While fans were waiting for the highly-anticipated Mass Effect Andromeda multiplayer beta, BioWare has confirmed that they are not going to go through the tech test. Instead, fans can try the said feature in an upcoming event.
Mass Effect Andromeda Tech Test Cancelled
Last year, Mass Effect producer, Fabrice Condominas, announced that they will be releasing a multiplayer tech test before the game's release. Now, it seems like they have retracted their statement and have removed the feature. According to PC Gamer, BioWare revealed their initial plans for PAX East and the multiplayer beta.
In the post, they invited players to join them at the BioWare Base in the upcoming event, located at room 2AB, where they can be the first to try out the multiplayer features on PC. In line with this, they mentioned that they are no longer pushing through with the tech test and thanked those who had signed up for it. In a different statement, BioWare revealed why they ultimately chose to not go through with their initial plans.
BioWare's Plans For PAX East
"Our team worked extremely hard building, testing, and balancing multiplayer," BioWare claimed, "and we ultimately determined that a tech test would not be necessary." With this in mind, it seems the studio is already confident with the upcoming feature. Those who are still interested in trying out the multiplayer can attend PAX East, which will run from March 10-12, as per Gamespot.
Aside from the demo, BioWare will also be holding a panel wherein they will show off new gameplay footage. This specific event will take place on March 10 at 4 PM ET and it will also be available for live streaming so fans at home can follow whatever they plan to reveal. That aside, it is worth noting that the multiplayer feature will tie-in with the game's campaign. Fans who want to purchase Mass Effect Andromeda can buy the game on March 21 for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.