Mass Effect Andromeda’s multiplayer will connect to the singleplayer campaign, Bioware has confirmed. Now they go into detail as to what will mean for the player.
Mass Effect Andromeda multiplayer connects to the campaign
New Mass Effect: Andromeda brings back cooperative multiplayer, but some aspects of it have changed. That includes the way it relates to the single-player campaign, though there is still a connection between the two modes.
The mission funds you obtain in multiplayer have “tendrils going out into the rest of the game,” according to Frazier. “You will have possibilities to send teams to complete kind of side missions, or to do it yourself in multiplayer,” Condominas says. “That’s the idea.” The team doesn’t want solo players to feel like they are obligated to play multiplayer. “If you feel cheated, we’ve done something wrong,” Frazier says.
Most players pretty much want nothing to do with AAA multiplayer anymore, as they feel they push you that way to try and entice you into microtransactions. There’s really no point in buying microtransactions in a single player experience, since the game is either perfectly balanced and doesn’t need them, or it isn’t and it sucks and not worth playing.
Multiplayer, on the other hand, seems rife with stupid skins, mods, etc. Anything the game publisher can get away with to nickel and dime you down because somehow they believe THEIR multi-player experience is so amazing, players just can’t get enough of it. We can see the next GTA or RDR 2 trying to pull this crap too.