Details surrounding the plot of BioWare’s upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda have potentially leaked via a new survey distributed by Electronic Arts.
The survey itself is innocuous enough, simply asking gamers if they’re likely to purchase the next instalment in the popular science-fiction RPG franchise. However, it’s the text within that is most intriguing, seemingly confirming a few background details about the game’s plot.
Check it out below.
"Mass Effect: Andromeda takes players to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way, where players will lead the fight for a new home in hostile territory – where WE are the aliens – opposed by a deadly indigenous race bent on stopping us.
"Experience the freedom to traverse and explore a planet-dense but seamless open-world galaxy, rich with discovery. Play as the leader of a squad of military-trained explorers in an intense third-person shooter, with deep progression and customization systems.
"This is the story of humanity’s next chapter, and player choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival in the Andromeda galaxy."
The survey added: “There is a major battle brewing, and it awaits you. It is unfolding across a galaxy of planets, with creatures and species entirely unknown. Draw your weapon, because the fight is bigger than you thought. It’s not just for your own life, it’s for all of humanity – the ultimate battle for a place we can all call home."
Mass Effect Andromeda is in development for PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. The game was originally scheduled for release in holiday 2016, before being pushed back to spring 2017. Andromeda was formally announced during EA’s E3 2015 press conference, although we’ve been fed details on the project for well over 18 months now via various BioWare employees on Twitter.
According to the tidbits we’ve garnered from said Twitter drops, Andromeda is set to be the biggest and best Mass Effect to date and will feature dynamic weather effects, plus of course the return of the Mako.
As for a possible high-definition remaster of the original Mass Effect Trilogy, well, EA’s indicated that is very unlikely to happen.