It was revealed earlier today on Bioware’s official website that the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer beta has been canceled. Previously announced by producer Fabrice Condominas N7 day (November 7th), the multiplayer tech test was originally supposed to take place before the games March 21st release date – though no actual date for the test was specified.
“Sorry we won’t have a multiplayer technical test,” producer Fernando Melo said on Twitter. “I know many were looking forward to it as were we. Long story but right decision for how close we are to going live.”
However, Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer will still be playable for those attending PAX East in Boston, MA March 10-12. When PC gamer inquired as to why the Beta would no longer be available outside of PAX, Bioware stated, “Our team worked extremely hard building, testing, and balancing multiplayer, and we ultimately determined that a tech test would not be necessary.”
In other Mass Effect news, game dev Aaron Flynn has taken to twitter – in the form of varying tweets and responses – stating that Andromeda will ramp up the nudity, featuring ‘full nudity,’ stating “ It’s totally softcore space porn,” Anyone familiar with the Mass Effect franchise is well aware of its affinity for romance, and the controversy that the first games “vivid” sex scenes and partial nudity caused for all the maidens and mothers outside the gaming community.
While it’s easy to interpret Flynn’s tweets as banter and possible exaggeration, he’s adamant that he wasn’t kidding.
It won’t be long now before fans will get to experience the multiplayer and lewd nature of the romance system for themselves first hand, as Mass Effect: Andromeda releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows on March 21, 2017. Be sure to stay tuned to the site for our official review!