With just five months after its release BioWare has announced that Mass Effect: Andromeda has seen its final update and will not be getting any updates in the future at least for the single-player or story mode.
What was initially just speculation was confirmed by BioWare stating, “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.”
Everyone who was anticipating an update for the story mode has been left bitterly disappointed. Mass Effect: Andromeda is the type of game you would usually expect post-release DLCs from especially taking into consideration that it is published by Electronic Arts (EA).
Things haven’t exactly turned out as planned for BioWare as Mass Effect: Andromeda was a critical disappointment following its launch. The game had several bugs and issues that required a lot of patches and fixes overtime. So, it would appear that BioWare wants nothing to do with it anymore as far as the story mode or single player mode is concerned.
However, some updates are planned for the multiplayer mode. In the update note, it reads: “There are no planned future patches for single-player or in-game story content,” instead “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,”
So, all in all Mass Effect: Andromeda’s single story mode has reached its conclusion. Can we say the same for the entire series? not exactly as BioWare in their statement said: “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.”
This is another controversial situation for EA, the parent company, who is already notorious for killing off or ruining many popular franchises. Many fans are of the opinion that Bioware was put under needless pressure by the company to meet deadlines and include ambitious features in the game. Which in turn led to the unpolished state it eventually released in.
Regardless of that it is still a disappointing ending for a big game with technical issues. The fate of the Mass:Effect game is now in limbo.
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