It’s fair to say Mass Effect: Andromeda hasn’t enjoyed the greatest of times since released. While it continues to sell well, many who’ve bought the game have found themselves faced with glitches, bugs and animation abnormalities that have all but ruined the experience for them. So it’s good to hear that Bioware are releasing a new patch this week which seeks to begin fixing these issues.
BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn announced in post on the game’s official site that this Thursday, a new patch will be available that features a number of improvements, including;
- Allowing players to skip ahead when using the galaxy map to travel between planets.
- An increase to the inventory cap.
- Fixes for Ryder’s moments and animations,
- Visual improvements for the eyes of Asari and human characters – which have been notably shoddy since release.
Not just this, the announcement promises that more fixes are set to come further down the line, including;
- More options and variety in the character creator
- Improvements to hair and general appearance for characters
- Ongoing improvements to cinematic scenes and animations
- Improvements to male romance options for Scott Ryder
- Adjustments to conversations with Hainly Abrams
It all sounds great and if they can deliver these fixes, it might begin to go some way towards making the game feel more like a complete package.
In our playtime with Mass Effect: Andromeda, we have encountered a number of issues in relation to the games appearance and animation. It’s sad, if only because it all feels like a step back from the previous games efforts. While I wouldn’t say the entire thing is a sham – there are problems that should never have made it into the release version of the game.
We’ll be sure to keep you up to date with the latest Mass Effect: Andromeda news, and Bioware’s attempts to fix their game.