'Mass Effect: Andromeda' news, updates: Some alien races from the first 'Mass Effect' trilogy will not appear in the next installment

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A lot of fans already know that BioWare's upcoming highly anticipated game "Mass Effect: Andromeda" is going to be a whole new story on its own and that it will probably be different from the narrative of the first three "Mass Effect" titles.

It seems like this is going to be the case in most aspects, especially with the races that were introduced in the first trilogy.

According to Game Informer, fans of the franchise shouldn't expect to see the races that were featured in the first three installments in "Mass Effect: Andromeda." BioWare's creative director Mac Walters said, "We've designed the IP in such a way that they can all show up. For hopefully obvious reasons, they're not all going to show up in the first game."

Judging by Walters' comments, it seems like there will be more installments in the "Andromeda" series for "Mass Effect," which is quite peculiar, to say the least. The reason being is that BioWare has already explicitly stated in the past that the upcoming game is not going to be the start of a new trilogy, GameSpot reported earlier this month.

However, there is a possibility that what Walters meant with his statement was that the next "Mass Effect" franchise installment will probably occur outside the "Andromeda" narrative.

Meanwhile, game producer Mike Gamble has recently confirmed that "Mass Effect: Andromeda" will have massive planets for players to explore, with some of them much bigger than what fans might expect.

"This is the biggest we've ever gone, in terms of the number of pieces of content," he said in an interview with Game Informer.

Gamble continued, "Although we have a lot of different areas to go to, we want to make it so whenever you go to those areas, you remember them."

There is no official word yet on the official release date for "Mass Effect: Andromeda," but some fans believe that the game could come out on March 21, 2017.

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