Mass Effect Andromeda's Andromeda's latest teaser trailer showcases a new race
A new Platinum difficulty and a new race?
Published: 5th July 2017 | Source: Mass Effect |
A Multiplayer Only Race, or a teaser for another upcoming DLC?
Over the past week, the internet has been rife with rumours that all single-player DLC for Mass Effect Andromeda has been cancelled. Today things look a little less clear as Bioware announce their upcoming Platinum difficulty for Mass Effect Andromeda's Multiplayer, revealing a race that has never been seen or mentioned in Andromeda before.
This race is the Batarians, a Milky Way race that was not on any of the known Arks that were bound for Andromeda. This race is not seen in the game's single-player story, giving it no real lore-based reason for being in the game's multiplayer.
Some say that the developers are simply using a new Batarian model from a cut single-player DLC (Who is wearing Kett fusion armour), though the question is why would Bioware use it if all upcoming Single Player content has been cut. After all, why tease a race that will never make it into what is primarily a story-driven experience.
If no Single-player DLC is planned, this is a huge punch in the gut for fans of the series, proving that Batarian-based story content could have come to the game and adding a new human-style enemy type to the multiplayer, which is by no means a worthy consolation.
At this time Bioware has not confirmed or denied reports that Mass Effect Andromeda's single-player DLC has been cancelled, though the game will be receiving a new patch in the near future.