Bioware Announces End of Support For Mass Effect Andromeda
It looks like all the rumors and reports were correct and Bioware was actually wrapping up support for Mass Effect Andromeda after the game’s lukewarm reception and numerous issues that plagued its launch.
EA and Bioware released a statement yesterday confirming that the singleplayer for Mass Effect Andromeda will no longer be supported. Less than half a year after release, the single-player side of the game will not see anymore updates or DLCs which is surprising since EA claimed that the game was a financial success.
According to the statement released, patch 1.10 of Mass Effect Andromeda was the last one that would improve the singleplayer experience. No more updates or story content will be worked on in the future although the co-op multiplayer portion of the game will still see some updates. How long that continues remains to be seen although the studio did recently release Platinum difficulty for the co-op multiplayer.
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.
Perhaps this move was planned for quite a while which could be why update 1.09 removed the Denuvo DRM from the game to give sales one final boost before the planned support ended. The DRM, despite being used by most games these days, still remains controversial due to performance issues which results in a lot of people not buying the game until the DRM is removed.
Mass Effect Andromeda is currently available to play on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Those interested in testing out the game before buying it to see how much of it has been fixed can try out the free trial available on all platforms.