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An intriguing little detail emerging from the PlayStation Meeting, it turns out that Mass Effect: Andromeda's main character, Ryder, will have a brother or sister depending on whether you decide to play as a male or female protagonist. In other words, both Ryders will exist within the game.

Speaking to PlayStation Access, BioWare creative director Mac Walters spills the beans: "what a lot of people don't know - little surprise here - is that [male and female Ryder] are brother and sister, and they both exist in the game world at the same time." Walters adds: "So if you're playing as the sister Ryder, the female Ryder, then your brother's somewhere in the universe."

Delving even further down the family tree, Walters also reveals that the guy wearing N7 armour in the CG trailer from a few years ago is actually the father of the two Ryders. We're definitely sensing a plot that involves either finding your dad, or finishing what he started.

What do you make of this? Do you get enough hassle from your siblings in real life? Be a big happy family in the comments section below.