Mass Effect: Andromeda Won’t Have A Season Pass
(Last Updated On: January 8, 2017)

Electronic Arts and BioWare are doing things slightly different with Mass Effect: Andromeda: The upcoming sci-fi space opera will not launch with a season pass.

DualShockers spotted the news from a tweet made by BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn, who responded to a fan asking about the season pass for Mass Effect: Andromeda. Flynn responded by saying that there wouldn’t be one.

Further into the thread he also mentions that this doesn’t completely rule out DLC, but they’ll discuss the specifics about the DLC at a later date.

This wouldn’t be surprising if they announced that there would be multiplayer DLC, but the single-player would just be one standalone adventure. I think that would probably be for the best.

Mass Effect 3 had plenty of multiplayer DLC and the day-one DLC, but only had sparse offerings in terms of the single-player campaign. They might look to repeat that approach with Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Some gamers are hoping for DLC equivalent to Mass Effect 2, which seamlessly tied into the main campaign. Others are hoping that EA and BioWare mimic what Respawn and Blizzard have done with their multiplayer games, offering free maps and characters but having microtransactions elsewhere. The Coalition also did a similar thing with Gears of War 4, following in the footsteps of 343 Industries’ approach to Halo 5 DLC.

We’ll likely get details about the DLC roadmap closer to launch, when the game arrives on store shelves and digital distribution outlets on March 21st, 2017 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. DualShockers also mentioned that those with EA Access would also gain early access to Mass Effect: Andromeda before everyone else.

Some gamers are withholding pre-ordering or purchasing Mass Effect: Andromeda due to the blatant racism exhibited by one of the game designers who said that the studio supported his public-facing comments about a certain race.

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  • Ebalosus

    I think it has less to do with DLC-ifying the game, and more to do with the fact that EA doesn’t have much faith in it selling well.

  • They know their won’t be any DLC as this will most likely be Bioware’s last game. Good riddance.

  • Sevuz

    Yeah I am gonna stay clear of this game until a year after to see how many DLC BS stuns they are gonna pull + to see how much of their “fancy” political idea they might shove in.

  • Ghost

    I’m still holding the line from 2012.

  • mikebrand83

    My suspicion:
    The real reason is because they plan to keep milking players with as many DLCs as possible, for as long as they think they can get away with.

    Allowing players to get everything with a single “Season Pass” at the start would get in the way of that, and likewise they want to preemptively side-step the potential scandal of a “Season Pass” that only gives a fraction of the DLCs they’re planning to release.

    • Ah, so you think they’re gonna pull a Gearbox? Have so much DLC that a single season pass can’t contain it all?

      • Gorgon

        Why contain it? S’cool.

      • mikebrand83

        Wasn’t familiar with Gearbox’s situation, since I never got into the Borderlands series.

        But yeah, that looks along the lines of what I was thinking of in terms of “preemptively side-step the potential scandal”, for what I suspect is true reason for why ME:A won’t have a season pass.

      • durka durka

        Why pull a gearbox when they can pull a mass effect 2 and 3?