We’re getting closer and closer to the launch of Mass Effect Andromeda, set for March 21st. While you can already pre-order the game, many are waiting for the free play event taking place on March 16th, to try out the title in advance. Now BioWare has shared a few important details about that upcoming event.
We’ve known for over a month now that those looking to trial Mass Effect Andromeda would be limited to 10 hours of gameplay, however it wasn’t at all clear how that would be split and what limitations would be in place. A few BioWare employees have chimed in to answer some pressing questions, saying that indeed, both multiplayer and single player modes would be available during that time. However, the single player mode will be limited to a certain point in the story.
The game’s producer Fernando Mello, revealed that gamers would be limited to around six hours of gameplay in the story mode, depending on how much they explore and the time they spend in the open world. Once they hit a certain mission point, they won’t be able to progress in the story, but they’ll still be free to explore the planet they’re on, or restart the story from the beginning.
Meanwhile there won’t be any limitations for the multiplayer mode, with the developers revealing that completing objectives, or “Missions” will have benefits in both modes for the player.
Finally, BioWare has released a new video briefing players on the Golden Worlds, the area of the Andromeda galaxy where much of the game will take place.
If you want to try out Mass Effect Andromeda you’ll need to have an EA Access account on Xbox One or an Origin account on PCs.