To show off the capabilities of its new, more powerful PlayStation 4, Sony has called on Bioware and the highly anticipated Mass Effect: Andromeda. The first (official) gameplay was demoed on stage at the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro unveiling, giving fans their best glimpse yet of the new game. In a roughly three-minute teaser, we see our rugged hero exploring a planet overrun by creepers and other strange vegetation. Platforms drenched in green light show signs of civilisation, however, and before long you're wandering past groups of floating, seemingly non-violent aliens.
The video is designed to show off the PS4 Pro and EA's Frostbite engine. The environment and characters are a clear step up from the original Mass Effect trilogy -- there's more detail in the world, giving it a greater sense of depth and believability. At the two minute mark the teaser is interrupted with a cutscene, which shows your complete crew discussing a star map. They're quickly interrupted by some alarming "power levels" which turn out to be, you guessed it, some now not so innocent aliens. Typical.
All told, it's a beautiful tease. "Early 2017" can't come soon enough.
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