Mass Effect: Andromeda has another two weeks before full release, but the good folks at BioWare are keeping their fans in the loop about the game’s multiplayer since its beta test was cancelled earlier this week. General Manager at BioWare, Aaryn Flynn, confirmed via Twitter the multiplayer DLC will “be just like ME3”. In other words, players won’t have to bother with a pesky season pass to get more content in Andromeda—it’s free.
This blurb of information comes out of a string of hints and pictures from Andromeda producer Fernando Melo on Twitter. On a “Twelve Days of Christmas”-type kick, multiplayer information is steadily releasing to those wishing they could play the beta promised back in January. Such details include character selection, customization, integration of single-player and multiplayer unlocks, as well as Strike Teams. If you don’t want to bother with the multiplayer missions of the game, players can assemble an AI Strike Team to take on missions for them with a chance of success or failure. If the Strike Team succeeds, players earn the mission rewards. Such teams may be sent from either single or multiplayer, so it appears BioWare took steps in the development process to close the gap between the two.
From March 10-12, BioWare has Andromeda’s multiplayer on full display for the PAX East-attending public. A Twitch stream will be taking place on the 10th from 2 until 3 p.m. EST showing off the “fast-paced, cooperative multiplayer” gameplay, so tune in. Other than that, BioWare’s follow up to the massively successful action role-playing trilogy hits retailers and systems abound March 21st (or March 16th through EA/Origina Access).