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EA dismisses Mass Effect DLC cancellation rumours


Yesterday, a widely shared Facebook post claimed that BioWare had cancelled Mass Effect: Andromeda's downloadable content.

There isn't any sort of official confirmation that the single-player content previously planned has been canceled just yet, but as Kotaku notes it is unusual that the company has not responded to requests for comment, nor have reps gotten back to Twinfinite for clarification either. The Mass Effect game series is one of the best-loved in the entire gaming world, so it was understandable when its hardcore fans rebuked Andromeda for its mediocre graphics, poor choice of characters and overall boring and confusing missions.

The disappointment with Mass Effect: Andromeda and publisher EA putting the franchise on hiatus may not be good news for fans.

In April, as we reported, BioWare scaled down its Montreal studio, whose staff had developed Mass Effect: Andromeda with help from BioWare's other studios in Edmonton and Austin.

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Developer BioWare has been forced to dismiss rumours of a cancellation of Mass Effect: Andromeda's DLC.

Only a small team in BioWare Montreal remains to work on the multiplayer mode and patch support for Mass Effect: Andromeda, but most employees have been transferred to other projects such as Star Wars Battlefront II, the next Dragon Age, and Anthem. Despite Andromeda perhaps not living up to expectations, it's a bit saddening to see the series potentially end on a down note. 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 jeopardise their careers. Of course, Bioware could still change its mind or make new plans.

The future for Mass Effect, however, looks dismal.

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