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Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Single Player Will No Longer Be Updated

As an open-ended ending to the rough timeline of Mass Effect: Andromeda, there will no longer be any more single player updates according to a blog post on the Mass Effect website.

“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,” it said in the blog post. “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.”

As mentioned earlier, Mass Effect: Andromeda had an extremely rough launch filled with numerous bugs (some of them game breaking) and issues, making the game practically unlikeable or unplayable for some players. Also, the animation sequences in the game were heavily criticized for looking outdated.

Within a week of launch, the Mass Effect team posted a statement to the official BioWare Twitter account, according to Eurogamer.

“We’ve received quite a bit of feedback, some of it positive and some of it critical. That feedback is an important part of our ongoing support of the game, and we can’t wait to share more of our immediate plans with you on Tuesday, April 4,” it said in the statement. “In the meantime, keep your feedback coming. Our team is listening, working around the clock to gather information and plan out solutions to improve and build on Mass Effect: Andromeda.”

After months dedicated to consistently updating the game, the Mass Effect team will be ending further updates to the single player mode of Mass Effect: Andromeda. The focus now will be placed on the multiplayer aspect of the game, which will be receiving more updates in the future.

“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,” it stated in the blog post. “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.”

Upon release, Mass Effect: Andromeda received mixed to positive reviews. On Metacritic, the game received a score of 71 for PlayStation 4, a score of 72 for PC, and a score of 76 for Xbox One.

One review from The Overpowered Noobs gave the game a score of 70.

“Andromeda is robust and delivers effectively on the key elements it advertises, and then goes above and beyond regarding play style tailoring and experienceable customization. That said, the characters look more at home in the Sims 3 era, and the dialogue fails to be more than lackluster – cringe-worthy at times. Nevertheless, while Mass Effect: Andromeda proves a quality example of its genres, diehard fans of the Mass Effect universe and its original story should wait until BioWare patches the technical bugs, and the price point lowers,” it said in the review. The full review for Mass Effect: Andromeda from The Overpowered Noobs can be found here.

Despite no longer updating the single player in Mass Effect: Andromeda, new BioWare general manager Casey Hudson told a fan on Twitter that he isn’t giving up on Mass Effect altogether, and thanks fans for supporting the team.

Featured image via Flickr/BagoGames.

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