A couple of months ago it was rumoured that BioWare’s employees had mostly moved on to new projects, leaving few hands free to work on Mass Effect Andromeda’s post-launch TLC. BioWare kept their lips sealed and didn’t comment, but now they have spoken. And Andromeda fans it is not good news. The reality is that the latest update, 1.10, will be the last patch released for its single player content. No more updates, no more changes, no DLC.
The released statement also says that information regarding the co-op gameplay will be made public in the next few months by the studio’s multi-player team. Whether it is also at risk of reduced attention is yet to be seen. We doubt it but you never know.
The official statement is as follows:
Since the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, we’ve worked hard to address feedback from our community. From improving animations to expanding customization options, we looked to respond to your concerns, and build on what you loved.
With each patch, you let us know we were heading in the right direction, and we’re grateful to everyone who joined us on this journey. We’re proud of what we created, and we hope you enjoyed it as well.
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.
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.
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.
We appreciate all the millions of people who came with us to the Andromeda galaxy. We hope to see you again in the Mass Effect universe.
Could it be that the budget was spent on patching the less-then-perfect launch experience?
Does this news make you boil over like a volcano on Mars?