Mass Effect: Andromeda season pass a no-go, but DLC is still likely

Mass Effect: Andromeda is on the horizon, but unlike so many other Electronic Arts games, don't expect to see a season pass launch alongside it. Mass Effect: Andromeda won't have one, breaking with a convention that has seen increased popularity in recent years. That's especially true for the games Electronic Arts publishes – both Battlefield 1 and Star Wars: Battlefront has season passes available before launch day.

BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn told an inquiring user on Twitter that the game won't offer a season pass. That doesn't necessarily mean there won't be any DLC for Mass Effect: Andromeda, though Flynn isn't ready to confirm DLC plans just yet. Instead, when asked about BioWare's strategy for Andromeda DLC, he simply said "we'll talk about that later."

Of course, it's likely that Mass Effect: Andromeda will have DLC in some form. Though it may be out of character for Electronic Arts to launch a game without a season pass, choosing not to offer DLC at all is probably going too far. Not only should EA's history be considered here, but so too should the history of the Mass Effect franchise.

Though the original Mass Effect only received a pair of minor DLC add-ons, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 had plenty of DLC on offer. Much of it was good, too, ranging from Mass Effect 2's Lair of the Shadow Broker to Mass Effect 3's Arrival. There were also smaller additions for both Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, so if history is any indication, we can definitely expect DLC for Andromeda.

Mass Effect: Andromeda will be launching on March 21 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. By the time it launches, it'll have been five years since the last main series Mass Effect game, so some fans will definitely anxious to return to BioWare's sci-fi universe. We'll see if it was worth the wait shortly, so stay tuned.

SOURCE: Aaryn Flynn