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New look at Mass Effect: Andromeda debuts at PS4 event

BioWare takes the stage

BioWare stopped by today’s PlayStation Meeting, armed with a look at Mass Effect: Andromeda. The game will support the 4K-capable PlayStation 4 Pro. That's the company's new, higher end PS4 model, officially revealed by the company during the event. It’s our first time seeing the game since E3 2016, where it made a brief appearance during publisher Electronic Arts’ presser.

In today’s new footage, seen above, we got a look at the game running in HDR on the PlayStation 4 Pro. The pre-alpha footage showed off protagonist Ryder traversing a space station alone, before his companions are introduced in an in-engine cutscene. This was our first good look at his fellow travelers, and the footage stands as the longest look at the game yet.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is set for an early 2017 release on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. The game, originally meant for a 2016 launch before being pushed back, is the first in the Mass Effect series not to feature Commander Shepard and his crew. Instead, as BioWare told us at E3 in June, this cast of characters will be far greener.

It’s also the first new Mass Effect game in nearly five years. Mass Effect 3 ended Shepard’s story when it hit PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360 in spring 2012.