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Mass Effect: Andromeda is still getting patches for the facial animations

by Ron Duwell | July 11, 2017July 11, 2017 2:00 pm PST

BioWare is still hard at work bringing Mass Effect: Andromeda up to speed, and by that, we mean it is still struggling with the burden of making sure that its facial animations work properly. This has been one of the biggest problems holding the game back since its pre-launch, and four months later, BioWare is still trying to fix it.

Most of the major glitches have been erased at this point, but smaller issues still hold it back from perfection. Update 1.09 hopes to iron out most these smaller issues.

Rumors point towards BioWare and EA canceling the single player DLC for Mass Effect: Andromeda, and if this is the truth, many of the remaining resources most likely have been reassigned to BioWare’s new game Anthem or the busy work of cleaning up this mess. Mass Effect: Andromeda sadly remains a perfect example of why relying on patches and fixing a game’s performance after launch never works out. It only serves to derail content and destroy a game’s first impression on the public.

And gamers are already not the most forgiving demographic in the world.

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


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...