Back in November eager Mass Effect fans signed up for the Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer beta. Today Bioware has confirmed that beta has been cancelled.
The news came from a number of sources. First a Bioware post about upcoming gaming event PAX East, then a Bioware producer on Twitter spilled on why and finally an official statement put the icing on the sad cake.
Sorry we won't have MPTT. I know many were looking forward to it (as were we). Long story but right decision for how close we r to live 1/4— Fernando Melo (@DiscoBabaloo) March 2, 2017
MEA MP has had the most ext user testing we've ever done. +GameChangers program. And retail console closed alpha earlier in new year. 2/4— Fernando Melo (@DiscoBabaloo) March 2, 2017
MP very alive :) (& awesome). You'll see more of it soon incl play it at PAX. And still fully avail on EA/Origin Access ahead of launch. 3/4— Fernando Melo (@DiscoBabaloo) March 2, 2017
Meanwhile, we'll get some more MP info out - let's get the ball rolling... see you all soon in Andromeda! 4/4 pic.twitter.com/FuhGpuat9f— Fernando Melo (@DiscoBabaloo) March 2, 2017
Basically, Bioware didn't need your amateur help, thanks very much.
"Our team worked extremely hard building, testing and balancing multiplayer, and we ultimately determined that a tech test would not be necessary," it told us in a statement.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will be released on March 21 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.