Mass Effect Andromeda is an open world science fiction RPG developed by BioWare. It is the fourth mainline instalment in the Mass Effect series.
The game does not follow the continuity of the original trilogy, and features a new setting, new characters, and a new story arc.
A few lows in a series full of highs.
Spoilt for choice here- but let's rank them anyway.
Jonathan Warner leaves after nearly a decade at the studio.
In the end, BioWare were only given the budget to make two new alien races.
Could the tweet be a tease at something?
Favourite series on the Citadel.
The studio is looking to improve upon several major internal issues that have recently come to light.
An internal email sent by Casey Hudson to BioWare employees addresses recently reported issues.
From the industry's best storytellers to a studio that just cannot stop tripping over itself- what the hell happened?
BioWare's Mark Darrah says "We're definitely not done with Mass Effect."
I am Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite news report on the Citadel.
What is in store for Xbox One X players?
EA has silently updated the divisive RPG from last year with visual enhancements for the Xbox One X.
With open world games getting bigger and prettier, what contributes to "true" freedom in their gameplay?
Reapers, Specters, Architects and much more have defined our wars in the Mass Effect series.
Take a look at 15 developers who had it especially rough, whether before or after launch.
Disappointing, inferior or just outright bad - almost every series has one of these games.
On the other hand, post-launch support is a "big thing" for the upcoming Anthem.
BioWare GM states that Anthem is a "specific thing" unique from other IPs.
What prompted some of these titles to release without being completed? Find out here.
In addition, the reactivity and depth of Fort Tarsis could be seen in future BioWare hubs.
Bioware learns from their history so they don't repeat it.
I really hope they do.
All hands on deck for Anthem, I guess.
This looks amazing even at 1080p.
While players expected a DLC expansion, it is via this new book that fans can learn more about the Quarian Ark.
Forner Bioware developer speaks out.
The controversial new addition to the Mass Effect saga is now available to subscribers.
As one of the greatest sci-fi video game series of all time Mass Effect hides plenty of secrets.
Dead Space 3, and early access trials for some of the most anticipated games of the season, will also be available.
"We have to be careful we bring it back in a really relevant way."
Casey Hudson expresses desire to see franchise continue in the future.
Sad day for fans of the franchise.
The future of Mass Effect remains uncertain.
Quite a few changes and fixes made to the multiplayer mode.
The studio is now working with Motive.
Play as much multiplayer and campaign as you'd like.
Get ready for a lot more RNG-based unlocks.
APEX Missions will have quite the challenge for players this weekend.
The "fun" appears to still be missing.
GameStop is Commander Shepard's favorite store on the Citadel.
What an undignified fate for a once great franchise.
Bioware producers call out "fake" company's announcement.
If true, this wouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.
Arrives at 8 AM PST for all platforms.
Want a higher damage Avenger? Of course you do!
A relatively minor update, but it still makes some important fixes.
Expressions, animations and more improved.
Bioware Montreal is now a support studio as employees move to other projects.
Multiplayer changes incoming.
Deluxe and Super Deluxe owners will receive May content soon as well.
Getting that Plat and maxing that Gamerscore.
Biotic combo buffs inbound?
Pretty interesting stuff.
Now that the game is out, what lies ahead for Andromeda in terms of story DLC?
Procedural tech could one day return.
New weapon and class also added.
Users report substantial improvements to characters' eyes.
Multiplayer and Strike Teams unavailable for 1 hour.
Designer Ian S. Frazier details upcoming changes.
What Bioware plans to do about the game.
'You make it all worthwhile.'
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5/2.5 Remix also debuts for PS4.
Fixes coming for the game.
Andromeda is full of secrets.
Possible patch details to be revealed?
Displaces Ghost Recon: Wildlands.
The spacefaring RPG gets plenty right.
Ultimately went for quality over quantity.
Some essential tips you need to know before you play Mass Effect Andromeda.
Some tech tips for Mass Effect Andromeda.
Like any open world game, Andromeda has collectibles. Here's where to get them.
Some tips and tricks to get ahead in Mass Effect.
There's more to this than meets the eye.
Head to head comparison between the two best versions of Andromeda.
The Krogan Gladiator has arrived.
Tips for crafting in Mass Effect: Andromeda
Some upgrade tips for Mass Effect Andromeda.
Knowing these things could make all the difference in your Andromeda playthrough.
Some tips and tricks for Mass Effect Andromeda's multiplayer mode.
Bioware and EA highlight the praise the game has gotten.
Facial animations not included.
Making friends, and keeping them on your side.
A full video walkthrough of Mass Effect Andromeda.
Bioware isn't anywhere close to done.
Brings fixes but no patch notes.
Despite some shortcomings, Andromeda is a great addition to the Mass Effect series.
The character models look okay in this one...
It won't fix the animations, however.
"I want us to keep getting better."
BioWare currently working on known multiplayer crashes.
Multiplayer sound issues under investigation.
Proper software support from AMD.
10 hours of game time on offer.
Nothing important, though.
It looks pretty.
And he's a mean one.
Pre-load has gone live for some players.
Frostbite developer highlights the benefits of checkerboard rendering on the PS4 Pro.
First official footage of multiplayer.
Range from £4 to £80.
Day one patch will be available for early access.
Promises a "deeper look".
Cards on the table.
Soon, we shall know...
That's a creative decision I can respect.
You should carry a gun or two just in case.
PS4 performance is solid with "very rare" slowdowns.
Embargo lifting a day before launch.
Significantly higher than Mass Effect 3.
Find a new home or die trying.
Time to find a new home.
For early access players, it seems.
Weapon upgrading similar to Mass Effect 3.
Bioware producers discuss changes and new features.
Both will be playable at PAX East.
Into the nexus.
Humanity's best chance.
At least for the single player mode.
Don't feel like playing? Send a Strike Team to do it.
There are many ways to inflict pain in Andromeda.
Some interesting new details have been revealed.
Find out how it all begins.
A cluster of systems awaits you.
Producer Mike Gamble understands fans' concerns.
To infinity and beyond.
The story of the galaxy so far.
Bioware apparently tested and balanced multiplayer already.
Edited to remove spoilers, too.
What does going gold even mean anymore.
"There's definitely a metastory that ties everything together."
A month before release!
That includes loyalty missions.
She plays the good doctor Lexi T'Perro
None of them have time for baseless allegations.
A new timesink is coming...
Hang on tight PC players, more news is coming.
No level cap is always good news.
Along with awesome combat footage.
Everything you need to know before you buy Bioware's next big RPG.
Coming later today.
Play the game in super hard or super easy mode right off the bat.
There is a "layer of exploration" as per Bioware.
Some vital information about your new crewmate.
Assuming direct control.
A "casual story" that is not about "impending doom".
Bioware doesn't want "quantity of scope" to result in quality downgrade.
Didn't make sense without Shepard as the protagonist.
Interesting stuff, to say the least.
At least a short glimpse.
EA has high hopes for Bioware's latest.
No dedicated servers sadly.
Whoever does the most calibrations wins.
The Pathfinder team is here.
Also plasma weapons and XCOM-like crafting.
Happy Republic Day.
More options than Mass Effect 3's ending.
Available on March 16th.
No love for the PC it seems.
The new system reportedly features Head, Heart, Casual and Professional.
HDR10 also confirmed.
An intriguing feature indeed.
Tempest landing and exit sequences unique for each planet.
The issue seems to be one of timing.
More information on Bioware's hugely anticipated RPG.
The ships' vehicles have been shown off.
Learn more about the Pathfinder's vehicles.
The game is going to look good, no doubt.
But what can we expect?
Bioware and EA yet to confirm.
That's actually very encouraging news.
More details on the game coming almost daily now.
Plus, the game will allow players to broadcast gameplay directly to Facebook.
Multiplayer details coming "soon".
Class and skill selection finally revealed.
That's far sooner than expected!
Although at this point, did anyone expect anything different?
Bioware GM Aaryn Flynn offers slight updates.
Plans could change if consumers want it though.
Fans should not be expecting Bioware's and Rockstar's next big titles to hit Nintendo's new system.
The PC version, obviously.
Not No Man's Sky.
Xbox owners may get the chance to go hands on with Bioware's new epic before everyone else.
Suspension of disbelief.
Bioware's Mike Gamble confirms.
The novels will help set up the game.
Echoes of Mass Effect 3.
'We're focusing on that, that's our objective.'
Some planets will be more story-centric than others.
Creative director Mac Walters talks a bit more about the game's combat.
Bioware going all out.
Which, I mean, is exactly what anyone should have expected.
And it looks glorious.
That sounds promising.
The power of Frostbite.
More granular control than what Mass Effect 3 provided players.
But some could appear.
In terms of content, it doesn't get bigger.
Fast travel points and various "points of interest" also confirmed.
People are jumping to conclusions.
Transition from ship to planets will be seamless.
Looks like the game is coming along well.
Bioware's Mac Walters reveals new information about the game.
In case you are interested in the multiplayer of the next Mass Effect.
Devs have also said it will be more character driven
"Important for our business long-term" says CFO Blake Jorgensen.
This new alien race will oppose the Pathfinder.
Another link to the past.
Bioware working to make new team feel fresh.
Save files carrying over into sequels still undecided.
No date on when it will happen.
An Amazon listing could provide yet another hint.
Video game veterans make up the cast.
Spectrum instead of binary.
Yes, multiplayer is returning.
More changes from the ground up to the classic sci-fi franchise.
Though the actual story begins 600 years later.
"Premium" packs are a thing for multiplayer.
The game places you into a class-based, 4-player co-op fire-team experience.
However they won't be as impactful as they were in Mass Effect 2.
A whole new galaxy too.
Tomorrow promises to be an exciting day for Mass Effect fans.
'Yes it was,' says Mac Walters Creative Director of Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Could be a week, could even be for months.
"Orientation" starts November 7th.
'It has a ton of what made the original trilogy special.'
There's plenty of time for them to make the announcement in the future if it's going to happen, though.
Another bug bites the dust.
No confirmation from Bioware yet.
Can the new game live up to all of the hype?
We might not have to wait till November for more information on the game.
Inhabit the character as little or as much as you wish.
Insider says animations were built from "ground up".
Quests in Andromeda will be better than they were in Inquisition, it sounds like.
New 4K screenshots released.
PC players won't be restricted to playing the game at just 30fps.
It's possible that it was using some kind of reconstruction methodology.
And the man in N7 armour is their father.
No frame rate differences at this time.
Who would have seen that coming?
Or it could be the Mass Effect Trilogy remaster we've all been waiting for...
Procedural generation isn't bad in and of itself.
EA CCO says company is looking forward rather than aiming for a quick buck,
Mass Effect 1, but without the jank.
Hopefully still on track for a early 2017 release, then.
EA is currently focused on its holiday 2016 line-up.
The short answer is: not really.
Bioware keeps on teasing.
Bioware's ambition pushing the consoles to their limits.
And yet, still nothing new to show.
No news is good news, I guess?
Of course, given just how out there the game's premise is, it remains to be seen how Bioware achieve that.
It's what you want, apparently.
In terms of 'design, narrative, and art direction.'
They also sound like they'll be actual good video game tie in novels for a change.
Did the controversial ending for Mass Effect 3 affect the development of Andromeda at all?
Bioware's Aaryn Flynn explains the general vibe of choosing one's main character.
But don't expect it to have a major impact on the new story.
As a matter of fact, the next time we hear from the game will be on November 7, for N7 Day.
The reasons are related to the themes that Bioware allegedly hope to explore with this game's story.
Rumours of gameplay features being removed are unfounded.
The Andromeda setting will influence the kinds of stories seen.
Bioware may be changing how they approach the age old convention of a protagonist in a game.
Studio manager Aaron Flynn talks about the contributions of the NFS developer.
But they maintain that the game will be out by March of next year.
Find a new home for humanity in Andromeda.
What is hype may never die.
A galaxy far, far away is right.
"It's kind of the game" Bioware has always wanted to make.
Bioware seem to be happy with how the game is coming along. Yay.
What's happening on Tuesday?
Still a whole lot of nothing, but it's good to keep hearing about the game.
EA CEO also believes it will break beyond the core gamer audience.
Fans can expect a major step up from the new game in the franchise, it seems.
Bioware finally confirms what we've all feared.
This week in Bioware Teases...
Any story is only as good as its heroes... and its villains.
"In scope, Mass Effect: Andromeda is our most ambitious Mass Effect title to date."
Plus a new, difficult boss battle, too.
Not the trailer you were looking for.
"I can't wait to play it as a consumer.'
Apparently from a 2014 build of the game.
A leaked survey hints at the upcoming shooter's premise.
'Both look stunning.'
Bioware believes the game will be "huge".
There's been some turnover at the studio lately.
Images of Andromeda's protagonist have apparently been floating about since January 2015.
EA updates on its biggest titles for the next 12 months.
Whether it will be able to set that standard is a different question.
Not much information about Andromeda but a little lighthearted fun.
Christopher Schlerf will have "some interesting stories to tell" in the future.
The company went on the hunt before the official announcement of Wynn's departure.
Fans voice their opinion.
The new IP's name has apparently been chosen but Bioware isn't quite ready to announce.
A minor update on Bioware's next game.
We'll get to see how "fun" it is later this year.
Although June is still ways off.
The time is ripe for Bioware to try something different
Nothing to see here, everything's well and good.
Will now "eagerly await the release of Andromeda with equal enthusiasm."
A few updates on Bioware's upcoming sci-fi RPG.
Photorealistic graphics would be a big plus.
Game is still on schedule.
Bioware is hiring a VFX Artist.
Apparent Mass Effect: Andromeda story and gameplay details emerge over the weekend.
We take a look at what one RPG megaton can learn from another.
The N7 trailer could have some hints.
N7 day is a big deal for the development team.
The development team says it didn't have to choose a human hero, but decided to go that direction after all.
Battlefront will be a bit of a sneak peak at the appearance of Andromeda.
The sci-fi rpg returns, but will travel to this new galaxy be a smoother ride?
"Be open minded" to a game without Shepard says Bioware.
The team is looking for a new Senior Gameplay Designer.
DX12 inclusion is hinted at, but not confirmed.
Good level design is harder than you'd think, Bioware is discovering.
Graphics upgrades are always good news.
Also comments on Mass Effect remastered trilogy.
Yes. Yes it will.
Bioware's head of Design & Art proclaimed his excitement on social media.
The company is looking for a new Senior Operations Engineer.
Everything you need to know about Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Improving engine stability for sequels is, of course, unprecedented in this industry.
The lack of voice actors at this point is interesting, but it's hard to know just how interesting.
Producer Michael Gamble isn't one to answer questions directly.
Storyline reasons dictate famous characters not returning.
How much of a hint is it that the character has a last name?
The 'Secret IP' is just the latest little secret the development team has hinted at.
Still not much, but something *is* better than nothing, I guess.
Will choices play more of a role than in past versions?
But that secret info isn't coming out just yet.
'We'll do what we can' isn't exactly 'yes'.
We know it won't be someone from the original trilogy, beyond that it's anyone's guess.
Chris Wynn seems to think development of the game is moving right along.
Bioware is excited to finally be talking about the game.
The screens shed a little more light on the impending game.
First cinematic trailer arrives.
Director Chris Wynn continues to tease the game.
It's all about balance
Bioware's Jos Hendriks on the game's combat.
Might this be the very first Mass Effect 4 asset?
Could we see the game's reveal at E3 2015?
E3 should just be here already.
Jos Hendriks on how he approaches level design in the next Mass Effect.
Trusted industry insider reveals new information about the next Mass Effect.
A few game development updates from Bioware.
It seems unlikely, but stranger things have happened.
More details on the upcoming sci-fi role playing game.
A lot of stuff is happening at Bioware it seems.
A few updates on Bioware's next big RPG.
Also, a comic book based on the next Mass Effect might be coming.
Keep your saves, no matter what they tell you.
The team at Bioware is in teasing mood regarding the next Mass Effect.
A job listing suggests so.
A mini Mass Effect 4 information blowout.
Next Mass Effect will feature some kind of online component, according to Bioware's Chris Wynn.
A few development updates from the next Mass Effect.
New updates regarding Bioware's next big game.
This image is totally a mock up, btw.
A few updates on the next Mass Effect.
The rumour mill is working hard.
Xbox One's exclusivity are rumors, says Michael Gamble.
It's scary to think that there's a chance this is accurate.
What better Hpliday gift could a gamer get?
Bioware's Jos Hendriks continues to tease.
Jos Hendriks is playing the next Mass Effect and he thinks it's awesome.
All that data must hold something good...right?
When facts are in short supply, speculation is rife.
Keep your expectations under check.
Mass Effect is going cheap so get in now.
Not a confirmation but developer outlines some nice to haves in a possible Mass Effect remastered.
Find out how long has the newest Mass Effect been in development.
Bioware's Cameron Lee on the scalability of the FrostBite 3 engine.
Bioware reveals new details about their upcoming sci-fi rpg.
Still no official name revealed.
The entire panel now available to view online.
Bioware shows off some WIP renders, including the new protagonist.
Bioware will discuss working on the untitled sequel.
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A new place, new characters and much more.
Reportedly being unveiled at E3 2014.
Defining the "old" that must be thrown out for the theoretical "new" isn't easy.
Rumours of the next game being called "Mass Effect: Contact" are just rumours at this point.
E3 2014 will be an event to remember according to recent rumours.
Not the later stages but definitely not the early stages either, according to studio director Yanick Roy.
Bioware is focused on "doing it right over doing it fast".
An epic trilogy deserving of an equally epic sequel.
Bioware Edmonton/Montreal's Aaryn Flynn is having fun with the next edition of Mass Effect.
Lead writer Marc Walters says this had been decided for a while.
The Frostbite 3-developed RPG is making good progress.
Gender options for the main character, as of now, also seem confirmed.
It'd be cool to do something completely unrelated to the larger storyline.
Bioware Montreal studio director meanwhile trolls the media.
Game not officially announced yet.
It will feature the Mass Effect elements.