Following the relative lulls in the video game release schedule that traditionally comes after the holiday season, developer and publishers are set to begin to ramp up their efforts in March as they approach spring and summer. Of course, the biggest news for the month is the Nintendo Switch releasing, alongside a handful of launch day titles, but there are also plenty of offering for other platforms for those who aren’t getting their hands on Nintendo’s new console just yet.
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There’s another reason to be excited about the next installment of the Mass Effect franchise. Game Informer reports that the upcoming sequel will actually be free of loading screens.
If you were hoping to one day play the upcoming Mass Effect sequel, Mass Effect Andromeda on a Nintendo console someday, now is probably not a good time to start holding your breath. The game producer for Mass Effect Andromeda stated on his official Twitter account that there are no current plans for a port of Andromeda on the upcoming Nintendo Switch console, which was just officially revealed last week.
While it was painfully clear that the ending to Mass Effect 3 did little to satisfy players, causing something of a controversy for the way that BioWare handled the player’s personal decisions in the final moments, many people still want the chance to continue that story somewhat in the future. This is despite the fact that BioWare has made it clear that Andromeda will be a completely separate entry into the franchise, set in a different time and place to the story of Commander Shepard and the Reapers.
One of the most controversial aspects of the Mass Effect series was the ending of Mass Effect 3. As it forced players to make a key choice that would affect the entire galaxy. However, it nullified many of the choices the players made throughout the series, essentially making their journey pointless. In fact, so controversial was this ending that Bioware had to make new endngs for the game, and several people left Bioware because of the backlash.
One of the most controversial aspects of the Mass Effect series was the ending of Mass Effect 3. As it forced players to make a key choice that would affect the entire galaxy. However, it nullified many of the choices the players made throughout the series, essentially making their journey pointless.
Mass Effect was unique when it released in that the conversations you had could often divulge not only new details about characters, but also, improve relationship to the point of romance. A fact that would be featured in the trilogy. However, you really didn’t have to work that hard to make things happen. In an interview with IGN at E3, BioWare Creative Director Mac Walters said that would change, and that more relationships will occur in Mass Effect: Andromeda.
It looks like Mass Effect Andromeda can no longer be expected for a release this year. A NeoGAF user brought attention to Electronic Arts’ recent presentation at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference. During the conference, EA’s CFA said Mass Effect Andromeda is a Q4 game which reportedly puts the game in the calendar year of 2017.
Mass Effect Andromeda lost its original Senior Development Director in Chris Wynn this month. The developer revealed on Twitter that he is leaving BioWare and moving back to the United States. It appears there were no hard feelings or burned bridges over Wynn’s departure. He has nothing but glowing things to say about the BioWare staff and N7 community. You can check out Wynn’s tweets on the subject below.
A person with access to an early build of Mass Effect: Andromeda, informally known as Mass Effect 4, has released a video onto YouTube explaining some of the features and story elements in the latest instalment of the franchise.