The Mass Effect series’ future has been up in the air ever since Electronic Arts decided to restructure Mass Effect: Andromeda developer BioWare Montreal, but now we know that we won’t be getting any additional single-player content from the series any time soon. A report from Kotaku confirms that there will be no single-player DLC for Andromeda. Instead, team members have been moved to other projects (such as a Dragon Age sequel).
Here’s what Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, who previously mentioned that plans for a sequel were shelved in May, had to say:
While reporting that news, I had been pretty sure that Mass Effect: Andromeda wouldn’t be getting single-player DLC. There are few people left at BioWare Montreal who could even work on it. But I wanted to be more confident, so over the past few weeks I’ve confirmed the news with three sources familiar with the company’s plans, all of whom spoke anonymously so as not to jeopardize their careers. Unless BioWare decides to make some sort of drastic pivot (plans can always change!), Mass Effect: Andromeda will not be getting single-player DLC.
This news isn’t surprising now, as horror story after horror story has emerged about Andromeda‘s development cycle, but it does mark a first for the series. All previous Mass Effect titles all featured single-player DLC that expanded upon the story, and explored different aspects of the game’s universe. While it’s disappointing that fans won’t be able to get any additional content from Andromeda, it makes sense that Electronic Arts wants to cut the cord on the disappointing role-playing game as soon as possible.