Bioware cancels all single-player DLC for Mass Effect: Andromeda

In a stunning move by EA and Bioware, they have announced that there will no longer be any patches or DLC for the single-player campaign of Mass Effect: Andromeda. As a fan of the game and franchise, it’s more than a bit disheartening to hear this news. For me, as a person that has played and invested 80 hours in completing the game, I feel like I’m being shortchanged. Despite the game getting mediocre reviews overall, we really enjoyed Andromeda.

Here’s the official statement from Bioware:

“Since the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, we’ve worked hard to address feedback from our community. From improving animations to expanding customization options, we looked to respond to your concerns, and build on what you loved. With each patch, you let us know we were heading in the right direction, and we’re grateful to everyone who joined us on this journey. We’re proud of what we created, and we hope you enjoyed it as well.

Early in development, we decided to focus Mass Effect: Andromeda’s story on the Pathfinder, the exploration of the Andromeda galaxy, and the conflict with the Archon. The game was designed to further expand on the Pathfinder’s journey through this new galaxy with story-based APEX multiplayer missions and we will continue to tell stories in the Andromeda Galaxy through our upcoming comics and novels, including the fate of the quarian ark.

Our last update, 1.10, was the final update for Mass Effect: Andromeda. There are no planned future patches for single-player or in-game story content.In the coming weeks, our multiplayer team will provide details of their ongoing support and upcoming content, including new multiplayer missions, character kits, and what’s in store for N7 Day.We appreciate all the millions of people who came with us to the Andromeda galaxy. We hope to see you again in the Mass Effect universe.”

Whatever happened behind the scenes at Bioware Montreal, it must have been huge. Not only is there no DLC, but at the current moment, there are no plans for more titles in the Mass Effect franchise either. This is unfortunate, as it’s been one of my favorite series ever since it first came out. I really hope they get it together eventually and decide to develop a new game. Until then, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

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    This is REALLY unfortunate but it seems as though this is BioWare’s way of operating recently – they listen to the screaming children online who are never satisfied with ANYTHING they do and then base certain decisions off of that. That’s why we never got the Exalted March DLC for Dragon Age 2 that was supposed to tell a chunk of the story concerning the war between the mages and the templars – leading into DA3.

    Andromeda had it’s issues but overall it was a pretty solid game. In fact, I’d say the only downsides to it for me were the limited options to the character customization process, those random non-quest marker busy-missions, and the occasional bugs regarding quests or the quest log.

    It’s SUPER scary to hear that there are no plans for more Mass Effect games in general. That’s NOT ok!