Bioware not planning DLC or updates for Mass Effect Andromeda’s single player mode

Bioware confirmed today that they are abandoning Mass Effect Andromeda’s single player mode and will have no more updates or DLC for it.

They will continue to work on the game’s multiplayer though, with update and DLC. The studio said this about their decision:

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.

Mass Effect Andromeda debuted this past March with lukewarm reviews and massive backlash over its poor story, subpar animations and overall lack of quality. It turns out there was a great deal of turmoil behind the scenes as it was being developed at three separate Bioware studios over the past four years, so a lot of its issues stem from that.

So if you were holding off on giving Andromeda a try because you wanted to see how much more its single player would get updated, you don’t have to wait any longer. It is what it is, for better or worse.