The highly anticipated role-playing action-adventure game Mass Effect: Andromeda will release without any Season Pass, revealed BioWare over the weekend.
Responding on Twitter, general manager Aaryn Flynn simply denied any plans of a Season Pass for the game. However, he didn’t go into details and promised more information in the coming weeks.
@nazihfares Just heard that we will not support Arabic at launch. However, we can look into it as a future patch
— Aaryn Flynn (@AarynFlynn) January 7, 2017
We’ve been left with many questions regarding future content for the game. Does this mean that BioWare intends to release story-related expansion packs for free? Ubisoft, with its new take on DLC, has promised to not lock story-related content behind a pay-wall for its future games. Perhaps Electronic Arts has taken a page from the Rainbow Six Siege developer’s book.
It’s also possible that BioWare is going with a microtransaction model for its multiplayer module. If that’s the case, majority of items will be available through in-game currency but players will have the option of paying real-world money beforehand to instantly unlock the items for use.
Electronic Arts has recently shown great interest in releasing core games without a Season Pass. Titanfall 2 is similar in that regard, leaving us to speculate whether Mass Effect: Andromeda will copy the same model.
Earlier today, the official Australian branch of Microsoft store listed the pre-order bonuses for Mass Effect: Andromeda. The game comes in three different versions on Xbox One: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition, Super Deluxe Edition.
Those interested in securing an early copy on Xbox One should check out the offerings here to ascertain which version to go for. The pre-order bonuses basically range from armor to multiplayer booster packs.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is set for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 21 in North America and March 23 in Europe.