A reported marketing survey for Mass Effect: Andromeda has made it out into the wild, revealing some possible details about BioWare's upcoming entry in the spacefaring RPG franchise.
Survey slides popped up on Reddit and NeoGAF recently (via PCGamesN), asking people a series of questions about the new game. One of the questions provides an overview of the game, which reveals it will take players to the Andromeda galaxy, where the series formula will be flipped on its head.
"Mass Effect: Andromeda takes players to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way, where players will lead the fight for a new home in history territory -- where WE are the aliens -- opposed by a deadly indigenous race bent on stopping us," reads a line from the reported description.
It goes on:
"Experience the freedom to traverse and explore a planet-dense but seamless open-world galaxy, rich with discovery. Play as the leader of a squad of military-trained explorers in an intense third-person shooter, with deep progression and customization systems. This is the story of humanity's next chapter, and player choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival in the Andromeda galaxy."
Another slide reveals that Andromeda's story will involve a massive, interplanetary battle. The stakes are high, as players are fighting for the preservation of humanity, it seems.
"There is a major battle brewing, and it awaits you. It is unfolding across a galaxy of planets, with creatures and species entirely unknown," reads a line from the description. "Draw your weapon, because the fight is bigger than you thought. It's not just for your own life, it's for all of humanity--the ultimate battle for a place we can all call home."
It should be noted that this last description is listed as a "possible future version of Mass Effect," while the earlier slide specifically mentioned Andromeda by name.
Whatever the case, Andromeda sounds ambitious -- and as the first Mass Effect game for the new generation of consoles, this is probably what players wanted to hear.
Just recently, BioWare's Alistair McNally said Andromeda -- as well as the company's mysterious new IP -- are "looking stunning."
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