It appears BioWare has very little love for its trouble child in the family, Mass Effect: Andromeda. Rumours started circulating early last week via a Facebook post which quickly went viral that BioWare had cancelled all downloadable content for the struggling game. Whilst the post itself turned out to be a hoax, sadly it was confirmed late last week that BioWare will not be providing singleplayer DLC for the game thus crushing the hopes and dreams of many dedicated Mass Effect fans. This will be the first ever Mass Effect to not have DLC and is just another blow to those who have been dedicated enough to look past the games earlier faults and flaws and see the gem underneath.
As sad as this news is to myself and many other fans, it’s hardly surprising after BioWare’s decision earlier this year to announced that they would be taking a brake from the Mass Effect franchise, with no sequel for Mass Effect: Andromeda currently planned. With all this bad news in the galaxy there is still a beacon lit for those who tread in the Mass Effect Andromeda multiplayer arena. BioWare are continuing to update and patch not only the main game but the multiplayer (for now) and there has even recently been the addition of new maps and APEX missions.
If the last piece of news left you crabbier than a Krogan then you’re in luck, because our next piece of news will have you singing like a Bard!
Its been awhile since the last Dragon Age game and that’s likely due to the BioWare teams being busy with Mass Effect: Andromeda and Anthem the last few years. However, the last couple of months have been abuzz with news of this much loved franchise. Back in late May we reported the confirmation by Alexis Kennedy of a new Dragon Age game in the works. Well hold onto your staffs Mages because it’s been confirmed once again, this time by series director Mike Laidlaw. Laidlaw was recently on The 1099 Podcast where he talked about the development of a new Dragon Age. Keeping very tight lipped about the project, Kennedy simply stated that the company is now hiring a lot of people and saying that “Something is happening with Dragon Age… As I’ve jokingly said, I am the creative director for the Dragon Age franchise and they haven’t fired me yet.”
As a fan of both of these franchises it’s been an emotional roller coaster the last couple of months. I can only hope BioWare have learnt from their mistakes with Mass Effect: Andromeda and don’t take them into the new Dragon Age.