BioWare, the team behind the Mass Effect series and this year's Mass Effect: Andromeda, has just announced that Andromeda will be receiving no further updates. Those looking forward to any future single-player downloadable content expanding on the Andromeda galaxy and the Pathfinder's story will unfortunately have their hopes go unfulfilled. Rumors had been floating around since June, but today the company has officially confirmed the rumors.
In a blog post on the Mass Effect website, the Mass Effect: Andromeda team posted:
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.
The Mass Effect Andromeda Team
It's an unfortunate result for fans of the beloved sci-fi franchise. Mass Effect: Andromeda was highly anticipated, but fell short of expectations due to problems that arose from a reportedly highly troubled development cycle. We reviewed the game and while it was enjoyable enough to feel like a worthy entry in the series, it had significant technical flaws that held it back. Nonetheless, it is definitely upsetting to see that our ride into the Andromeda galaxy has turned out to be such a short one after all the anticipation.
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