Bioware have released a blog post talking about the first proper patch for bug fixes and a few quality of life changes, it sounds pretty awesome and it really hits some of the issues with the game. “Hi everyone, It’s been two weeks since the launch of Mass Effect™: Andromeda and we’re thankful to the millions of you who have already joined us on this journey. And though the game is now in your hands, it’s really just the beginning.
Since launch, our team has been poring over your comments and feedback, looking to discover what you like about the game, as well as areas we can evolve or improve. This Thursday, we’ll release a new patch that addresses technical fixes (crashes, improved performance),” This is a big one for me as the performance has been super resource heavy, it’s pushing my PC to the limit to be able to play at ultra, record and stream, which I can do with most games, but improving that is a big win I’d say Then it continues…
“but also adds a number of improvements we’ve heard you ask for, such as: • Allowing you to skip ahead when travelling between planets in the galaxy map • Increasing the inventory limits • Improving the appearance of eyes for humans and Asari characters • Decreasing the cost of remnant decryption keys and making them more accessible at merchants • Improving localised voice over lip sync • Fixing Ryder’s movements when running in a zig zag pattern • Improving matchmaking and latency in multiplayer” Skipping ahead in the galaxy map is something I’ve even commented on in the streams, once you’ve seen it, it starts getting old, so that’s good, I don’t really think we need a bigger inventory but it’ll be more convenient so that’s cool.
The eyes have been the creepiest of the animation problems so that is fantastic! The decryption keys are far more expensive than they should be for what they actually do, so I agree with that. Lip sync improvements are great. Ryder’s movement was another big one for the animations so that awesome. And the improved latency in multiplayer is an issue I’ve heard about, it’s not something I dabble in but a few viewers have mentioned how bad it is, so it’s awesome that they’re fixing that. The post continues with… “There are many more adjustments being made, all of which you can find in our patch notes.
Over the next two months we’ll be rolling out additional patches which will go even deeper and look to improve several areas of the game: • 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 These upcoming patches will also address performance and stability issues. And we’re looking at adding more cosmetic items to single player for free. For multiplayer, over the same timeframe, we’re going to continue to build on the APEX missions that have been running since launch.
We’ll be adding new maps, characters, and weapons. On Thursday, we kick off the first of three new chapters centred around The Remnant Investigation. This is just a taste of what’s in store as we continue to support Mass Effect: Andromeda. And as always, you all play an important role in that. We want to hear from you about your experiences, both what you love about the game and what you’d like to see changed. We’re listening, and we’re committed to partnering with you as we continue to explore the Andromeda galaxy together. Here’s to a great journey, Aaryn” Ok, so, this is pretty fantastic news, this is more than I expected so soon, most companies are very slow with this kind of thing and seriously lack the ability to actually inform their fans of what’s going on, so kudos to Bioware for addressing the problems and showing their plans to fix them. The main thing now is to see on Thursday just how well these fixes have been done and to find out if they are all talk, it’s easy to make promises but following through with them is another thing.
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