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Gaming NewsJan 9, 2017 at 7:19a PSTby luckie

Mass Effect: Andromeda playable early in Origin Access, pre-load date revealed, no Season Pass – news roundup

If you want to start playing Mass Effect: Andromeda as early as possible, you might want to know that the game will be up in Origin Access and EA Access.

In the last couple of days Mass Effect: Andromeda was on everyone’s lips (maybe except for our pal Maiman’s), so let’s sum up what we’ve learned. First and foremost, the game is coming out on March 21, 2017 in North America (March 23 in Europe), and there is also a new gameplay trailer, which you are invited to watch if you haven’t yet (posted above). If that date seems too far off, you will probably be happy to know that Mass Effect: Andromeda is going to be available early for EA Access (Xbox One) and Origin Access (PC) subscribers. This, however, will be just a pre-taste – a portion of the whole game available only for a couple of days, said Michael Gamble on Twitter.

We understand the atmosphere of anticipation among fans of BioWare’s space saga, and how much they want to start playing the next chapter of the story as soon as possible. That’s why we’d like to inform you, in case you haven’t noticed, that there is a Windows pre-load date set on Origin: March 17, 2017 6:00 PM CET (10 AM PDT) – you will get to install the game a couple of days ahead of its launch so that you won’t have to wait a minute longer than absolutely necessary.

Players will be able to pre-load Mass Effect: Andromeda a couple of days before the release. - 2017-01-09
Players will be able to pre-load Mass Effect: Andromeda a couple of days before the release.

In other Mass Effect: Andromeda news, Aaryn Flynn confirmed that the game will not feature a Season Pass. It doesn’t mean that the game won’t have any DLCs, but the developers aren’t ready to talk about this right now. And just by the way, check out this Mass Effect: Andromeda 360 image taken with Nvidia’s Ansel technology.

As a fan, you may also like to hear that Mass Effect 2 is currently offered for free in Origin’s On the House giveaway.