No More Single Player Support for Mass Effect: Andromeda

By: Devin Sidhu | August 21st, 2017

BioWare recently issued a statement regarding their most recent title Mass Effect: Andromeda. The statement reads

“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… 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.”

BioWare will essentially no longer be supporting the single-player portion of their most recent entry into the Mass Effect franchise. If any new glitches are to come up, players will be stuck having to deal with them. Single-player DLC expansions, which were wildly popular for both Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 will not be coming. That said, BioWare did state that other methods and media will be used to tie up some of the story’s loose ends such as Mass Effect comics and novels.

Most notable of these is the fate of the Quarian Ark, which BioWare officially confirmed would be resolved through means other than gameplay. While this no doubt comes as a disappointment to fans, at least the story won’t be stuck in purgatory. BioWare added that some story significance will continue to be carried by the multiplayer APEX missions. The 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” in the next few weeks.

Mass Effect: Andromeda was panned by both fans and critics alike for its less than ideal launch. Since then, the game’s developer, BioWare Montreal has recently merged with Motive Studios.

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Source: Bioware