As Mass Effect: Andromeda continues to take a shellacking for its unintentionally hilarious facial animations, fans are starting to wonder when BioWare will get around to fixing them. Unfortunately, the company doesn’t have a solid answer for that yet.
BioWare is aware of the critical response to its latest space opera, and in taking questions from fans, Lead Designer Ian S. Frazier has confirmed the company is looking at ways to improve Mass Effect: Andromeda. Just in a more general sense. Nothing specific.
@BlazinSB We're looking at patching lots of issues and want to strongly support the game moving forward. I can't say more just yet.
— Ian S. Frazier (@tibermoon) March 21, 2017
@Porcelyn Can't promise anything yet, but we're currently evaluating various options for making it better.
— Ian S. Frazier (@tibermoon) March 22, 2017
Let’s call this a soft launch, then?
I’m torn. I want to play Mass Effect: Andromeda, but I don’t want to sink precious free time into a game that might not actually be finished. If patches were to fix the facial animations to the point where the characters actually look like humans and don’t seem so soulless, then that means the current build is not yet up to standards and is incomplete.
I’m going to hold off on a purchase to see if BioWare releases an update schedule or patch notes. Unlike Mass Effect 3’s ending, this is something that I think must be fixed because I can’t stand even looking at it.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.