A hallmark of the Mass Effect franchise is its deep suite of character customization options. Since character customization is such a key component to the single player story, fans expect a similar level of customization to be available in the online multiplayer mode, but so far BioWare has remained mostly tight-lipped about what to expect from Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s multiplayer. While details are still scarce, Mass Effect: Andromeda producer Fernando Melo has confirmed that the multiplayer in the game will have “some” customization.
Melo confirmed as much in a long conversation with fans on Twitter. Unfortunately, further details on how deep the customization will be in Mass Effect: Andromeda are unavailable at this time, but with the game set to launch at the end of March, chances seem good that BioWare will pull the curtain back on the mode sooner rather than later.
In the meantime, fans can guess as to what customization in Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s multiplayer mode will entail. A likely scenario is that the different multiplayer characters will have alternate skins to choose from, in addition to different color schemes for their armor and weapons. It’s possible that these customization options will be earned through actual gameplay, and if not, players may get these cosmetic items through the game’s microtransactions.
Hopefully fans don’t have to wait too much longer to learn more about the customization options in Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s multiplayer. With the game’s release right around the corner, BioWare seems to be releasing information on it on a more regular basis, revealing just this past week that the Asari squadmate Peebee is a romance option, and that one of the new companions is a female Turian named Vetra Nyx.
Considering the rate at which BioWare is releasing information on Mass Effect: Andromeda, it’s reasonable to assume that more info on the multiplayer could come any day now. If not, fans can expect to learn more when BioWare launches the multiplayer tech test for Mass Effect: Andromeda a little closer to launch.
Anyone that would like to participate in the Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer tech test can sign up on BioWare’s website, but even if they miss out, there’s a chance the game could have an open beta before launch. It could be beneficial for BioWare to run an open beta for Mass Effect: Andromeda to stress test the servers, if nothing else.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will be available on March 21st for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.