We all know Mass Effect 3 is attempting to strike a balance, while at the same time, doing more to make the game more accessible and marketable. This is why ME3 will support both Kinect and the highly rumored, multiplayer.
Last week, we got a semi-confirmation thanks to South African video game retailer, BT games, who posted a random flyer which included the words “online multiplayer pass.” This all dates back further then the last few months, however. Last May, over a year and a half ago, BioWare was hiring for multiplayer programmers in Mass Effect’s environments. Rumors and speculation went on all of last year until a BioWare forum moderator took it upon himself to tell everyone that Mass Effect 3 is a single-player game, further reiterated by BioWare themselves this April.
Let’s ignore the official denials for a moment. This is for real now – Austrailia’s PC PowerPlay magazine revealed on their latest issue that they interviewed Casey Hudson at BioWare’s Edmonton office about the game’s new mode and that it will be featured in the October issue next week.
“We travel to BioWare’s office in Edmonton for hands-on time with the series’ first foray into online gameplay, and chat with Mass Effect Series Producer and Mass Effect 3 Project Director Casey Hudson about the decision to go multiplayer in the epic battle for the galaxy”
Well, there you have it. Multiplayer is on its way, whether you like it or not. Now, this might be a disappointing reveal to some die-hard fans; check out the PCPP cover and take note of Shepard’s uglified face: