Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t offer a virtual reality add-on
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Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t offer a virtual reality add-on


Just because Star Wars: Battlefront did it means everyone has to.

BioWare’s Michael Gamble, Producer on Mass Effect: Andromeda, told Stevivor that a virtual reality add-on isn’t planned for the game.

This year, titles like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Star Wars: Battlefront added free VR experiences to those with compatible headsets — Jackal Assault and Rogue One: X-Wing Mission respectively —  but Andromeda won’t continue the trend.

“It would be cool,” Gamble admitted. “All I would say is that we would never want to quote, unquote ‘port’ a Mass Effect game to VR. We would want to create a custom experience, if we were to ever do it.”

Stressing that “there’s no plans right now to do” a Mass Effect virtual reality affair, Gamble said that, “if we were to do it, we would want to do a very custom-created experience.”

Gamble also admitted that the idea of an add-on using Andromeda‘s hero ship, the Tempest, “is a really cool one.”

Mass Effect: Andromeda heads to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 next year.

Steve Wright

Steve Wright

Steve Wright, aka Stevivor: A Canadian-Australian gay gaming geek, freelance journalist, owner of this very site, ice hockey player and fan. Husband to Matt and cat dad to Wally.