Mass Effect: Andromeda PC Requirements Being Revealed Next Month

Also, BioWare will talk more about the game's multiplayer "soon."

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Following the announcement of Mass Effect: Andromeda's release date this week, BioWare today revealed when it may announce the game's PC requirements and further detail its multiplayer mode.

BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn said on Twitter today (via DualShockers) that the developer will reveal the PC requirements, "Probably closer to launch. Sometime in February I think."

As for when BioWare will talk more about Andromeda's multiplayer mode, Flynn said, "soon."

Mass Effect: Andromeda's release date has finally been confirmed as March 21 in North America and March 23 in Europe. The confirmation follows months of speculation and leaks.

In another news, a fresh batch of screenshots have emerged, while a new trailer was published during CES this week.

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    HAWKEYE0001

    Man I hope my gtx 980 Super clocked is enough for ultra at at least 1080p.

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    regix416_basic

    Given on how it looks, I'd say it's going to require a GeForce 970 just to run it... And of course Best Buy stole my reward points I tried to use to pay for it when I cancelled my Pre-order... so now I can't use them to reinstate it. >_<

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    juyan16

    This game will be ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL...of my wallet!!!

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    NoobertoSolano

    This game better come SLI support ready for my 2x SLI Titan X Pascal.

    Avatar image for regix416_basic
    regix416_basic

    @noobertosolano: Unfortunately even my gaming PC can't fit two cards in it. (SLI) But then, I'm also one of the people who still believe that Creative Labs still makes superior sound cards over on-board sound.

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    darktruth007

    My shitty PC with a GTX 970 is ready!

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    regix416_basic

    @darktruth007: I hope mine can too.

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    DaVillain-

    My GTX 1070 is ready!

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    wexorian

    Ultra spec requiments inc because of CRAPPY optimisation :)

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    regix416_basic

    @wexorian: Are they going to REQUIRE people to buy it for the X1/PS4 because they won't even be able to match the PC requirements? That's what it's sounding like. I definitely don't like this.

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    Fia1

    @wexorian: as far as i know it utilizes the same engine as battlefield 1, the most recent build of frostbite 3 i think, and it's probably well optimized for pc because battlefield 1 ran well, but who knows honestly, i heard bioware had a bit of a hard time using the engine so yea maybe they screw that up...

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    Dark_sageX

    You'll need an i7 6700k OC'd at 5Ghz and a GTX 1080 ti OC'd to 2Ghz and 64GB of RAM so you can get 720p and 30fps, its totally because the game is very demanding.

    - EA.

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    DaVillain-

    @Dark_sageX: Hmm my GTX 1070 will still run this game to the core :)

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    Dark_sageX

    @davillain-: Sorry, your PC is too weak, this game has revolutionary graphics and demands GTX 1080 ti in SLI configuration for it to even run. This is totally not an optimization issue, so go buy expensive graphics cards so you can buy our games, otherwise we are gonna have to blame piracy for low sales.

    - EA.

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    sohail5566

    @Dark_sageX: well they cant becuz they have denuvo now hope they optimized the game for dual core

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    adro191

    Toaster Deluxe Limited Edition 2017 ! I'm ready baby!

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    DataMeister

    @adro191: Is NewTek making gaming PCs now too? Woohoo, I am definitely getting me one of those.

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    UltimateBastard

    Breaking news: PC requirements for red dead redemption should be out sometime before the game is released.

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    hystavito

    @UltimateBastard: :)

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    tanis8585

    i7 6700k and a Zotac GTX 1070 Amp Extreme... i think im prepared.

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    wexorian

    @tanis8585: Nobody cares about your or my gear or anyone's , if game is optimised shitty it won't work on mid specs.

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    DeathCrusher91

    @tanis8585: I have the same cpu and a 1060 6gb, but i'll buy a 1080 later this year

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    UltimateBastard

    @DeathCrusher91: Just curious? Why did you spend like 100 quid more or your cpu than your gpu, or is it primarily for something besides gaming?

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    DeathCrusher91

    @UltimateBastard: Well, here in Brazil a 6700k costs around R$1500 and the 1060 costs around the same price, but I got mine for 1100 in a sale to play some games in the meantime, I was going to buy a 1070 but that one is 2000 here and the 1080 is roughly 3000(around U$1k+). If I didn't grab the 1060, I wouldn't be playing on pc for some time like june this year when I'll have the money to grab a 1080.

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    cugabuh

    It runs on the new Frostbite engine so it should be very well optimized if it's anything like BF1 and Battlefront.

    Can't wait.

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    madcat_mikie

    @cugabuh: The engine has nothing to do with optimization.

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    mkeezay22

    @madcat_mikie: Actually yes the engine can help with optimization, optimization comes from many aspects like model poly count, texture usage, lighting and AI, but the fact is if you take the exact objects, materials and other in game elements and ran them in various engines, some would perform better than others.

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    Pelezinho777

    I've heard it's gonna require 3gigs of vram minimum!

    Oh, who am I kidding, I'm trolling...

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    Blk_Mage_Ctype

    Can your Gaming PC support the maximum settings necessary to fully appreciate just how butt-ugly Bioware has made its female characters? Will you be able to count the hairs on the upper lip of that Asari abomination Bioware seems so proud of? And most importantly, is your GPU/CPU strong enough to support the extensive graphical Mods necessary to make said characters physically attractive?

    Find out next month!

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    Fia1

    @Blk_Mage_Ctype: if you're talking about the asari you should see the ps4 pro mass effect andromeda trailer, she looks pretty normal in motion, but if you're talking about the default female pathfinder, then yea her jaw is a bit deformed i guess...

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    NovaPrime1985

    bleh, i need to fix my laptop first

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    yumyumnomnom

    Ah release the game already. My 1080 is waiting to kick its ass all over.

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    DataMeister

    @yumyumnomnom: 1080 is so last year man. 4K is where it's at.

    Unfortunately you'll have to wait for the GeForce 4K series to run it at that level, coming in 2020.

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    wexorian

    @sellingthings: You mean 2080?

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    Archangel3371

    I loved the multiplayer in Mass Effect 3 so I'm definitely looking forward to them detailing what it will be like in this game.

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    straightcur

    Thanks for informing us that you will be giving us information at a later date. These are the most valuable articles on Gamespot. I'm not sure what i would do without them

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    barbarossa213

    @straightcur: Eddie only takes on the toughest, most hard-hitting journalistic assignments.

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    Myron117

    Why would you wait? If theyre super high people would need to save up to get new hardware for launch

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    Myron117

    Why would you wait? If theyre super high people would need to save up to get new hardware.