When Mass Effect: Andromeda launched earlier this year, it’s fair to say that it didn’t quite live up to the expectations of many longtime fans of the series. However, given that the franchise has now been put on hiatus, many were hoping to see some DLC that righted some of the wrongs of the base game.
Over the past few days, there have been reports that any planned DLC for Mass Effect: Andromeda has been cancelled as a result of the backlash against the game. Now, it seems that this information is part of a hoax, and BioWare will likely release some sort of post-launch content sooner rather than later.
This story gets started one day before the launch of Mass Effect: Andromeda, when a group known as Sinclair Networks claimed that it was assisting BioWare with improvements to the character creation mechanic and its animations. At the time, this didn’t seem particularly unbelievable, as AAA projects often delegate this kind of work to smaller studios.
In May, a post published to Facebook by the Sinclair Networks account suggested that the team was now aiding the development of DLC for the game. However, this week the group posted a bold claim that the DLC had in fact been cancelled — a post that has now been deleted.
Here’s the twist: it seems that Sinclair Networks never had anything to do with the development of Andromeda in the first place. Mass Effect producer Michael Gamble took to Twitter yesterday to confirm that he had no knowledge of the company.
Never heard of Sinclair Networks. Ever.
— Michael Gamble (@GambleMike) June 29, 2017
BioWare is yet to make an official announcement either way when it comes to DLC for the game, although several members of the studio have dropped teases in recent weeks. However, it seems safe to say that Sinclair Networks doesn’t have access to any inside information.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.