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During the PlayStation Meeting, BioWare unleashed gameplay footage of Mass Effect: Andromeda. Just as a forewarning, if you aren’t viewing this in 4K you’re most definitely missing out. This video is all about the tech, as Andromeda is running on the newly announced PS4 Pro. Sony’s next flagship console is pulling out the stops, running 4K video and games in much higher graphical fidelity. Don’t worry though, if you can’t get to a 4K screen, the reveal of new footage alone is worth it. Jetpack functionality, an Asari, and a potentially new threat are shown off in glorious detail, as well.
Unfortunately, this new look at the next Mass Effect entry doesn’t end with a release date announcement. Although, BioWare’s general manager, Aaryn Flynn, does promise more to come on November 7, aka N7 Day. For now, only a trailer is confirmed to be unveiled. But an official launch date may also get some attention. Here’s to hoping.
Admittedly, this new look also doesn’t reveal much. Yes, the environments and characters look great, but perhaps the big stuff is coming on N7 Day. At least we get a look at the male character model. Our previous glimpses of the player character, Ryder, showed us the female counterpart.
It also appears as though the Asari is a companion. She has tribal marking of some kind across her face. This isn’t dissimilar from what we know and love, but the marking’s style is definitely new. We still don’t know how the Asari wound up in the Andromeda galaxy. If they took a “rescue the species” initiative like the humans prior to the Reaper invasion remains a question. Because they’re such advanced beings, it’s also possible they, and other species, have been there for quite a while. If so, us humans have fallen behind once again. Let us know your thoughts and theories in the comments below.