As far as AAA games go, it’s a rare occurrence for one not to have one. Which is unfortunate really because I think I can probably count the number of great season passes on one hand. Mass Effect Andromeda is bucking this trend however, with BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn confirming there will be no expansion pass whatsoever.
Now, that doesn’t mean there’s going to be no DLC whatsoever. Flynn has said BioWare will be ready to “talk more about that later”. Based on this we’re hopeful BioWare is going down the large scale expansion route, possibly in a similar manner to Dragon Age: Origins.
Of course long-time BioWare fans won’t be surprised by this development. At this point no BioWare game in history has ever had a season pass. This suits us down to the ground and also puts a bit more faith in BioWare creating quality post-launch content for Mass Effect Andromeda. If it’s not any good, no one’s going to buy it, simple as.
Given BioWare’s history of DLC, which is a bit of a mixed bag to say the least, what are your expectations from Mass Effect 4’s expansions? Do you think we’ll get something on a larger scale? Or will we get smaller bits and bobs to flesh out the overall experience? Let us know what you think!
Early today we were also told exactly when we can begin pre-loading Mass Effect Andromeda ahead of its March 21st launch.