The extent to which Mass Effect: Andromeda will include "softcore space porn" remains to be seen following Aaryn Flynn's statement and subsequent backpedaling, however the incoming space-set action RPG will have a day one patch.
That's according to Ian S. Frazier, the game's welcomely open lead designer, who confirmed on Twitter "a good portion of the team is still working on the day one patch."
Following this, Twitter users sought to confirm that the day one patch will be ready in time for both the game's March 21 North American launch and its March 23 European introduction, to which Frazier replied: "Actually, it'll be ready in time for the early access players even—we're pushing hard on it!"
@JusticeWay007 Yeah, a good portion of the team is still working on the day 1 patch. No rest for the wicked. ;)February 24, 2017
@LuPoN3 @arascalblue @MassEffect_News Actually, it'll be ready in time for the early access players even--we're pushing hard on it!February 25, 2017
Frazier's optimistic outlook is admirable, however game producer Michael Gamble stepped in thereafter to temper expectation. It seems BioWare's plan is to have the day one patch ready to go come Andromeda's slightly earlier Origin (and EA) Access launch, however the developer isn't in a position to confirm it as yet.
That's the intention. Nothing is 100% yet. https://t.co/wXyynrC3M3February 25, 2017
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