Developer BioWare has been forced to dismiss rumours of a cancellation of Mass Effect: Andromeda's DLC.
A Facebook post by what was claimed to be an Austrian company called Sinclair Networks alleged that BioWare had yanked it off development duties and cancelled all DLC plans for the game.
This news saddens us to say, but it was made official after a meeting this week that there will be no story DLC for Mass Effect Andromeda,” a now deleted (and undoubtedly very suspect) post captured by Critical Hit said. Due to issues in initial production, heavy critique, significant delays in other projects it was decided to shelve the franchise for the time being and all resources and outsourcing are being focused to the 2018 release of Anthem.
For the moment the Mass Effect series will be on ice until BioWare can decide which direction the franchise will go. The only content that will be produced will be the recurring APEX missions as well as patches as and when needed”
A supposed Sinclair staffer added in a comment: Our boss said the game needs DLC to keep interest and also reduce the stigma that will be created with Anthem. But the bigwigs at BioWare didn't listen as they do not see the community.”
However, while a quick Google of Sinclair Networks does bring up a few results, Reddit sleuths have found some alarming inconsistencies that have led some to conclude that the entire thing is a hoax.
Furthermore, EA itself has confirmed to PC Gamer that there is no truth to the claims.
"We've never worked with Sinclair Networks and they had nothing to do with the development of Mass Effect: Andromeda," it said "Beyond that we don't have any news to share at this time regarding DLC."
It has previously been claimed that EA has put the entire Mass Effect series on indefinite hiatus.