Andromeda's Failure Led to BioWare's Refocus

BioWare acknowledges that Mass Effect: Andromeda was a failure

By Grayshadow, Posted 16 Apr 2018

Mass Effect: Andromeda was one of the biggest disappointments to come from BioWare and of 2017 as a whole. Due to the game's predictable story, baron level design, and the massive amount of technical problems Mass Effect: Andromeda left a negative mark on the acclaimed studio. Today veteran Casey Hudson explained that Andromeda's failure led to the studio to refocus its goals.

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First off, Hudson explained that the studio wanted to do story DLC to explain the game's missing plot holes.

When I returned to BioWare last summer, Mass Effect: Andromeda had just been released and there was a significant movement among players asking for a story DLC that would answer questions surrounding the fate of the quarians. As you know, we were 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.

Hudson went on to explain that Anthem won't repeat the same mistakes.

That experience ultimately became a defining moment in refocusing BioWare’s mission. We need to delight players with new experiences and innovation, but we must stay focused on the importance of the world, character, and storytelling elements that players expect from our games. And our games must be designed to continue delivering new stories and experiences, in an ongoing relationship with players in the worlds we’re evolving together.

It’s in that spirit that we are working through production on Anthem–a game designed to create a whole new world of story and character that you can experience with friends in an ongoing series of adventures. It will be unlike anything you’ve played, but if we do it right, it will feel very distinctly BioWare.

The Mass Effect franchise has been put on hiatus following Andromeda's release with comics and novels continuing the story forward.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC.

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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Electronic Arts
Developer(s): BioWare
Genres: Role-Playing
Themes: Sci-Fi
Release Date: 2017-12-31

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