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No Season Pass for Mass Effect: Andromeda

In a departure from their typical approach to post-launch downloadable content, it seems like there won’t be a season pass for Mass Effect: Andromeda.

The news comes via BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn, who responded to a fan asking whether or not a season pass was planned, on Twitter.

Flynn simply replied: “Nope.” When fans naturally asked if he could elaborate, and what kind of DLC was planned, he said: “We’ll talk more about that later.”

It’s worth mentioning that EA’s Titanfall 2 doesn’t have a season pass as well – perhaps this is a sign the times are changing?

Mass Effect: Andromeda will launch across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 21st in North America and March 23rd in Europe.

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  1. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    January 9, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Good god that picture is going to give me nightmares now…

  2. Bananalint
    Bananalint
    January 9, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Thankfully Peebee doesn’t look like that in game. She actually looks cute.

  3. PenguinPlayer
    PenguinPlayer
    January 9, 2017 at 11:34 am

    “It’s worth mentioning that EA’s Titanfall 2 doesn’t have a season pass as well – perhaps this is a sign the times are changing?”

    More like it’s a sign EA doesn’t trust their franchises anymore, so it would rather see if a game sells first before commiting to making more content to it.

  4. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    January 9, 2017 at 11:53 am

    OK, EA, where’s the catch? I bet it’s microtransactions.

  5. Somerandomdude
    Somerandomdude
    January 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    No Mass Effect game has ever had a Season Pass or even a GOTY or Ultimate edition. In fact, if you play on PC, you have to buy the DLC with the stupid Bioware Points.

  6. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    January 9, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    They can also pull a Ubeshit and offer free DLC to compensate for the broken game, then release one lousy bit of DLC before moving on to the next game.

  7. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    January 9, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    You can avoid the points bullshit by going on Amazon. You can but codes worth the exact amount for each DLC, though you still have to redeem the code on the Bioware website, then buy the DLC on Origin, then redeem that back on the website (absolutely retarded).

  8. DrearierSpider
    DrearierSpider
    January 9, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Considering the game has worse facial animations than the original from a fucking decade ago, I sure hope not.

  9. catazxy
    catazxy
    January 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Oh that ugly smug face, I can’t believe some devs were like: “yep, it looks good, keep it in”

  10. Patrick Bateman
    Patrick Bateman
    January 9, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    SOMEBODY ONCE TOLD ME

  11. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    January 9, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Or they know something we don’t.

  12. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    January 9, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Is the world ending?

  13. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    January 9, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I ask myself that same thing with a lot of games.

    Sometimes the dev’s choices befuddle me.

  14. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    January 9, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Season pass?

    FUCK THEM!

    No season pass?

    FUCK THEM…STILL!!!

  15. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 9, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    1 step forward, 80 steps back.

  16. NathanEH
    NathanEH
    January 9, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    … But why is it so ugly? I’m not playing it either way since the series is so robotic it makes Skyrim feel better about itself, but still. It looks like an early 2000’s Dreamworks movie. There’s just something about it that’s gross to look at.

  17. マーラ
    マーラ
    January 9, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    If you buy this after playing ME3 you should prob kys imho.

  18. Javier Vega
    Javier Vega
    January 9, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Rumor that’s been joke about is EA making a DLC called “Diversity” for Mass Effect: Andromeda $20 extra if you preorder.

  19. psycho_bandaid
    psycho_bandaid
    January 9, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Honestly this is kind of a good thing. The worst part of season passes has always been paying money for content when you have no idea of the quality or quantity you’ll be getting. This at least gets rid of the situations where you get a season pass, the game tanks, and you wind up spending 40 bucks for a few skins and a map.

  20. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    LaserCatsAreAwesome
    January 9, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Or you can just avoid it by not giving a shit about Bioware’s trash.

  21. Loli de 42 Anos Atrasada no SQ
    Loli de 42 Anos Atrasada no SQ
    January 9, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    You know, as much as we all like to complain about the many faults of Nintendo. The one thing I respect about them more than the other developers is: AT LEAST THEY RELEASE THE DAMN GAME BEFORE STARTING DO MAKE DLC!

  22. Loli de 42 Anos Atrasada no SQ
    Loli de 42 Anos Atrasada no SQ
    January 9, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    THE WORLD IS GONNA ROLL ME

  23. sanic
    sanic
    January 10, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Will it suck? The environments of the first trailer looked like they were recycled from the last section of ME2, and well the character animation needs work lets just say.

  24. Choppinfoot
    Choppinfoot
    January 10, 2017 at 2:33 am

    That is one ugly fucking Asari.

  25. Sorathecrow
    Sorathecrow
    January 10, 2017 at 2:46 am

    I have yet to see a flattering picture of a character from this game. Man-faced Asari really doesn’t sell their game to me. And then those darn awful gifs with the main character disarming that dude, looking completely dead-eyed through the whole thing. I think I know why I liked Tali so much…Bioware’s skills at making attractive faces are nonexistent.

  26. malbhet
    malbhet
    January 10, 2017 at 6:37 am

    There won’t be a season pass, but there will be overpriced expansions that will never decrease in price. Don’t fall for this play on words, they said no season passes, they never said no dlc which falls under any category of paid content. I will wait for a GOTY edition with the dlc on disc, I’m not falling for that GOTY dlc voucher garbage like they pulled with DA. Besides, my back log of games is pretty damn large so this game can wait until all the dlc is released anyway.

  27. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    January 10, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Whoa, careful son. You might cut yourself on that edge.

  28. PixelBuff
    PixelBuff
    January 10, 2017 at 11:29 am

    “No Season Pass, plz buy!! ps, we hate white people.”

  29. Kev Lew
    Kev Lew
    January 10, 2017 at 11:46 am

    this is EA, they will do a busload of additional content and charge a fortune for it, it has been the business model for decades now. drop the game price i sales but keep people paying out heavy if they want the DLC.

  30. AnarKreig
    AnarKreig
    January 10, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    They don’t need season passes anymore when they discreetly shove in microtransactions into all of their games.

  31. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    January 10, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Good! Once its out on EA Access, it will be the full game right out of the bat.

  32. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    LaserCatsAreAwesome
    January 11, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Calling Bioware trash would have been edgy around 2009 but now it’s mainstream.

  33. Trouble Man
    Trouble Man
    January 11, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I thought people liked Shrek

  34. Trouble Man
    Trouble Man
    January 11, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    ??

  35. PixelBuff
    PixelBuff
    January 11, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    One of the devs spends their time being openly racist on their twitter, and Bioware/other devs have noting to say about it.

  36. Loli de 42 Anos Atrasada no SQ
    Loli de 42 Anos Atrasada no SQ
    January 11, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    my boy, you’re supposed to sing the next verse! this is how these Threads work.

  37. Trouble Man
    Trouble Man
    January 12, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Sorry- guess I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed.

  38. Loli de 42 Anos Atrasada no SQ
    Loli de 42 Anos Atrasada no SQ
    January 12, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    now it’s too late B(