Mass Effect Andromeda to Receive More Character Creator Options, Improved Animations

As promised, BioWare opened up about the future of Mass Effect Andromeda today, revealing that you can expect more character creator options, ongoing improvements to cinematic scenes and animations, increased inventory limits, the ability to skip ahead when travelling between planets in the galaxy map, and more within the next couple of months.

This all starts with release of Mass Effect Andromeda patch 1.05 on Thursday, April 6, which includes crash fixes, performance improvements, and everything you see below:

  • Allowing you to skip ahead when travelling between planets in the galaxy map
  • Increasing the inventory limits
  • Improving the appearance of eyes for humans and asari characters
  • Decreasing the cost of remnant decryption keys and making them more accessible at merchants
  • Improving localized voice over lip sync
  • Fixing Ryder’s movements when running in a zig zag pattern
  • Improving matchmaking and latency in multiplayer

And here’s what BioWare is planning to do over the next two months:

  • More options and variety in the character creator
  • Improvements to hair and general appearance for characters
  • Ongoing improvements to cinematic scenes and animations
  • Improvements to male romance options for Scott Ryder
  • Adjustments to conversations with Hainly Abrams
  • Address performance and stability issues
  • Look into adding more cosmetic items to single-player for free

BioWare is also going to continue to build on the multiplayer APEX mission by adding new maps, characters, and weapons. On Thursday, the first of three new chapters centered around The Remnant Investigation will begin.

“This is just a taste of what’s in store as we continue to support Mass Effect Andromeda,” BioWare’s Aaryn Flynn said, adding that “we’re committed to partnering with you as we continue to explore the Andromeda galaxy together.”

EA and BioWare haven’t said how many copies Mass Effect Andromeda has sold so far, but the blog post did mention that “millions of you who have already joined us on this journey.”

[Source: Mass Effect]