The internet exploded this morning when it was made official that the highly anticipated Mass effect 3 would in fact have multiplayer. I, along with many others were irate over multiplayer being crammed into yet another series that had no need for it.
Could you blame us? To date, the only game to successfully integrate multiplayer into a once single player franchise has been Uncharted 2. Other games like Assassin’s creed: Brotherhood, Bioshock 2 and Dead space 2 have had multiplayer injected into them with less than stellar results. It’s understandable that fans would be apprehensive over multiplayer being introduced into Mass effect 3. Thankfully, series producer Casey Hudson laid some truth down and eased our worries.
Mass effect 3’s multiplayer will be co-op and not competitive.
This is good news. As anybody who reads this site will know, I am not a fan of competitive multiplayer. I find it a hollow and pointless experience but cooperative multiplayer is a different beast all together. Unlike competitive MP, co-op MP can have a story and doesn’t have to be just mindless shooting. There is no word yet on whether the ME3 co-op will be part of the main story or side missions but I’m guessing that it’s the latter.
So there you have it, another once single player game gets multiplayer. While I am still not 100% thrilled by this announcement I can’t complain too much considering that things could have been much much worse.
Mass effect 3 will be released on PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 6, 2012.