The inclusion of season passes for games has become ubiquitous with new releases for several years now, offering up a slightly cheaper way to get a set of planned DLC with your latest purchase. It’s a bit of a cheeky proposition, asking consumers to pay extra on top of the already pricey products for content down the road, especially when many feel this content should be included as part of the full price. Fortunately, PC Gamer spotted a Twitter conversation that suggests Mass Effect: Andromeda, which received a firm release date the other day, won’t have a season pass.
Twitter user coldboy33 tweeted BioWare’s General Manager Aaryn Flynn and asked him whether Mass Effect Andromeda will be receiving a season pass, to which Flynn’s answer was a straight up “no”. However, when pushed for more details on whether there were any DLC plans for Mass Effect: Andromeda, Flynn replied that “We’ll talk more about this later”.
So perhaps it’s too early to rejoice about the lack of a season pass. It seems likely from that response that paid DLC will still be present for the space opera RPG, and we may all be worse off if we have to buy it individually. One step forwards, two steps back.