A marketing survey for Mass Effect: Andromeda has reportedly made its way into the wild that reveals some story details about Bioware’s upcoming space-faring RPG. Whether the survey is real or not, it’s best to take the information with a grain of salt.
The survey slides popped up on Reddit and NeoGAF recently and asked people a series of questions about the new game. One such question seems to provide an overview of the game. Mass Effect: Andromeda will take the series formula and flip it on its head.
“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 history 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.”
According to a different slide, Andromeda’s story will feature a giant interplanetary battle. It seems like players will fighting for the preservation of humanity.
“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 the humanity–the ultimate battle for a place we can all call home.”
It should be noted that the last description is listed as a “possible future version of Mass Effect.” However, the earlier slide listed Andromeda by name. What the future version could mean has yet to be determined.
Whatever the case, Mass Effect: Andromeda seems to be ambitious. As the first Mass Effect game for this generation of consoles, that news is what players wanted to hear. Sadly, the game was pushed back to 2017. We’ll have to wait a little bit longer to see just how ambitious the game is going to be.