There’s a lot of excitement in the Mass Effect community around the prospect of another game in the series. While many fans were disappointed that Shepard didn’t make it to Andromeda, most would likely be satisfied with a return to the Milky Way. There are countless reasons to do so: Control didn’t last forever, the Quarian Ark was found, or a new threat could emerge from the Reapers. I don’t think BioWare is the type of studio to fall victim to Chekhov’s gun and make us go back to Heleus for no reason, though.
Regardless, the four new screenshots revealed online of Andromeda in action look quite impressive at high resolution. As with other titles powered by DICE and EA’s Frostbite engine, Andromeda will give players a range of graphics settings they can adjust to suit their PC hardware. Players will be able to manipulate things like Ambient Occlusion, Anti-Aliasing, Artifact Reduction, Chromatic Aberration, Color Balance, Film Grain, Filtering Quality, Lighting Quality, Mesh Quality, Post-Process Effect Quality, Resolution Scaling, Shadow Quality, Texture Quality, and Vegetation Quality.
In addition to the options outlined above, players will be able to enable Nvidia Ansel in Andromeda by installing the latest GeForce Experience software and updating their game’s Game Ready driver to the recommended level. This will allow them to take 2D, 360deg and Virtual Reality 360deg screenshots and create a time-lapse video of their gameplay. The software will also enable users to stream and broadcast their gaming sessions on Facebook Live, Twitch and YouTube, as well as record and share NVIDIA Ansel screenshots.