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Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer Beta Cancelled

A blog post from BioWare describes live multiplayer sessions for Mass Effect Andromeda at GDC and PAX East, but also announces the planned multiplayer beta is not longer happening (thanks PC Gamer). Here's word:

Join us at the BioWare Base (room 2AB) and be one of the first to join APEX and defend our new home in Andromeda. Featuring different character kits each day, this is your chance to try out Mass Effect’s fast-paced cooperative multiplayer on PC.

We’ll be running 12 NVidia PCs from 10am-10pm, giving you plenty of time to join the fight. You can also visit Microsoft on the show floor (booth #13019) for your chance to play on Xbox One.

While we will have live multiplayer at PAX East, there will no longer be a multiplayer tech test for players at home. Thank you to everyone who signed up. We look forward to seeing you in Andromeda.

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7. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer Beta Cancelled Mar 2, 2017, 13:29 jacobvandy
 
'Canceled' doesn't look right to me. Noah Webster was a jackass.  
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6. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer Beta Cancelled Mar 2, 2017, 12:55 ForgedReality
 
Blue spells 'canceled' like a Brit.  
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5. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer Beta Cancelled Mar 2, 2017, 10:43 CJ_Parker
 
It's probably just buggy and laggy as fuck as usual for EA multiplayer titles. If they were afraid of bad publicity due to banal content then they would probably rather cancel the sp demo, right?
Nah. They are probably just afraid that their servers won't manage the onslaught of a million fanbois and their glorious game launch will be drowned out in a million "waaaaahhhhh mommeheeeehhhh" cries.
 
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4. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer Beta Cancelled Mar 2, 2017, 10:36 Creston
 
So have you fixed all the issues with ME3's multiplayer then, Bioware? Can we finally play a MP match as a Vanguard, and not Charge out of the level? Can we finally not see people with infinite missiles?

If any of that shit pops up, everyone will be more than happy to yell at you for having cancelled your beta.
 
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3. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer Beta Cancelled Mar 2, 2017, 10:23 Agent-Zero
 
Cpmartins wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 10:05:
I'm pretty sure the Single Player demo is still scheduled, and that would be far more of a security concern that some MP demo who's tied to a server anyways. So, 1) maybe? But if they're worried about that, the SP demo would also get the axe.

not if MP is an afterthought that suddenly seems woefully inadequate compared to SP
 
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2. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer Beta Cancelled Mar 2, 2017, 10:05 Cpmartins
 
I'm pretty sure the Single Player demo is still scheduled, and that would be far more of a security concern that some MP demo who's tied to a server anyways. So, 1) maybe? But if they're worried about that, the SP demo would also get the axe.  
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1. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer Beta Cancelled Mar 2, 2017, 09:34 mellis
 
Two possible reasons:

1) Bad publicity about the banal gameplay in advance of the release; or (more likely I think)

2) Resident Evil: Biohazard got it's shiny Denuvo protection removed in record time as a result of releasing a demo in advance. EA - who are also using Denuvo - are afraid the same will happen here to their (predominately single player) game if an unprotected demo executable is somehow reverse engineered.
 
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