Mass Effect: Andromeda will no longer receive single-player DLC or future patches, developer BioWare confirmed less than five months after the highly -anticipated game's release. In a statement on Saturday (19 August), BioWare said update 1.10 was the final update for Andromeda and there are "no planned future patches for single-player or in-game story content."

"Since the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, we've worked hard to address feedback from our community. From improving animations to expanding customization options, we looked to respond to your concerns, and build on what you loved," the developer said in a statement on the game's official website. "Early in development, we decided to focus Mass Effect: Andromeda's story on the Pathfinder, the exploration of the Andromeda galaxy, and the conflict with the Archon.

"The game was designed to further expand on the Pathfinder's journey through this new galaxy with story-based APEX multiplayer missions and we will continue to tell stories in the Andromeda Galaxy through our upcoming comics and novels, including the fate of the Quarian Ark."

The studio's multiplayer team will offer more details on support and upcoming content planned for the title's multiplayer mode including multiplayer missions, character kits and the surprises in store for N7 Day in the "coming weeks."

Following its release in March, Andromeda faced a barrage of fierce criticism over its litany of technical issues, bizarre graphics, character animations and appearances among others. BioWare released a number of patches to address these issues, the last of which was rolled out on 1 August.

The announcement comes after months of speculation that Andromeda's single-player campaign would not receive any future add-on content. It also marks a significant departure for the studio, famed for its RPGs, which released major single-player DLC packs for each of the original three Mass Effect titles.

Kotaku reported earlier that the Mass Effect series had been put "on hiatus" with some developers at BioWare Montreal being moved to work on other projects.

BioWare's new general manager Casey Hudson offered fans some hope via Twitter saying the team could eventually return to work on Mass Effect. Hudson tweeted. "Thanks for the support - it means everything to our team."

Mass Effect: Andromeda is out now for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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Ryder looking over Habitat 7 early in the game's opening mission. BioWare