Mass Effect Andromeda drivers now available from Nvidia and AMD

Mass Effect Andromeda will be released on March 21st for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

BioWare just launched two new minor updates for "Mass Effect Andromeda" that is available on the PC platform via early access. By utilizing some advanced technology to turn mass relays into long-range faster-than-light telescopes, the Andromeda Initiative was able to locate seven habitable "golden worlds" in a region in Andromeda called the "Heleus Cluster". It also noted that the inventory system in the game is a "disaster". I've been spoiled by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Mass Effect Andromeda doesn't compare favorably in that regard. In the case of BioWare's most recent AAA title, it was the facial animation of several characters in the game, many of which seemed odd and downright substandard.

"The wealth of content is impressive; you could probably get through main story quickly, but I logged about 60 hours to see everything that interested me, a significant part of which was ally loyalty missions".

Unfortunately, not all players are laughing at the note with some biting back at the developer saying that they won't take the day off because of Mass Effect: Andromeda's bad facial animations. Much like Mass Effect 3, the focus here is on 4 player co-op against waves of enemies.

"At day 1? No, that ship has sailed".

"I'm much more distracted by the texture pop-in that happens during conversations, where a character's face will go from looking like a blurry mess to having visible pores midway through a sentence".

The 378.92 release also includes support for Rock Band VR, the music game's first foray into the virtual reality space. Suffice it to say, I was wrong.

On the AMD side, you will want to upgrade to Radeon Software version 17.3.2, which brings a significant 12 percent performance improvement for RX 480 users.

  • Arturo Norris