Mass Effect: Andromeda -- No Crossplay, PC Version Has Uncapped Frame Rate

Even more details confirmed about the upcoming RPG.

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With Mass Effect: Andromeda's release coming up in March, BioWare continues to reveal new information about the spacefaring RPG. A number of BioWare developers sounded off on the game in recent days on Twitter and DualShockers has a roundup of what was said.

One of the notable responses was from producer Fernando Melo, who confirmed that there won't be cross-play support for the game's multiplayer mode. He also confirmed that Andromeda's multiplayer will be peer-to-peer, as was the case with Mass Effect 3.

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DualShockers also reports that BioWare confirmed that Andromeda's PC version will have an uncapped frame rate, which is a nice option to have for those who want it. This is not a big surprise, as BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn said the PC version would have an uncapped frame rate earlier this month on NeoGAF.

Go to DualShockers to see a full rundown of what BioWare recently said about Andromeda, including details on romance options and more.

Andromeda launches on March 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Earlier this week, BioWare released a new cinematic trailer that showed off some of the teammate characters and the bad guy, Archon--watch it here. For more on the trailer and another new one, check out the story below.

Mass Effect: Andromeda: 12 Things You Missed in the New Trailers

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Mirimon78

Couldn't care less, I don't play ME for the mp, I play games dedicated to mp for that purpose.

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Cage_92

Why is Gamespot telling us that this game will have uncapped frame rates who cares.

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Spartan363

That sucks, I was hoping for crossplay with XBOX players. But I can see their reasoning that it won't be fair to console gamers that are restricted to 30FPS vs a typical PC gamer playing at 60FPS and especially those with 144hz displays. I will be getting my copy for the PC since it's connected to my 65 inch OLED TV in my man cave. Looking forward to playing this game soon.

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Geogyf

@Spartan363: Idk why companies dont pursue crossplay more.

yeah it wont be fair, but you can initially put the console players into lower bracket categories.

Maybe give them a slight buff if both the console & PC community desires it.

The important is games to have a good playerbase, not the players spread in 3 platforms.

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Tegorian

@Spartan363: Yeah I was hoping for crossplay also. I'll be playing on my Xbox One S unitl the Scorpio release on my 55 inch OLED in the man cave as well. Just hope it has the HDR as I'm sure this game will be gorgeous.

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Spartan363

@Tegorian: I think it's been announced to support HDR, I think there is even a demo of HDR in action, not sure. At least you'll enjoy the true quality of what it means to have an OLED TV and even with your XBOX S, you'll notice a quality bump with HDR. I just hope LG does HDR better in gaming mode for their 2017 lineup I may upgrade too since their 2016 B series OLED TV's have an issue with HDR on gaming mode, so I use PC mode with 4:4:4 Chroma and it's still ok with 50ms or so of input lag since I mainly play Fallout 4, RPG's and such and don't really play shooters that much.

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Tegorian

@Spartan363: Yeah I recently changed mine over to Gaming mode as when HDR was turned on playing ESO I would see the screen blur quite a bit. I'll have to see for a while if I will upgrade my TV or not.

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Spartan363

@Tegorian: Yeah, I hope they fix that, I did read that LG said they were going to release an update but it's been awhile since that announcement though. So depending on the HDR gaming mode of the 2017 B series OLED TV's, I may upgrade or wait until next year for the 2018 models.

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Phazevariance

What about cross buy?

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weapon_x57

They could have made the male love interest a really hot babe....but they didn't....disappointing.

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DemoKnight10656

people are way to suspicious of games these days even from a trusted title like mass effect people get a grip 1,2 and 3 are great games why would 4 be any different. if you wana wait go ahead

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nickw59524

@DemoKnight10656: 3 sucked and after 1 they turned the series into a Gears of war clone with some rpg elements. The first one was more a of RPG than the others that is why.

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Tegorian

@nickw59524: Sigh 3 didn't suck for most of us that didn't jump on the cry baby train. 3 was more of a return to form after 2 but I agree 1 had the most RPG elements. If you watch the trailers we have seen thus far this one should be closer to 1. I have pre ordered it and have EA Access so I'll be playing it early so you wanna bookmark and PM me I'll tell you for sure one way or the other which it is more like.

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sdzald

@Tegorian:

I like how anyone who thought ME3, especially the ending, was really bad are people who "jump on the cry baby train."

So let me get this right. Any one who has a different opinion of the game are cry baby's and your opinion is the only valid one? Um ok. LOL

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Tegorian

@sdzald: Umm no a valid opinion is just that but there was a large outcry, cry baby train, of it didn't end how i wanted it to. If your basis for saying the game sucked is the ending you are part of the cry baby train it is that simple. Love you some of you simpletons assume on the internet.

If a game review 9/10 average yet so many, see vocal minority, say it sucks something is wrong hence a train of crybabies instead of hype.

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sdzald

@Tegorian:

Ok as I thought, so the "large outcry" about the final game was just all of us being cry babies. The large masses of people who hated the final game for all kinds of various reasons really had no valid reason for our outcry other then we like being cry babies.

Got you, thanks for setting me straight :)

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Tegorian

@sdzald: large outcry of people complaining about the ENDING that is it. The developer has a right to tell their story the way they want to. The large outcry once again can simply be a Vocal Minority on the internet Trolls do like a good hate wagon or are you new here. So what REASON do you have? Only one I have seen from people is ENDING...ENDING...Shepherd Dies argghhhh...ENDING.

Seriously if you or the other troll have something to contribute with data or factual information on how this game sucked other than being offended that I call the complaints for the ending a bunch of whining then present it otherwise 9/10 is a critical success and not a game that sucks. Also, if all the two of you took from my whole post was that you're obviously a bunch of kids who should be in school right now learning something. As the purpose was between me and OP discussing Andromeda and the RPG elements between the 3 games or you know see the guy i responded to and how he responded cordially and no like I'm a troll here is my high mighty response with "LOL" at the end.

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Fedor

@Tegorian: no, it sucked.

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Tegorian

@fedor: Then don't play and leave all boards associated with the game or is it that the game was good but you didn't like the ending? Last I checked a 9/10 average on reviews are not a bad review nor a horrible game once again CRY BABY TRAIN of it ended different than I wanted.

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Geogyf

@Tegorian: Game was good, just the ending was mediocre.

To be fair, the whole ME3 was mostly dealing with each race's problems. It didnt provide any story answers about the Reapers at all until the ending. Which is why the ending has such a big disassociation with the main game.

ME3 was mostly action game, not an exploration/action game like the previous ones. It even has 100,000 words less than each of the previous ME games.

I would say ME 3's ending suffered because all the original ME team had left from ME2 (Only C.Hudson had remained).

And now he has left as well. Of the original core writers none remain.

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Fedor

@Tegorian: Nice hissy fit. I think I'll buy the game and continue posting, tyvm. 3 wasn't good, get over it. Hopefully 4 will be better.

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Tegorian

@fedor: Not hissy fit just a point of view. Your point of view just sucks so get over it. The hissy fit would be you feeling the need to respond to my post when the person I originally started this with discussed a completely different viewpoint. By all means though if you have data to back up your OPINION the go ahead as I've submitted the critical reviews of this game that "Sucks" according to your EXPERT opinion.

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Fedor

@Tegorian: you're still throwing a hissy fit.

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Tegorian

@fedor: Sure kiddo keep sucking your thumb doing the "I know you are but what am i routine" you lost go home and cry to mommy.

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Fedor

@Tegorian: this was a competition? Lol, stop being overdramatic, snowflake. My opinion is it sucked, you think differently. That's all this is, kiddo.

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Tegorian

@fedor: awe look he can make an actual sentence. Your opinion sucks and doesn't align with the facts presented which is fine next time princess keep it to yourself.

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Fedor

@Tegorian: Facts? What facts? You fanboys are such a cancer. Don't get all butthurt because everyone doesn't side with your OPINION... In fact, the majority of people think me3 was a major disappointment, that's a fact, snowflake.

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Tegorian

@fedor: sure princess keep telling yourself that. What did you not like to make is suck....Oh right you've stated nothing gotcha and the internet trolls hated the ending...right that is a vast majority. The game is critically 9/10 and made a ton of money those are FACTS princess. Next time when grown people are talking stay out. You would think since you joined in 2015 you would have learned to not verbally defecate so much but he some people are not heard at home so gotta be trolls and bullies good luck with that one PRINCESS.

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Fedor

@Tegorian: "if people don't like the game I like, they're just trolls"

You're a child. Lemme ask you, little guy, do you kiss your Xbox before you go to bed? Tell it you love it and you'll always be there for it?

You're just a butthurt fanboy who lied to themselves.

Ps: your spelling and punctuation is shit, so you must not be much of an adult.

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Tegorian

@fedor: LOL wow princess now we are going to put words in my mouth that a never said pathetic. HAHA not a fanboy far from it. You have said nothing other than it sucks which is a petulant child's response. You have proven yourself incapable of explaining anything other than hurling unnecessary insults to a conversation you should have never initiated. and as for punctuation most adults don't really concern themselves with it we have nice programs we can pay for to do that. So how about telling us what you didn't like other than there are more people who agree with me but I can't point out those people. Go back to the bridge princess i'm done with you now back to real adult stuff.

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Fedor

@Tegorian: The fanboy is denying being a fanboy, how typical. That was a nice rant tho, quite the hissy fit. For the record, you little fanboy, you started the insults, l2read.

In closing, me3 sucked, Xbox is irrelevant, and you're a special little snowflake.

PS: your spelling and punctuation is still trash, Mr. Adult.

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Tegorian

@fedor: Nice princess we know you woke up with your tiara on wrong and panties a little too tight. could care less about you opinion on Xbox or ME3 for that matter since it all is "It sucks". Nice edge there Princess

P.S. you should l2read might help you see you jumped in and insulted me I stated facts to which you did none. Go back to bed princess i promise it will be ok someday.

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Fedor

@Tegorian: So you apparently can't read... Some adult you are.

"Go back to the bridge princess i'm done with you now back to real adult stuff."

Didn't you just write this? Now here you are again still crying? Holy crap, kid.

Are you still bent out of shape about me calling you out on being cancer? That's what you are, you're fanboy cancer. Now go kiss your box, snowflake.

PS: you seem quite sexist. I mean you're using princess like it's some sort of insult... Do you hate women, snowflake?

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Tegorian

@fedor: Nope princess finished what I was doing a little sooner. Trust responding to you takes no time as you still haven't explained your reasons for a game sucking. Thereby proving you are a child as you have been asked to state you OPINION in some actual understandable form and can't so LOL you should look in the mirror for the problem. Also, don't joke about cancer pretty serious stuff there but i'm sure you will learn that once you grow up princess.

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Fedor

@Tegorian: So you're a sexist who needs the last word no matter what, gotcha. You truly are a sorry individual, having so much hate in you. Did you go kiss your console yet?

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nickw59524

@Tegorian: awesome i didn't know that this game is more like 1. to be fair i didn't like the ending of 3 and i still enjoyed the game but definitely not nearly as much as i enjoyed 1. heck i bought a 360 specifically just to play mass effect back in 2007.

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sdzald

@nickw59524:

We really have NO idea what this game will be like. The trailer really does not show much game play and BioWare has been VERY tight lipped about game play details not to mention multi-player.

I am not buying first day. I no longer trust BioWare. If it turns out to be a great game then GREAT, there is nothing stopping me from buying it at a later time. If it sucks, well fools and their money are soon parted. :)

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Tegorian

@nickw59524: Yeah from what I have seen so far looks like 1 has a bigger influence. I laugh because i picked up Mass Effect on a whim at a gamestop they year it came out for 360 and loved it. So yeah I'll let you know since I played all 3 which one it is most like. I should have it on the 17th and regardless of where I am on Zelda at the time I will be playing this like crazy so hit me up and I'll let you know for sure.

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Shin_Gallon

I have negative interest in the multiplayer, anyway.

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nickpeck36

@Shin_Gallon: I thought that to when ME3 came out until I played it... then couldn't stop playing it for the next 7 or so months :D

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ThomasN7

No surprise really.

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bbq_R0ADK1LL

Most games have an uncapped framerate.

Some games are so poorly optimised that even a GTX1080 can't actually go higher than 60fps so an uncapped framerate doesn't matter.

I'm guessing you don't know yet. Let me know when there's some real news.