Developer BioWare confirms that its forthcoming science fiction RPG, Mass Effect: Andromeda, will have a multiplayer beta, and fans can sign up for it now.
Naturally, today's reveal of Mass Effect: Andromeda's cinematic trailer surely excited plenty of the sci-fi franchise's myriad fans, but it definitely wasn't the only rousing piece of information regarding the forthcoming game to come out of BioWare's N7 Day celebration. On top of the trailer, new story details have emerged, and the developer's creative director for the release, Mac Walters, established that the sequel is going to bring back one of the series' more popular features with loyalty missions making a return.
While all of the aforementioned details are surely invigorating, it's quite possible that fans will be most enthusiastic about the confirmation from BioWare that Mass Effect: Andromeda is going to have a multiplayer beta. Additionally, fans can go ahead and sign up for the trial right now by heading over the studio's website right here.
As seen in the tweet below from Mass Effect: Andromeda producer Fabrice Condominas, fans can register for the game's multiplayer beta now to help BioWare refine the title as much as possible before its release. However, it's important to note that the trial is exclusively available to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players — PC and Nintendo Switch owners are getting left out, it seems — and requires fans to fill out a rather lengthy survey.
Furthermore, in order to sign up for Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer beta, one needs to have an EA account that's linked to an Origin, PlayStation Network, or Xbox Live account. Next, fans will have to answer questions about their gaming tendencies, spoken languages, and favorite games. Upon reaching the end of the survey, those registering will have to check a white box next to the words "Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer Tech Test, which takes fans to a final collection of questions before the application can be submitted.
At this point in time, BioWare hasn't revealed an exact date as to when Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer beta will go live. Nevertheless, one should expect that it will be relatively soon considering the fact that the studio is already allowing fans to register themselves as potential participants in the trial.
Little is known about the actual details for Mass Effect: Andromeda's overall gameplay mechanics, so it's anyone's guess as to what kind of action the multiplayer beta will contain. Of course, with BioWare attempting to distance Andromeda from Mass Effect 3 and its ending as a new entry in the franchise, it's likely that the forthcoming title's cooperative multiplayer is much different than its precursor.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is currently scheduled to release sometime during the first quarter of 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.