it can be to sit through EA’s golf titles during E3 conferences, there’s at least some good that comes out of technology seen in titles like Rory McIlroy’s PGA Tour. During EA’s Investor Day, EA Studios executive VP Patrick Söderlund revealed that Mass Effect Andromeda would be using the same crowd technology Rory McIlroy’s PGA Tour, allowing you to walk through large crowds of people. This can also be seen in Mirror’s Edge Catalyst though more to render a large amount of people at the street level.
CEO Andrew Wilson also stated that Mass Effect Andromeda will appeal to audiences beyond the core gamer demographic. “And then we have Mass Effect: a whole new Mass Effect story emerging, a fan favorite. As a category role playing games or RPGs continues to grow and break beyond what was the core gamer audience. We’ve seen other games in the category do this, and we believe that Mass Effect will do that.”
Mass Effect Andromeda is out in early 2017 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One with a gameplay reveal planned for June 12th at E3 Play.