Unlike previous releases in the epic franchise, Aaryn Flynn, General Manager at Bioware, has confirmed Mass Effect: Andromeda will not receive a Season Pass.
That’s not to say there won’t be any DLC for the game at a later stage, but it appears that if there is, it will be sold seperately.
Mass Effect has enjoyed some of the best DLC of any game, with classics such as Lair of the Shadow Broker for Mass Effect 2 and Arrival, as well as Citadel.
Mass Effect has also offered individual character packs as DLC, offering additional party members as well as exclusive missions such as Zaaed.
This is not the first time a recent major EA game has chosen not to include a Season Pass. Titanfall 2 is even offering all of its DLC for free. It certainly seems like EA are looking at new strategies for additional content.
It will be interesting to see what route Bioware and EA take with the latest installment – for now they’re being tight-lipped – but one thing we do know for sure is that it won’t have a Season Pass.
— Aaryn Flynn (@AarynFlynn) January 7, 2017
When asked about the possibility of story or multiplayer DLC, the reply was ‘We’ll talk more about that later :)’
Another thing we also know for sure is that if you have EA Access, you’ll get to play Andromeda early for a limited time. While playtime hasn’t been confirmed yet, other titles – including Dragon Age: Inquisition – offered players up to 6 hours of gameplay.
@sedaspade Yes, EA Access members get to play Mass Effect: Andromeda early for a limited time.
— Mass Effect (@masseffect) January 7, 2017
It has now been confirmed that Mass Effect: Andromeda will launch in just two months on March 21 for Xbox One, PC and Playstation 4. Check out the latest CES trailer here to get your tastebuds going.