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A major Mass Effect: Andromeda plot point will be resolved in an upcoming novel

While the exploration and combat were great, the basic plot and performance issues heavily detracted from the experience. Even months later, it still stuttered on Xbox One. However, what was most upsetting to gamers was that fact that it left a lot of plot points unresolved. One of the most significant ones was the Quarian ark storyline. What happened to it?

For those unfamiliar with Mass Effect: Andromeda, it follows a group of human explorers as they try to find a new home in the Andromeda Galaxy. However, there are other beings on the journey too as each species has its own space ship, known as an ark. Everyone thought that the mystery behind the Quarian ark — another species trying to survive in Andromeda — would emerge in an expansion pack but that's not the case.

It looks like all of the questions will be answered in a book, since EA confirmed a few months ago that Mass Effect: Andromeda wouldn't get any more content. The Quarian ark was carrying thousands of other species so their fate remained a mystery until now.

According to BioWare, Mass Effect: Annihilation will chronicle what happened on the spaceship. It's written by Hugo Award-winning author Catherynne M. Valente. A pathogen is discovered aboard the ark after many individuals are found dead in their pods. As the pathogen jumps species, the ship's systems begin to fail, making it clear this is no accident. How is this resolved? You'll have to read the novel to find out. Annihilation arrives in United States, Canadian, and United Kingdom stores on June 26, 2018. It arrives in Australia on August 28, 2018.

If you haven't played Mass Effect: Andromeda yet, be sure to check out the game at retailers. Despite its problems, the game is an exciting sequel to the original Mass Effect Trilogy. Plus, the game is available at a substantial discount now so it's the right time to jump in. Currently, you can buy Mass Effect: Andromeda for $19 on Amazon.

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10 Comments
  • So
  • Exactly... Too little, too late.
  • So should've just made the game a book series instead
  • Develop DLC.  I finished the game but I want more.
  • They won't, EA said they are no longer supporting the game. It won't even receive patches. Really makes me want to boycott them, but they make a large percentage of the games I want to play!
  • EA had put an end to this, sadly. Andromeda is a very interesting game for me since it does not only focus on shooting monsters. It's a great open world game that I remembered loving since my childhood. However, the current game industry doesn't have any room for error. They don't think about potential, only about instant success.
  • A pathogen being able to take down the Quarians seems a little odd...
  • It looked like trash, performed like trash, had trash acting and trash writing. They should stop whipping this dead horse and either announce a proper game staffed by competent people instead of SJW's with no gaming experience or just end the series entirely
  • I wonder if there are any audiobooks for the series before Andromeda?
  • I liked the story. I thought the game had good graphics and looked awesome on my 4k HDR display. But I always say this to developers on console. If you make a game at 30 fps, it needs to damn near lock there. There is no room for mid to low 20's in gaming on fixed hardware. Pisses me off when developers release **** like that. Either lock it at 30 or dial more stuff back to keep it locked. And don't tell me about PC please, I'm not interested but I don't think it's too much to ask for performance over graphics in the case of a console.