Mass Effect Andromeda Has A New Graphics Engine, And No Returning Cast

Bioware have made it clear that Mass Effect Andromeda is not a continuation of the trilogy, and will not have any returning cast members.

Senior Development Director Chris Wyn  aptly pointed out that having a returning cast of characters would, “story wise, not make much sense.” The world of Mass Effect has mastered to art space travel, but not on a galactic level. This means that the characters for the trilogy are stuck in the Milky Way, whilst these new characters are in the Andromeda Galaxy. So, plot and science have stopped us ever seeing any familiar faces.

So instead, we will get to enjoy a whole new leading character and supporting cast in Mass Effect Andromeda.


Mass Effect Andromeda is coming to only the current gen of consoles and PC. So, the increased power of the Xbox One and PS4, alongside the PC‘s power, means fans are expecting a notable graphical boost for the game; Bioware has not disappointed. Mass Effect Andromeda is taking a while longer to create than the others in the series, and the reason is the brand new graphics engine the team is using. The complexities of using a new engine on top of the process of rebuilding the whole game means the game is rightfully taking longer to make.

The sci-fi title is undergoing some serious changes. A brand new leveling up experience, a superior ending to Mass Effect 3 (although, that’s not too difficult to achieve) and a whole new coat of paint. All this makes the game exciting for fans and its going to be interesting to see what Bioware can do with this new tech.

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on tumblr
Share on email
Share on whatsapp

Recent Posts

Xbox and Bethesda Gaming News

Xbox and Bethesda Show the True Value of Gamepass – E3 2021

Xbox and Bethesda may have just had their best conference in years. 30 games announced with 27 coming to Gamepass. The future looks bright

OlliOlli World Key Art Gaming News

OlliOlli World – E3 Trailer

If you were a fan of the original OlliOlli games, Private Division and Roll7 have an entirely new world for you to explore. Unlike the previous entries in the series, …

Gaming News

Play Retro Games for Free with Piepacker

If you haven’t heard, Piepacker is a new social gaming platform that allows gamers to play retro games with their friends online for FREE! There is no need to worry …

Gaming News

Far Cry 6 Gameplay Trailer

The new Far Cry 6 gameplay trailer gives us a look at it’s new protagonist, Dani.

Gaming News

Dying Light 2 Gets a Release Date

We finally have more gameplay and a release date for Dying Light 2!

Gaming News

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes Gameplay Reveal

Take a look at the gameplay reveal the the next entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology, House of Ashes