During EA's E3 press conference, a short, but sweet trailer was shown revealing the next Mass Effect game. Mass Effect: Andromeda is set to release holiday 2016, and will allow players explore a whole new galaxy.
Bioware has confirmed that the character in the trailer is not the player character, and that players will be able to play as both male, and female characters. From a Bioware developer blog post, Bioware notes that “while we aren’t ready to go into too many details just yet, as you saw in the trailer and can tell by the name, this game is very much a new adventure, taking place far away from and long after the events of the original trilogy. You will play a human, male or female, though that’s actually not the character you saw in the trailer (more on that later). You’ll be exploring an all-new galaxy, Andromeda, and piloting the new and improved Mako you saw. And through it all, you will have a new team of adventurers to work with, learn from, fight alongside of, and fall in love with.”
Being developed on current generation consoles and PC only, using the Frosbite 2 engine, Andromeda production began while Mass Effect 3 was still in production. Hopefully more details will come soon, and while holiday 2016 is a long wait, let us remember Bioware has a long and consistent track record for taking care with their games (let's just forget about Mass Effect 3's ending for now).
Watch the debut trailer below.