Mass Effect: Andromeda, the latest action role-playing game from developer BioWare is out this week. Whether you’re a long-time fan of the franchise or a newcomer, here’s everything you need to know before diving into this sci-fi epic.
Mass Effect: Andromeda release date
Depending where you live, Mass Effect: Andromeda’s release date varies.
The last one is a bit odd, as the official date was supposed to be March 21. EA's console and PC games share the same launch date but it appears PC gamers were able to access it earlier, at least in some countries like India - one full day before it should have been made playable.
Mass Effect: Andromeda price
If you’re looking to buy Mass Effect: Andromeda on the PC, you’ll be paying Rs. 3,499 in India ($60 in the US). Users of Origin Access — EA’s monthly games subscription program get a 10 percent discount. The same applies to buyers on the Xbox One who are members of EA Access. PS4 owners will be paying Rs. 3,375 digitally ($60 in the US). And if you want the game on disc, you’ll be paying a premium. The game costs Rs. 4,499 on the PS4 and Xbox One via Amazon, which has exclusive distribution rights in India.
Mass Effect: Andromeda download size
If you’re planning on buying Mass Effect: Andromeda digitally, the game’s file size is in line with what we’ve seen from most modern releases. The game weighs in at 55GB on Windows PC, 42.9GB on PS4, and 42.19 on Xbox One.
Mass Effect: Andromeda PC specifications
Like other games that use EA’s Frostbite engine such as Battlefield 1, Mass Effect: Andromeda appears to be playable on moderately specced machines as well. Here’s what you’ll need, according to EA’s page for the game on the Origin storefront:
Mass Effect: Andromeda minimum PC system requirements
Mass Effect: Andromeda recommended PC system requirements
Mass Effect: Andromeda day one patch
The game has a day one patch of 2GB on the PS4 and 775MB on the Xbox One. BioWare hasn’t stated what changes with this update but has confirmed that its animations will not be rectified just yet.
Mass Effect: Andromeda review
While we’re currently playing through the game, you can check out our impressions of its opening hours here. Although there are welcome changes such as a retooled conversation system, faster traversal, and snappier gunplay, our initial impressions were the mission structure could’ve been better. Are you playing Mass Effect: Andromeda or have early reviews dissuaded you? Let us know via the comments.