Welcome to “The Know”, I’m Ashley. And I’m Gus. Pull one out for Mass Effect: Andromeda guys after only five months developer Bioware said the much goofed on game not getting any new content. This is official now. We’ve been speculating for a while but that was official so now all the fans were left wondering if the franchise is now frozen in some of Andromeda character face. “Sorry” Ahhh.. and a note on the official Mass Effect site, Bioware said that the last update 1.10 was the final one for the game. The developer added “will continue to tell stories in the Andromeda Galaxy through our upcoming comics and novels including the fate of the quarian ark.” Yup comics, novels, not video games. Bioware stress though that it will continue to support Andromeda’s MULTIPLAYER, because you know that’s where the money is, in multiplayer these days. And they wrote “our multiplayer team will provide details of their ongoing support and upcoming content including new multiplayer missions, character kits and what’s in store for N7 Day.” Well it’s been rumored for a while now that the game wouldn’t be getting any single player DLC, the actual announcement still came as kind of an abrupt ending. While Andromeda definitely got it’s share of bad reviews it was a surprise to a lot of people that support for the game was yanked so soon. After all Mass Effect is a pretty storied franchise It’s got a long history. It does and we’ve seen developers for other games *cough* “No Man’s Sky” continue to support games a year after release with robust updates. SERIOUSLY, No Man’s Sky is fixing their game. How is Mass Effect not fixing their game? Just saying Multiplayer Right….. Ahh.. lot of the fans were upset by the news that the game is being fully abandoned. Well the single-player which is really what most Mass Effect fans end up caring about. And they posted on Reddit elsewhere about their frustrations as you do. As Redditor “cbow120” put it “This was always a possibility, but it honestly feels like a big fuck you to the fans I honestly regret buying Andromeda even though I actually had fun with it, it’s just a damn shame this is how a legendary series like Mass Effect gets treated.” Ouch Of course Andromeda has had issues from the start. The game had a bunch of hype as people were stoked to finally get another Mass Effect game but it released. I was so excited for this game to come out. We.. we all were. Thanks. But it released in March to a lower than expected 71 on metacritic and quickly became a meme due to some poorly implemented facial animations. “My face is tired from dealing with everything” You know, holding a gun backwards Small tiny details like the..the.. There was the stair waddles. A lot of it added up and after all that the rumor started that Developer Bioware Montreal was being downsized The game single player DLC had been cancelled all because of Andromeda’s poor performance. It turned out the rumors were TRUE. Bioware Montreal was eventually merged into another EA studio, “Motive”, and there was a shake-up at Bioware soon after with previous general manager Aaryn Flynn out and former Mass Effect lead, Casey Hudson, back in overseeing development of upcoming Sci-Fi RPG “Anthem”. So obviously Mass Effect Andromeda hasn’t been the first highly anticipated game to not exactly live up to expectations. We already mentioned No Man’s Sky that released last year to a ton of hype about its nearly infinite procedurally generated universe and that the resulted game was a little underwhelming as critics and fans felt like it was kind of boring. You know At launch Yeah, but still developer Hello Games stuck with it, and has released three pretty major content updates. Fans have cheered the fact that they didn’t Abandon the game unlike some people. Some… people… The fact that EA and Bioware have been so quick to pull the plug on Mass Affect Andromeda Honestly it’s also got a lot of people wondering what this means for the future the franchise and with good reason. Honestly you’re going to continue it in your comics? Okay thanks. After all gaming is kind of a hit driven business It is a little bit similar to Hollywood in some ways it wouldn’t be the first time that an underwhelming game has sunk a franchise. “Metroid Other M” was a disappointing seller for the Wii when it released in 2010 and we haven’t gotten a major Metroid game since. Although Nintendo did announce at E3 that it’s working on “Metroid Prime 4” with that bitching “4” logo. Oh, yeah That’s where they put all the works now the development is like 90% done once you get the animated logo out of the way. You’re set. By the time that game comes out it’ll have taken about a decade to wash the “Other M” stink off of Metroid. Yeah, we I mean, we get “Samus Returns” tho.. So we got that. Sure it’s kind of a remake But it’s more Metroid than we’ve had in years. But Bioware insists that Mass Effect as a franchise isn’t done. They swear, they’re serious. Wink When asked by a fan if you’d want to return the Mass Effect, Bioware GM Casey Hudson said in response Yes, I love Mass Effect too much to not want to work on it again in the future. So that’s something I mean he was like… you know one of the Mass Effect guys for the original Trilogy. So make sense he’d wanna work on it. You gotta quit him correctly. He loves hashtag Mass Effect. Gotta get your hashtags in your quotes. Hashtag Despite all the hate though Mass Effect Andromeda did make EA money. In a recent earnings call EA credited the game to a rise in quarterly sales as well as a significant contributor to overall growth. End of the day making money is what it’s all about if you’re business which EA is but sadly for Mass Effect fans looks like we’ll have to wait a while probably a long while for another game in the franchise as Bioware shift it’s attention to other projects like “Athem” right now especially because we don’t want the C studio working on it again, do we? Just go into cryo sleep, it’ll be here before you know it. What do you guys think of Mass Effect Andromeda getting abandoned? Too soon? or is Bioware right to move on? Let us know in the comments. And for all your crazy Mass Effect news if there is ever any news about Mass Effect again make sure you like this video and if you’re new around here subscribe to “The Know” Beautiful. The internet’s fast. Yea. Lets hear it for sinking franchises everyone. Metacritic quickly became a meme due to Just like this.