Mass Effect: Andromeda will not have a season pass for its DLC.
The news came via Twitter thanks to Bioware General Manager Aaryn Flynn, who gave the curt yet telling response on Twitter when asked if there would be a season pass for the highly anticipated upcoming action-RPG Mass Effect: Andromeda. “Nope“, he replied.
When asked if the DLC would be free, only extend to multiplayer or other such options, Flynn simply said “We’ll talk more about that later,” which assumes there is definitely more DLC news on the way.
This is quite big news but, considering the game is published by EA and we have seen similar treatment of DLC towards the end of the year with titles like Titanfall 2 – who’s post game DLC will be entirely free, forgoing the need for a season pass – it may actually be good news for the consumer.
The recent trend of going back on old DLC marketing habits seems to be changing the scene quite rapidly as we head into the new year (except Activision, who are actually getting worse), so this may point to an exciting DLC-plan for Mass Effect: Andromeda when it launches on 23 March on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
It has been confirmed, once again via Twitter, that EA Access and Origin Access members on Xbox One and PC will be able to play the title before launch, but this is pretty much par for the course at this stage.
It looks like EA are changing some of its habits for the better, so it will be interesting to see how it DLC will be approached with possibly the biggest launch EAwill see in 2017. Expect more news in the near future.