Here’s the First 45 Minutes of Mass Effect Andromeda
With less than a week to go until Mass Effect Andromeda launches in North America, IGN has uploaded a video that compares the PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One S, and PC versions in 4K.
If you’d prefer gameplay, and don’t mind spoilers, GameSpot has uploaded the first 45 minutes of Mass Effect Andromeda on PS4:
GameSpot also went in-depth with Andromeda’s character creator:
Speaking with GameSpot recently, Lead Designer Ian Frazier explained what you can expect from the Strike Missions, which exist between single-player and multiplayer:
At a certain point fairly early in the plot, we say, ‘Hey, there’s this militia waking up from the cryopods from the Milky Way.’ They can do missions where the Pathfinder isn’t. When Ryder has more important things to do, you get the ability to assign AI Strike Teams to go do these missions. It’s all set in real-time, so it’s going to take an hour, five hours, or whatever for one of these missions to happen. Your teams have a different percent chance to succeed based on their stats and equipment and everything. You can gear them up, you can train them up, you can send them to do these missions, but they’re going to take a while to do it.
Frazier adds that there are tougher Strike Missions known as Apex Missions, which you can send your team to do, “but it’s going be really hard for them unless you’ve really leveled up your teams.” If you want to do them yourself, Frazier says you can “just hit a button, it’ll quick-save your single-player game [and] launch you directly into multiplayer where you can solo if you want, you can match-make with friends, [or] you can do a public game and match-make with strangers.”
Mass Effect Andromeda releases next week on March 21 in North America and March 23 in Europe for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It looks like the day one update will be at least 2.3GB.