Mass Effect: Andromeda Goes Gold; PC Requirements Revealed
Mass Effect Andromeda
(Last Updated On: February 24, 2017)

BioWare announced on Twitter recently that Mass Effect: Andromeda has gone gold. That means that development is done and finished. This means that the gold master disc has been compiled and the game is being sent off to the printing press to get it ready for distribution across retailers around the world for Xbox One, PS4, PS4 Pro and PC.

The tweet consists of a moving GIF featuring gold Pathfinder armor. Space dust and particles float by as the Pathfinder breathes in the image. You can check it out below.

Now that the game is gold, everything is primed and set for the title to release at the end of next month on March 21st.

EA followed up on this news with the system requirement listings over on the Origin store page. You can check out the minimum and recommended specs below.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350
MEMORY: 8 GB RAM
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB, AMD Radeon 7850 2GB
HARD DRIVE: At least 55 GB of free space
DIRECTX: DirectX 11

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD FX-8350
MEMORY: 16 GB RAM
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB, AMD RX 480 4GB
HARD DRIVE: At least 55 GB of free space
DIRECTX: DirectX 11

Steep requirements.

You’ll need a fairly hefty rig to play Mass Effect: Andromeda even on the lowest settings. Also, 55GB of hard drive space… either this game has a crap-ton of talking or it uses some extremely high-quality meshes and texture assets. Additionally, it could have very complex facial and body animations as well, which is what caused L.A. Noire to take up so much memory.

You can look for Mass Effect: Andromeda to drop at the end of next month. Some gamers have resolved to forfeit supporting BioWare after one of their developers decided to go on a racist tirade. Despite petitioning to have him fired for his remarks, the developer revealed that BioWare’s studio managers supported him in his comments.


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  • Disqusted

    Or it has a ton of videos.

    Kinda hard to distinguish what the header image is supposed to depict. I know it’s a person holding a gun, but at a rough glance, it could be anything.

  • The game is still rushed and going to be shit.

  • Pratim Gupta

    Patiently waiting for someone to crack the new Bio-Racist-Sexist-SJW-Ware game, saving money for Steam Sales, might buy ‘For Honor’

  • FlamingoJet

    The fact I have 16GB of RAM and am already hitting rec spec on that, upsets me, that’s an insane amount of RAM requirement.

    TBH, these specs apart from RAM, aren’t that beefy for a rig that’s pretty damn standard for a gaming rig.

    You won’t be playing this on a toaster or a craptop and anyone that thought they were, is a fool.

    • LurkerJK

      He is probably talking about the hard disk, a lot of games have been bundling high res textures only high end vidcards can use forcing a bigger than necesary download (or in the case of Titanfall they just couldnt be arsed to compress the sound samples)

      The recommended settings are suspiciously low for a game that has been hyping 4k, im guessing they stripped down areas to give the ps4pro a hand running the game

      • FlamingoJet

        No, the game requires 16GB of total system memory, meaning the game will probably pull between 8-9GB RAM on it’s own.

        The game itself is 55 or 65GB of HDD space, possibly more when uncompressed.

        • LurkerJK

          16GB of ram is the recommended amount for a modern PC and most games overestimate the ram required because they expect you to be running things in the background, you are probably fine with 8gb as long as you kill every background app, ive seen a bunch of games ask for 16gb but never use more than 5-6gb

          There is also the very probable “we barely even put an effort on the PC port so ask for 16gb, whatever” possibility