During this year’s Game Awards BioWare unveiled more than four minutes worth of gameplay footage for Mass Effect: Andromeda. They introduced gamers to the dialogue system – which is largely the same as it was from previous games – and they also gave gamers a slightly in-depth look at the exploration and combat.
Set to release in spring of 2017 and they posted up a caveat revealing that the footage from the trailer was captured in-engine and is “representative of the gameplay”. You can check out the near five minute trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda below.
The trailer starts by showing Fem-Pathfinder talking to some other NPCs and potential recruit, only to end up with guns drawn and a Mexican standoff taking place in the far reaches of a ghetto space hub.
The trailer reveals that players will start with a ship, the rover and a suit, and from there they’ll have to scavenge for everything else.
This means taking the rover out and exploring some of the large open spaces across various planets.
This is one of the few times where a procedural planet generator probably would have been the best route to go with the design of Mass Effect: Andromeda. Nevertheless, they showcase the Pathfinder picking up items lying around in a riverbed, giant enemies – ranging from mechs to wild beasts – battling it out with the player, and some of the new psionic powers that will be available to players in the upcoming sci-fi action-RPG.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is due for release in the spring of 2017 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Some gamers, however, have resolved to not purchase the game in light of one of the game designers openly expressing racist sentiments toward BioWare’s own audience. Some became so incensed they petitioned to have the developer fired, but others decided to be more calm about the matter and simply forfeit giving BioWare a purchase.