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Mass Effect Andromeda to hit EA Early Access on March 16th

The official Mass Effect Andromeda Twitter have sent out a tweet replying to Twitter user @N7Follower confirming that the BioWare space RPG will be coming to Xbox One’s EA Early Access on March 16th.

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This came as a bit of a surprise, as originally it seemed it would hit Early Access only a couple of days before release, but it looks like EA Access subscribers will get to enjoy 10 hours of the hotly anticipated title eight days before it hits shelves, with all save progress carried over if you buy the full game.

Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t have a season pass

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”.

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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.

Mass Effect Andromeda releases on March 21

EA have announced that Mass Effect Andromeda will release on March 21 this year. Europe will have to wait a couple of more days  before they get their hands on the game.

Mass Effect Andromeda will showcase new characters, new planets, new species, and introducing new gameplay systems. And for the first time, Mass Effect will be playable thanks to the Frostbite game engine, delivering a tremendous graphical jump from the trilogy to Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Bioware have stuck with tradition by letting the team take home a ‘Holiday Build’ of the game, playing as much as the game as possible before coming back to work to give feedback, unsurprisingly, it was positive!

I cannot wait for this game, what about you?

Halo 4 lead writer leaves Bioware for Bungie

Halo 4 lead writer, Christopher Schlerf, tweeted out confirmation that he has left Bioware, and is heading back to Seattle to work with Bungie.

To confirm what some folks asked about a few months back, I am no longer working on ME:A at BioWare Montreal.

— schlerf (@schlerf) February 16, 2016

Schlerf joined Bioware in November 2013, and has been working on the highly anticipated Mass Effect: Andromeda, currently due to launch later this year.

How this affects the future of Destiny is yet to be seen, but considering the content draught players are experiencing at the moment, any news is good news.