Yesterday during Sony’s PlayStation Meeting, amongst many fantastic highlights of graphic capabilities on the PS4 Pro, Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay was also showcased.
Aaryn Flynn, who took to the stage showcased the three-minute video shown above, he spoke in depth about how the game will be taking full advantage of the PlayStation Pro’s 4K and HDR10 capabilities.
EA confirmed that the anticipated title will run at 30FPS across both PlayStation 4 and the new PlayStation 4 Pro in EA’s Frostbite engine.
Aaryn Flynn, General Manager at BioWare, during the PlayStation meeting stated, “You’ll be totally immersed in Andromeda,” addressing the crowd, “discovering all new alien worlds, brought to life with sharper graphics and high dynamic range lighting.”
“We’re also able to create more lifelike characters, which will continue to allow you to experience the best stories you can play.”
The three minute trailer showed off protagonist Ryder jet-packing his way through a desolate space station, where it crosses over to the rest of his companions.
Andromeda will be completely separate from the original trilogy as we follow a new protagonists quest to find a new home for humanity from the Milky Way to the Andromeda Galaxy.
We also know that the male and female hero choices are both canon and they just so happen to be brother and sister who exist in the game’s world at the same time.
BioWare’s Mac Walters told PlayStation Access, “If you’re playing as female Ryder, your brother is out there somewhere in the universe. The character we saw two E3’s ago, the N7, is actually your father. So we have got the full Ryder family revealed. We’ll do names and things in the future.”
Flynn discussing in a developer diary that on November 7, which is well known as N7 Day, there will be a Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer that will, “officially open the doors to the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe.”
Mass Effect: Andromeda was originally scheduled to release May 2016 however, Aaryn Flynn wrote in a blog post that they wanted to meet internal quality standards.
“We know we need the right amount of time to make sure we deliver everything the game can and should be – that’s our commitment from all of us to all of you. Because of that, Mass Effect: Andromeda will now ship early 2017.”
The PS4 Pro will launch in November for $400, while the PS4 Slim is releasing next week for $300.