Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4 Pro Trailer Previews 4K Gameplay
Mass Effect Andromeda

Electronic Arts and BioWare released some new footage of Mass Effect: Andromeda for the PlayStation 4 Pro, the upcoming half-generation upgrade for the PS4 that supposedly will allow gamers to experience media and gaming at 4K resolution.

The trailer is only three minutes long, featuring a look at the player interacting with some consoles, looking around in a giant cavernous area known as The Vault, and doing some light platforming to get across the terrain. You can check out the video below, which scales up to 4K streaming resolution.

The context of the gameplay is completely lost on the fact that it seems to come right out of the middle of a mission where we have no idea what’s going on. We can only assume that players are there to investigate something that led them there based on some other undisclosed circumstance.

Before the ground crew can get answers the whole Vault seems to fall victim to an explosive of some kind, causing them to retreat in haste. I’m not really sure what’s up with that Asari but during that daring escape at the end of the clip they seem to be running like some kind of a bow-legged comedy character from an anime.

I’m beginning to think that the Asari on your team might be there for comedic purposes.

The video repeatedly mentions that the newest Mass Effect will support 4K ultra-HD rendering on the PS4 Pro, but it’s a little hard to believe that they’ll be able to achieve high fidelity gaming at native 4K on the PS4 Pro’s rather underwhelming specs.

Everything showcased in the video above doesn’t look bad, but there’s also nothing particularly groundbreaking about the content either. There’s not much else to say until we get to see more gameplay footage, along with the dialogue and combat in the upcoming title. Mass Effect: Andromeda is due for release next year for the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One and PC.


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  • Raging Papist

    The main problem with where this game is going is that so many mass effect fans are essentially new to Bioware, so they dont know that the company used to actually be good. Additionally, most of them either dont know about the EA/Bioware scandals or will cuck out and say that they can do what they want. Im worried that this wont be the game that finally kills Bioware.

  • Sevuz

    Oh great they ripped the model design from Dragon Age Inquisition

  • giygas

    As if we didn’t already have enough reason to avoid Bioware games, their senior designer is a frothing-at-the-mouth racist SJW.

    • SomeGeek

      Fucking hell…
      Begs the question, if hates being around whites, why doesn’t he move back to his own?

      • BrahmsTwiter

        Cause the only color in his dried up black apple of heart that matters is green.

    • Gerg Arata

      Wow…the double standards are just insane

  • LurkerJK

    Smells like bullshit, i can imagine that realtime “4K” turning out to be 960p native on release

    In any case I fail to see how 4K does anything for that boring teaser, the areas are pretty much empty wtf is the point, shinny lights are still shinny at 1080, wooden animations are still wooden at 4K, shitty games are still shitty at 4K (shittier if you get lower fps)

    And for the Mass Effect side of things … oh boy, if they think this is going to hype anyone they are effing doomed

    • SomeGeek

      All true.
      And this could be the thing that kills Bioware.
      Normally, I don’t like to see people losing their jobs, but it may be for the best for them.

  • Gorgon

    >press button
    >press button again
    >jump on platforms


    Yeah, ok. I hoped at least animations would be better than original ME games, but this looks somewhat same.