Little is known about Mass Effect: Andromeda’s multiplayer but it looks like there will be news of a beta test soon.
Said to be a limited test, lead designer Ian Frazer hot Twitter to mention that there should be more news on the beta test this month.
@FatherOfPearl1 Odds are good.
— Ian S. Frazier (@tibermoon) January 9, 2017
In related news, Kotaku Australia has said that the multiplayer feeds into a “deeper meta-story” and switching between single player and multiplayer will be “seemless” but wasn’t “instantaneous”. Bioware producer Mike Gamble explained:
“There’s a system that we use called the Strike Team system, and fundamentally it allows you to go between singleplayer and multiplayer within the game,” he explained. “And it’s packaged around a meta-story of what’s going on in Helios.
“I can tell you that there’s a loading screen – it’s not entirely seamless – but it won’t require you to stop your game and restart in a different mode. Because narratively it’s all connected, it makes a lot of sense.”
Hopefully more details will be fleshed out later this month.