Michael Gamble from BioWare confirms Andromeda is an exploration-based game, not linear and not an open-world game as others think.
Producer Michael Gamble said: “I definitely wouldn’t call Andromeda an open-world game. We like to use the term “exploration-based game”. You still have the concept of tight story deliverance and all the great things you come to expect with Mass Effect.
“The layer on top of that is a layer of exploration. Sometimes that happens in open spaces, but not always. You can cruise around some of these planets in the Nomad, but it’s not the traditional sandbox-type game.” ended Gamble.