Mass Effect: Andromeda Playable Early for EA Access members; No Season Pass

After years of little to no information on Bioware’s upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda, it seems to be the week of giving. After both the announcement of the title’s release date and a new trailer, Bioware has divulged some new info.

First up is the announcement that Mass Effect: Andromeda will have no season pass – similar to EA’s previous Titanfall 2. Bioware’s general manager, Aaryn Flynn, confirmed on Twitter that Andromeda, while set to receive DLC, won’t be getting a season pass. Flynn also added, on the subject of future expansions, “we’ll talk more about that later.”

Elsewhere, producer of the series, Michael Gamble, confirmed that Mass Effect: Andromeda will be playable early “for a limited time”. Subscribers to either Xbox’s EA Access program or PC’s Origin Access will be able to try out the game early – similar to what EA did with Battlefield 1 or Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst. It’s unknown as of the moment what exactly will be available, whether from the main campaign or multiplayer.

Just recently, Mass Effect 2 became available for free to all on PC as part of Origin’s ‘On The House’ deal.

Mass Effect: Andromeda will be available to all on March 21 in North America and March 23 in Europe.