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Mass Effect: Andromeda coming to EA Access and EA Origins

Mass Effect: Andromeda is soon going to be added to EA Access (Xbox One) and Origin Access (PC) subscription-based services, which means that the active program members will get access to the full version of the most recent chapter in BioWare’s space opera with no additional costs. In addition to that, the EA Access offer will also be expanded by the successful sci-fi survival horror Dead Space 3. Besides, Both EA Access and Origin Access subscribers will get several new Play First titles, that is timed trials of some hot upcoming games, including Need for Speed: Payback and Star Wars: Battlefront II.

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EA doesn't say no to another Mass Effect

GameReactor managed to talk to EA's Executive Vice President Patrick Söderlund about the future of the Mass Effect series. Söderlund sees no reason why EA shouldn’t go back to Mass Effect. However, it is hard to say whether the next game will build on the story of Mass Effect: Andromeda or feature completely new setting. That’s something BioWare, together with Casey Hudson, has to figure out. By the way, Söderlund believes that, although the team did make some mistakes with Mass Effect: Andromeda, the game’s criticism was much too acute.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda free 10-hour trial available

BioWare has shared a 10-hour free trial of Mass Effect: Andromeda, letting you begin the adventure in uncharted worlds across the Andromeda Galaxy and then carry over your progress to the full game if you choose to buy it. The demo is now available on Origin, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 through November 1, 2017 – it’s basically the same that Origin Access and EA Access subscribers could play before the game’s launch.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda apparently drops Denuvo

A couple of days ago Mass Effect: Andromeda received a new patch, which fixed a few bugs, improved stability and facial animations as well as eliminated the issue that prevented some players from completing the story. However, there seems to have been yet another major change that BioWare was silent about. The recent update has apparently completely removed the Denuvo anti-tamper technology from Mass Effect: Andromeda. Provided that this isn’t just an unintentional mistake, this is a similar move to what we saw in the case of a couple of other games, like Rime, Doom, Hitman and Homefront: The Revolution.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda is now using the latest version of Denuvo

Despite the fact that Denuvo anti-tamper technology didn’t prevent Mass Effect: Andromeda from being cracked – it failed within the first 10 days on the market – BioWare isn’t dropping it. Instead, the studio decided to upgrade it to the latest version, which is currently being used by three games besides Mass Effect: Andromeda. Players noticed that that since the release of the most recent update Mass Effect: Andromeda’s executable file contains strings of data that can only be found in all games powered by the latest version of Denuvo.

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

In the last couple of days we’ve learned some interesting facts about Mass Effect: Andromeda. Other than the release date – March 21, 2017 for North America and March 23 for Europe – it has been confirmed that the game will be available early in EA Access and Origin Access for a limited time. Besides, a Windows pre-load date has been revealed on Origin: March 17, 2017 6:00 PM CET (10 AM PDT). You might also want to know that Mass Effect: Andromeda will not feature a Season Pass.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda release date confirmed [Updated]

You can now start counting the days until the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, because the exact launch date has been officially confirmed. The next chapter of BioWare’s epic space saga is coming out on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in North America and two days later, March 23, in Europe, across all platforms: PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. A new gameplay footage was also presented during Nvidia’s opening show at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda – the Kett, new antagonist race, discussed

BioWare decided to shed some light on one of the two new alien races in Mass Effect: Andromeda revealed so far: the Kett. This intelligent species native to the Andromeda galaxy will be slightly more organic than their Milky Way counterparts in terms of armor as well as their structures and architecture. The Kett will be the main antagonist race in Mass Effect: Andromeda. Representatives of this species will have a human-like silhouette, but they will be characterized by their bone armor and a bone collar on the back of their head.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda gets a new trailer and details

The much anticipated Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer has been revealed today to celebrate this year’s N7 Day. The video introduces an epic new story, which is going to take the player into the Andromeda galaxy and let them become a Pathfinder, humanity’s only hope to survive in this unfamiliar environment. It also confirms the spring 2017 release window as well as shows off some tasty pieces of gameplay, featuring new kinds of alien beasts and someone who appears to be the game’s antagonist.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda may be delayed by 5 months if necessary

Mass Effect: Andromeda is currently slated for release in EA’s fiscal year 2016, which means it should be out before the end of March 2017. However, the publisher openly admitted that they won’t hesitate to delay the next chapter in the Mass Effect space saga - even by 5 months if necessary. EA wants to make sure that they are going to deliver “the right player experience”. At the same time they also said they are very pleased with the game’s progress thus far.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda rumored to launch on March 21, 2017

So far the only official info on the release date of Mass Effect: Andromeda mentioned early 2017, but it appears that Amazon knows better. According to the information in the online store, the game may come out on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Although this date is set for The Art of Mass Effect: Andromeda hardcover book, the item description says it is going to release simultaneously with the game. Are the guys at Amazon simply using a placeholder, or have they prematurely revealed Mass Effect: Andromeda actual release date?

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Mass Effect: Andromeda first gameplay video ever revealed at PS Meeting

The very first Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay footage has been finally shown at PlayStation Meeting. The video was recorded on the newly revealed PlayStation 4 Pro, nicknamed Neo, in 4K resolution. In it we can see a fragment of the game, in which Ryder and his team are exploring an alien station, ending with a cut-scene. Interestingly, BioWare also said that a new trailer will be available on November 7. On that date, “the gates to the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe will be officially opened”.

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Mass Effect series might get a remaster, Andromeda not ready to be shown yet

The distance separating us from Mass Effect: Andromeda’s release might be greater than we previously thought, but at the same time it’s just about right to fill it with a few remasters. And with Activision’s successful (at least financially) resurrection of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare getting closer, perhaps the time has come to make some decisions regarding the reinvention of the cosmic series.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t acknowledge any Mass Effect 3 ending

Mass Effect: Andromeda—the fourth installment in the bestselling sci-fi action RPGs by BioWare—will not acknowledge any of the available endings of Mass Effect 3, as stated by BioWare’s General Manager. The game is supposed to be a new chapter in the franchise, constructed so as to allow our past decisions to remain canon without having to settle on one particular option. Andromeda is set to launch in early 2017 and although first teased at E3 2014, we still haven’t seen one minute of actual gameplay footage.

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EA shares their plans. Titanfall 2 and Mass Effect: Andromeda in March 2017 at the latest

Electronic Arts has presented their fiscal report and it gave us a chance to look at EA’s future plans. FY 2017 will bring as Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, the next installment in the Battlefield series, a sequel to Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall and – finally – Mass Effect: Andromeda. Bad news for the fans of BioWare – it seems that we will explore the new galaxy just a little bit later than expected.

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E3 2015: Mass Effect Andromeda – Watch the First Trailer

This year's E3 conference of Electronic Arts kicked off with a bang thanks to the official announcement of Mass Effect Andromeda – the fourth installment in the hit series Mass Effect. The trailer confirmed one of the unofficial rumors that have been recently circulating online, namely that referring to the setting of the game. It’s the Andromeda galaxy.

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