'Mass Effect Andromeda' Release Date, News & Update: Tempest Ship Won't Have Loading Screens, Will Feature Holographic Interface Instead

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Nov 23, 2016 03:52 AM EST
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Ahead of the March 2017 release of the highly anticipated action RPG third-person shooter "Mass Effect Andromeda," an announcement was made regarding the new ship, Tempest. The Tempest is the new new Normandy in the upcoming game, and it seems that it won't have loading screens to navigate the main character's ship.

According to Gamespot, the major change in the vehicle, aside from the fact that the Tempest ship won't have loading screens is that the way gamers select their destination. instead of transitioning to a map, they will now need to stand on the bridge and look over at the stars in "Mass Effect Andromeda."

Meanwhile, "Mass Effect Andromeda"'s new Tempest ship will also be equipped with a holographic interface, which the gamer, in the form of Ryder, will use to upgrade. Gamers will be also given the chance to redistribute ability points and move around updates depending on the current mission.

The great thing about "Mass Effect Andromeda"'s Tempest is that it won't have loading screens, which means gamers will not need to stand around in lifts or wait to be scanned. According to technical director Harold Chaput, they've finally cut down the time gamers need to go from one place to another, and that's a good thing.

PC Gamer report that in "Mass Effect Andromeda," the Tempest was specifically created as an exploration ship and not a battle ship. That explains why the Tempest ship won't have loading screens. This way, there will be "seamless travel" between the vessel's various areas.

The upcoming "Mass Effect Andromeda" is directed by Mac Walters and developed by BioWare. It will arrive to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC sometime in March 2017. Keep it locked here for more updates on the exciting new game coming next year.

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