New reports indicate that Mass Effect Andromeda will tell the story of colonization – and you’re space Hernan Cortes.
This information was originally found on an EA survey, but has been independently confirmed by our source for its accuracy. Much of what has been revealed earlier for the game fits in with this report as well. We knew from before that Andromeda was to be set in the new Andromeda Galaxy, and that gameplay would be built around a land rover. It has a significantly changed leveling system, and that it has a very human story. The game starts strong with a lot of action, and that change in galaxy also means a new set of characters.
This is the main description for Mass Effect Andromeda:
Mass Effect: Andromeda takes players to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way, where players will lead the fight for a new home in hostile territory—where WE are the aliens—opposed by a deadly indigenous race bent on stopping us.
Experience the freedom to traverse and explore a planet-dense but seamless open-world galaxy, rich with discovery. Play as the leader of a squad of military-trained explorers in an intense third-person shooter, with deep progression and customization systems.
This is the story of humanity’s next chapter, and player choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival in the Andromeda Galaxy.
There is also this description of a potential future Mass Effect which may tie into Mass Effect Andromeda:
There is a major battle brewing, and it awaits you. It is unfolding across a galaxy of planets, with creatures and species entirely unknown. Draw your weapon, because the fighter is bigger than you thought. It’s not just for your own life, it’s for all of humanity – the ultimate battle for a place we can all call home.