Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t get any new single-player content

Posted on August 20, 2017

Bioware has officially confirmed via this announcement that the last update, 1.10, is the final update for Mass Effect: Andromeda. They have stated there are no planned or future patches coming to the single-player of the game, or any in-game story content.

This means Mass Effect: Andromeda will be the first game in the series that will not receive continued, post release, single-player content. This is an unusual move. Generally when it comes to cornerstone franchises developers attempt to sell additional content in the months post release. However in this case, it would appear Bioware is washing its hands of the title and moving on a mere 5 months post release.

That said, in the announcement they do acknowledge further support for multiplayer and will detail upcoming content in the coming weeks. This is stated to include multiplayer missions, character kits and also details around N-7 day.

Mass Effect : Andromeda was highly anticipated pre launch however it’s post release reception ranged from mixed to negative. Key criticisms focussed on the quality of character animation and lack of depth regarding romance storylines. Although Bioware attempted to remedy these with post release patches, in many ways the horse had already bolted.

Additionally there were stories regarding the troubled development of Mass Effect: Andromeda and then the news that Bioware Montreal is to be merged with EA’s Motive Studios. With Bioware also reported to be taking a break from the series to focus on their new IP (Anthem anyone?), it may be some time before we see another entry in the Mass Effect series.