Mass Effect Andromeda Getting Improved Facial Animations and Romance Options

Bioware is going through its recently-released RPG and making improvements from top to bottom.

It's pretty clear that Mass Effect Andromeda launched in a bit of a state. Players and critics had issues with the game's animations, lip-syncing, several of the romance options, and parts of the game's extensive dialogue. Bioware promised that it would fix Mass Effect Andromeda's issues and today the studio outlined how.

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"It's been two weeks since the launch of Mass Effect: Andromeda and we're thankful to the millions of you who have already joined us on this journey. And though the game is now in your hands, it's really just the beginning," wrote Bioware general manager Aaron Flynn in a post on the Bioware Blog. "Since launch, our team has been poring over your comments and feedback, looking to discover what you like about the game, as well as areas we can evolve or improve."

So what's being changed? The first release, patch 1.05, will be launching this Thursday, April 6. Patch 1.05 will offer single and multiplayer balance changes, an inventory limit increase, a way to skip autopilot sequences when traveling between planets, and improved lip-syncing and character appearances.

Flynn said that Bioware will also be rolling out several additional fixes over the next two months, including adjustments to the conversations with transgender character Hainly Abrams, better male romance options for the male Ryder, more improvements to character appearance, more options in the character creator, and "ongoing improvements" to animations and cinematics. Flynn also said that the studio is looking to add more cosmetic items to single-player for free.

"This is just a taste of what's in store as we continue to support Mass Effect: Andromeda. And as always, you all play an important role in that. We want to hear from you about your experiences, both what you love about the game and what you'd like to see changed. We're listening, and we're committed to partnering with you as we continue to explore the Andromeda galaxy together," he closed.

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