Mass Effect Andromeda appears to have quite a rocky start judging from the reception it is gaining these days. Most of the negative impressions surround the first few hours of the game along with a janky animation that makes it hard to take the game seriously.
While the game was already available to download on the Xbox One and PC thanks to Early Access, the lead designer has confirmed that the early access version also includes the day one patch, which means the game will launch with the buggy animation as has been shared so far.
Ian Frazier, who is the lead designer at Bioware working on Mass Effect Andromeda has confirmed this in a tweet.
“Hey folks, the live support team just confirmed for me: the day 1 patch IS included in the early access build on both Xbox and PC, ” said Ian in his Tweet. When fans asked if the animations will be improved in the final game, he replied back “At day 1? No, that ship has sailed. We’ll have more patches later on, but exactly what goes into them is still in discussion.”
So while the game might have issues at launch, Bioware is looking into them and will issue further updates after the game is released to make sure there aren’t any major bugs.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will be released on March 21st for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.