Yesterday we got a lot of new details regarding BioWare’s Mass Effect Andromeda, though there’s still more information regarding specifics in the story that we’re still waiting for. However, thanks to the Mass Effect website we’re able to piece together where this new adventure initially kicks off.
While we know that the game itself will take place 600 years after the events of Mass Effect 2, the game itself actually starts in 2185 CE. That year is the year when the Andromeda Initiative launched, which is the same year that Commander Shepard is resurrected. This seems to suggest that the events of Mass Effect 3 were not experienced by the new game’s cast of characters, which could lead to some interesting plot points.
Of course, the game itself does not actually commence until 2785 CE, as the crew was in Cryo Stasis for 600 years in order to find a new galaxy to settle in. While we still don’t have the specifics, Andromeda will definitely be taking place in a time and galaxy that is far removed from the original trilogy.
Mass Effect Andromeda will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in Spring 2017.