Pre-load dates, EA/Origin Access info and platform frame rate / resolutions are available.
A lot of interesting into for those of you (and myself included) eagerly waiting for the Mass Effect Andromeda release. First of all, it is now confirmed that the game will not receive a season pass. It’s not necessarily a good info, though…
In Dragon Age: Inquisition’s case there were three main story DLCs, each priced $14.99, not to mention vanity items sold separately. Other season passes are priced between $19.99 and $39.99 (examples of Doom, Watch Dogs 2 and Mafia III). As it is easy to calculate, it wouldn’t be a good deal for the publisher.
On the bright side, both Electronic Arts and BioWare are committed to release only free multiplayer DLC packs – that was the case with maps and characters for Mass Effect 3 and latest Dragon Age entry.
PC requirements for Mass Effect Andromeda should be available sometime in February. Aaryn Flynn, BioWare’s general manager, confirmed on NeoGAF that console versions run locked at 30 FPS with some freedom for higher FPS in cutscenes. The last time he “checked”, the game ran at 1080p on PS4 and 900p on XO.
PlayStation 4 Pro players should expect 1800p resolution. As for now, there’s no confirmation if there’s any choice for players like in Rise of the Tomb Rider, where display options were available. Pre-load for the digital versions of Andromeda will be available on March 17 at 10AM PT.
Subscribers of the EA Access on Xbox One or Origin Access service on PC will be able to play the game early, but the timing and the available content are yet to be confirmed.