Sunday, 19 November 2017
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Bioware slams the door on any more Mass Effect: Andromeda single-player content


Enlarge / Pretend that planet is Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s single-player DLC, then look at it wistfully, turn around, and walk away.

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Anybody who hoped the troubled Bioware game Mass Effect: Andromeda would get some more single-player content should probably sit down. The game developer chose to deliver bad news to fans on Saturday evening via its official blog, confirming that it would not create any more “single-player or in-game story content” for the game.

If you’re anxious to see the game’s loose plot threads receive any resolution, you’ll have to turn to other means. The game’s existing 1.1 patch, which went live nearly three weeks ago, marked the end of any single-player changes, updates, or patches. Multiplayer modes will receive more “story-based APEX missions,” Bioware says, and other stories, including those of the fate of the quarian ark, will be shuffled into “our upcoming comics and novels.”

This confirms a DLC cancellation rumor dug up by Kotaku back in June. According to Kotaku’s sources, EA had already bailed on plans for either add-on DLC or a full-fledged Andromeda 2 sequel after the game’s lukewarm critical and commercial performance.

Saturday’s news follows multiple reports of tumult within Bioware, including a creative director swap and allegations that the Andromeda design team in Montreal was reshuffled shortly after the game’s launch. While those reports made the idea of continued Andromeda campaign support seem unlikely, Bioware fans still held out hope, if only because of the company’s reputation for game-redeeming single-player DLC. Instead, they’ll have to transfer those hopes to the company’s new multiplayer-focused series Anthem.



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