It’s a sad day for gamers who enjoyed BioWare’s Mass Effect: Andromeda as the developers recently confirmed that no more single-player updates will come.
In a blog post from BioWare, the studio announced that update version 1.10 “was the final update for Mass Effect: Andromeda” in terms of single-player content. However, the multiplayer aspect will still receive support for new content such as missions and character kits.
BioWare’s announcement isn’t surprising as the Mass Effect series was reportedly put “on ice” because Andromeda was considered a disappointment by publisher EA. Additionally, members of BioWare Montreal (the team responsible for Andromeda) was fully absorbed by EA Motive.
Since the game’s launch, BioWare has continually deployed content updates to improve the game. The team tweaked animations, revamped some cutscenes, added more romance options, improved the character customization, and more. However, it doesn’t seem like the team’s efforts were enough to change the game’s reputation.
When Mass Effect: Andromeda’s early access trial released back in March, the game was criticized by fans due to its jarring, meme-worthy animations. It also received lukewarm reviews from critics. Nonetheless, fans were keen on seeing DLCs for the game as there were plenty of loose ends in Mass Effect: Andromeda’s ending.
Mass Effect: Andromeda was originally envisioned to be a much bigger game. In a previous report from Kotaku, BioWare Montreal was inspired by No Man’s Sky and worked for years on implementing procedurally generated worlds. However, the studio decided to scrap the core feature late in the development cycle due to technical difficulties and lack of resources.
For now, it’s unknown if we will see a new game in the series. At present, the developers of the original Mass Effect trilogy is working on Anthem.