BioWare's Fernando Melo tweeted that multiplayer and singleplayer in the upcoming game will be connected
Missions will act as a link between singleplayer and multiplayer and playing either mode will result in rewards, so the time spent away from the story mode will not be for nothing. Fernando Melo briefly explained in his tweet:
On the 5th day of MP-mas, the MP dev team gave to you: a new feature in MEA - Missions. Your link between MP/SP. Play & get rewards in both. pic.twitter.com/rBRWxNRHjZ— Fernando Melo (@DiscoBabaloo) March 6, 2017
Strike Teams will also be available from both single and multiplayer:
On the 6th day of MP-mas, the MP dev team gave to you: Strike Teams. Don't want to play Missions in MP? Send STs out from either SP or MP. pic.twitter.com/s0LlO6pNLk— Fernando Melo (@DiscoBabaloo) March 7, 2017
Mass Effect's trend of releasing the extra multiplayer maps for free will continue in Andromeda. In fact, all players will have access to the new maps, characters and other important content as they are released in DLC form. Loot boxes will remain available for purchase in Andromeda's multiplayer as well.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is set to release for Xbox One, PS4 and PC on 21 March. EA Access members will be able to play the game early - from 16 March.