'Mass Effect: Andromeda' News & Updates: Will This Be EA's Answer To 'Destiny?' Find Out More Here!

By Joe Marsalis , Updated Nov 04, 2016 08:01 PM EDT
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"Mass Effect: Andromeda" has a brand new momentum again, thanks to a brand new teaser trailer recently revealed the other day, featuring the "Andromeda Initiative" that the game's subtitle implies. It has been confirmed that the game's setting and story will be completely different from the first trilogy, but will it also come with a whole different kind of gameplay?

So far, the information we've received about "Mass Effect: Andromeda" is that it'll significantly focus more on exploration and the "player experience," instead of a strong emphasis on the story. What that means is that while the game might remain largely a single-player experience, there could be some massively multiplayer elements thrown into it. It might end up being a game that's something like "No Man's Sky," which the focus is on the exploration of a vast galaxy, but with other players possibly jumping in every now and then. Or it could be a full-on massively multiplayer online experience, like "GTA Online" or "The Elder Scrolls," or even Blizzard's "Overwatch."

Forbes's Paul Tassi is arguing that "Mass Effect: Andromeda" is not like those modern games. Although none of these things about "Mass Effect: Andromeda" gameplay have been officially confirmed and revealed, the trends surrounding the blockbuster title suggests that this is possible. Tassi believes that the strength of "Mass Effect" series lies in its storytelling, not a gameplay that could be marketed toward a group of people wanting to work together.

"Mass Effect: Andromeda" is now scheduled to come out sometime before March 2017, the end of EA's fiscal year. GameSpot reports, however, that EA has not ruled out delaying the game once again if it means they will produce better quality. Let's hope that that's not the case.

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