BioWare’s Aaryn Flynn confirms that Mass Effect: Andromeda will not have a season pass

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In yet more Mass Effect: Andromeda news filtering out over the past few days, BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn has confirmed that the game will not have a season pass, causing many to breathe a sigh of relief.

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Answering fan questions on Twitter, Flynn responded to the query with a flat out “Nope”, but did not rule out the possibility of story DLC later down the line, simply stating that they’ll reveal their plans in the near future. Let’s hope BioWare have learned their lesson after the Mass Effect 3 ending DLC debacle and have a good grasp on any potential story DLC to come post-launch.

EA seem to have weaned itself off its season pass obsession, as Mass Effect: Andromeda marks the second triple A title after Titanfall 2 which has lacked a season pass. The overwhelming negative response to previous season passes like the one present with Star Wars Battlefront must have finally caused EA to kick the habit.

If you want early access to Mass Effect: Andromeda, producer Michael Gamble has confirmed that a portion of the game will be playable early for members of Origin Access. I imagine this early slice will be similar to EA’s other early access initiatives, where players get a maximum of ten hours with the game before locking out until Mass Effect: Andromeda's March 21 launch.

Thanks, PC Gamer.

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10 Months ago

I guess they finally realized that when they say "season pass", we hear "wait for the goty edition."

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10 Months ago

Am I the only person that can hear the faint, distant, yet unmistakable sound of an alarm bell. There is no way that a corporate monster like EA will give up on wringing every last coin they can from those who play their games. Mark my words, the lack of a season pass will only mean some other disingenuous monetizing scheme, followed by some fuzzy statement about how it lets the consumer 'play the game they want.' Cynical, I know, but leopards seldom change their spots... they just stop calling them spots from time to time.

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10 Months ago

This was my thought as well. No season pass? Well, that's because we allow our customers to purchase MULTIPLE passes with the different gradients of content they want!

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10 Months ago

Season pass no, DLC no doubt

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10 Months ago

I think it was already confirmed that multiplayer at least has microtransactions.

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