Mass Effect: Andromeda will rely on p2p for its multiplayer mode.
BioWare has confirmed that Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s multiplayer co-op mode will use peer-to-peer to connect players together, rather than dedicated servers.
The news was shared by game producer Fernando Melo on Twitter, alongside a shot of the character selection screen, which you can see above.
@oliverhadjilary it is P2P
— Fernando Melo (@DiscoBabaloo) March 3, 2017
This follows the announcement from earlier this week that the game’s multiplayer beta has been cancelled. Instead, the studio is bringing a playable multiplayer build to PAX.
The choice of peer-to-peer is not totally surprising. After all, Mass Effect 3 used this tech, and with the mode having more emphasis on PvE, a good p2p solution can work well.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is out March 21 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.