Although we’re a little bummed out that the forthcoming multiplayer beta has been cancelled, we’ve still got some good news from the Mass Effect: Andromeda front – we won’t be paying a cent for the forthcoming multiplayer maps.
Aaryn Flynn, general manager for BioWare, was recently asked about multiplayer content for the game, and he indicated that the maps will be free of charge as they’re added to the game. “It’s going to be just like ME3,” he noted, referencing the free multiplayer content that was previously available with Mass Effect 3 a few years back.
Fernando Melo, producer for Andromeda, also added that multiplayer missions will actually serve more purpose than you might expect, as they can actually help you along in the single player campaign. “On the fifth day of MP-mas, the MP dev team gave to you: a new feature in MEA – Missions. Your link between MP/SP. Play & get rewards in both.” While he didn’t detail what rewards we’d be getting, it should be some pretty sweet stuff.
Those of you who are attending PAX East this weekend (like us!) will be able to check out Mass Effect: Andromeda’s impressive multiplayer, in both the team’s devoted BioWare Base, as well as on the show floor at Microsoft’s booth. So don’t be afraid to check it out!