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Mass Effect: Andromeda development footage leaks, shows off jetpack

Video is potentially two years old, so some or none of this may be in the final game

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Old — and therefore, potentially obsolete —€” footage of Mass Effect: Andromeda in development surfaced online overnight, showing off a jetpack feature that may not still be a part of the game.

The 30-second clip is from 2014, according to one NeoGAF user. The other who discovered the video said it came from the personal website of a developer currently working on Andromeda. It's a showcase reel of gameplay visuals and effects the developer apparently created for the game.

In addition to the jetpack, a scene showing a Krogan, held at gunpoint by a human, escaping by opening some sort of spore bomb. The rest are examples of visual effects. Another user said the build came from 2014 so, not only is this not representative of the current work in progress, any features shown may have not made the final cut.

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Uploads of the video to YouTube were quickly taken down on demand from Electronic Arts. The full video is still viewable through a link in this NeoGAF thread.

Earlier this week a purported marketing survey made its way into gaming forums, broadly describing the story arc of Mass Effect: Andromeda, the fourth game in the spacefaring RPG series. In it, humans are said to be a hostile, colonizing race searching for a home in a new galaxy defended by its native species.

Mass Effect: Andromeda, for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, is due in 2017, sometime before March 31 of that year, according to the latest information from EA.

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