Like all those who graciously subscribed to EA Access, Gamersyde has finally been able to play Mass Effect: Andromeda on PC with ultra settings. Even with our GTX 1080 and a 1080p resolution, we have witnessed frame drops during cutscenes (which is all the more surprising as they aren't the least impressive visually), but gameplay sequences seem smooth overall. Pushing the resolution to 1440p results in occasional framerate issues during gameplay. Aside from all the technical issues Gaf members have been making fun of in the past few days, this new episode seems engaging enough to make us want to keep playing. There is nothing mind-blowing about the beginning, as you'll see, and firearms still lack the necessary feedback to be really fun to use, but there is still something appealing in the discovery of strange new worlds, at least for us. If you're curious, join us tonight at 9:00 CET for a new (short) livestream.
@GriftGFX: the doom and gloom is for the gamer today. (7 Hours ago)
@droezelke: I stopped mid way through the season 2! (13 Hours ago)
I'm already not playing Battlefield because I'm not crazy with what DICE is doing with it. They've got a lot of work to do. (14 Hours ago)
EA is far from out of the woods, but I don't think this is the steep downhill incline you imagine for the industry. I'm not buying the doom and gloom. (14 Hours ago)
If they can develop revenue streams that don't negatively impact the user experience.. most will try. (14 Hours ago)
And while publishers may want to pursue service models, there are relatively good ways of handling that. Add to this the fact that most developers don't really want to ruin their games. (14 Hours ago)
EA is already dropping the ball all over the place. But people are reacting to it, more than ever. (14 Hours ago)