Mike Gamble, executive producer for Anthem, has revealed that Bioware was not prepared to support Mass Effect: Andromeda for the long term as it will for its upcoming title.
In a revelatory comment to USGamer, Gamble alluded to Andromeda‘s lack of support:
Hudson’s comments a few months ago appear to contradict Gamble’s claims. Gamble appears to allude to Andromeda
‘s total lack of long-term support, whereas Hudson implied the series’s poor reception scuppered DLC plans. Hudson, back in April
, stated that “[BioWare] was not able to deliver story DLC for Andromeda
—this was as frustrating for us as it was for players, and it was something we knew we had to solve in future games.”
Overall, BioWare’s shift to MMO-lite design seems to have been facilitated by Andromeda
‘s failures. Despite these downfalls, there was still significant appeal for single-players in Andromeda
. Judging by BioWare’s revitalisation, Andromeda
may be the last single-player effort from BioWare for a while.