It’s probably fair to say that Mass Effect: Andromeda has had a somewhat mixed reception from fans and critics. The game has faced criticism from players of the series due to, among other things, bugs and dated animations. However, all is not lost. Two weeks following launch, Bioware have announced a patch coming this Thursday (April 6) and a host of other upcoming improvements to the game.

General Manager of BioWare Aaryn Flynn said in the announcement, titled ‘The Journey Ahead’, that this was “just the beginning”. The first patch tackles bugs and performance improvements, but also a sizable list of changes requested by players including the following, quoted from the official post:

  • Allowing you to skip ahead when travelling between planets in the galaxy map
  • Increasing the inventory limits
  • Improving the appearance of eyes for humans and asari characters
  • Decreasing the cost of Remnant decryption keys and making them more accessible at merchants
  • Improving localized voice over lip sync
  • Fixing Ryder’s movements when running in a zig zag pattern
  • Improving matchmaking and latency in multiplayer

The statement also listed a number of further improvements that Bioware are looking to make over the coming months, including more options for character creation; more (free) cosmetic items for the singleplayer mode; more maps, weapons and characters for multiplayer mode; and “improvements to male romance options for Scott Ryder”.

It certainly sounds like there are a lot of positive changes on the cards for Andromeda over spring. As always, stay tuned to TICGN for all of the latest news.

Published by Melanie Blagg

A British gamer who failed the entrance exam for the PC master race.

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