All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is getting some Band-aids for its boo boos.
BioWare today detailed a patch for its sci-fi role-playing game that is coming Thursday, April 6. Mass Effect: Andromeda launched on March 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and received criticism from players for its unnatural animations and faces. This patch will improve at least some of those issues and address other player complaints.
According to BioWare, the update will include the following changes:
- Allow you to skip ahead when travelling between planets in the galaxy map.
- Increase the inventory limits.
- Improve the appearance of eyes for humans and Asari characters.
- Decrease the cost of remnant decryption keys and making them more accessible at merchants.
- Improve localized voice over lip sync.
- Fix Ryder’s movements when running in a zig zag pattern.
- Improve matchmaking and latency in multiplayer.
BioWare also detailed improvements that will roll out in additional patches over the next two months. These will:
Three top investment pros open up about what it takes to get your video game funded.
- Give more options and variety in the character creator.
- Add improvements to hair and general appearance for characters.
- Bring ongoing improvements to cinematic scenes and animations.
- Add improvements to male romance options for Scott Ryder.
- Implement adjustments to conversations with Hainly Abrams.
Sure, Mass Effect: Andromeda has its problems, but at least its developer is working on fixing them. Of course, you could argue that the game should have been delayed if it needs this much post-launch support.
GamesBeatGamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
- Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
- The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
- Networking opportunities
- Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
- Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
- And maybe even a fun prize or two
- Introductions to like-minded parties