Mass Effect Andromeda multiplayer beta cancelled


BioWare has shelved plans for a Mass Effect Andromeda multiplayer beta just three weeks ahead of the release of the hotly anticipated sci-fi RPG.

The developer originally planned to have the beta roll out around a month before Mass Effect Andromeda’s release, with gamers invited to sign up for the online taster last year. However, speaking in a new blog post confirming the game’s presence at PAX East this month, BioWare confirmed that the beta has now been cancelled.

Sorry we won’t have MPTT. I know many were looking forward to it (as were we). Long story but right decision for how close we r to live 1/4,” wrote BioWare’s Fernando Melo on Twitter.

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Elsewhere, Melo confirmed the various Mass Effect Andromeda races you’ll be able to play as in the multiplayer, including Salarians, Turians, Krogan, and Asari. These will of course be joined by playable human characters, much as was the case with Mass Effect 3. 

The Mass Effect Andromeda release date on PS4, PC, and Xbox One is March 21 in the U.S. and March 23 in the U.K. The game takes place around 600 years after the events of the Reaper invasion depicted in the original Mass Effect trilogy, and sees pathfinder Ryder exploring the titular Andromeda galaxy in hopes of securing a new safe haven for humanity. 

BioWare recently gave us an idea of how much space Mass Effect Andromeda will take up on PS4, and also said that it does not consider the title to be a traditional open-world game despite the emphasis on exploration. In terms of side quests, the studio is aiming for the same level of quality as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and has eschewed the traditional Paragon/Renegade dialogue system present in the original games.

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Source: Eurogamer