'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Update: BioWare Confirms Andromeda Won't Have VR Mode; Andromeda Coming To PS4 Pro, Project Scorpio And Switch [RUMOR]By Erwin Castro, UniversityHerald Reporter
VR or Virtual reality seems like the next big thing in the gaming world, as more and more developers are creating games for VR, such as the upcoming "Resident Evil 7" by Capcom. But not all developers are joining the VR bandwagon, BioWare is one good example of those game developers that won't joining the VR craze.
According to Attack of the Fan Boy, BioWare is not making any VR commitment or adding any type of virtual reality mode into their upcoming action role-playing third-person shooter video game, "Mass Effect: Andromeda."
In a recent interview with Stevivor, producer Mike Gamble confirmed the lack of a VR mode in the game and didn't make any further comment about the game series delving into VR in the future. However, Andromeda not having VR doesn't necessarily mean that the concept is not happening anymore.
For a beginner, BioWare's "Mass Effect: Andromeda" is an upcoming action role-playing third-person shooter game developed for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. First introduced on June 15, 2015, "Mass Effect: Andromeda" is a successor to BioWare's 2012 hit, Mass Effect 3. It also the first game in the Mass Effect series to feature an open world gaming environment.
BioWare still focusing on the main game and has no plans to join the VR craze
Segmentnext has learned that BioWare has been focusing on the main game, "Mass Effect: Andromeda." So it's good to say that the studio's main priority, for now, is to finish the main game and not to make any VR adventure.
The Mass Effect is a third-person shooter game, so a VR experience would always make a good idea. The new game will allow the player to ride in spaceships and explore new planets in the galaxy of Andromeda.
BioWare would be more likely to create an original VR experience, much different from others. They could focus on the player riding on spaceships, or exploring a planet's surface, or even just providing a first-person view of the normally third-person game. BioWare can also explore new things, like a spinoff VR games if demands for VR-related games get big. Overall, BioWare can only consider a VR version of the "Mass Effect: Andromeda" if more people want it.
Andromeda coming to PS4, Xbox Project Scorpio, and a possible Nintendo Switch release
Also in the same interview with Stevivor, BioWare's Mike Gamble talked about the company's plans on PS4 Pro upgrades and the possible release for Xbox Project Scorpio and Nintendo Switch. However, Gamble was light on details and wouldn't specify exactly what will be improved in the PS4 Pro version of the title.
Gamble also discussed some improvements for the planned Project Scorpio version, but for PS4 Pro, Gamble has remained tight-lipped when asked by media, according to Stevivor.
Gamble also talked plans for a version of "Mass Effect: Andromeda" on Nintendo's upcoming gaming console, Nintendo Switch."Mass Effect: Andromeda" will be coming PC, PS4 and Xbox One next year.