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RUMOUR: Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Details

Josh Clark
BioWare, EA, Games news, Mass Effect 3, multiplayer
Mass Effect 3

RUMOUR: Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Details

Between Bioware's insistence that Mass Effect 3 won't feature any multiplayer elements, and EA's wish for all of their games to feature exactly that, the rumour mill has been thrown into overdrive.  The latest batch of multiplayer information comes from a 'secret source' at Middle East Gamers, leaving us unable to do anything but speculate.  Here's what we've been told:

  • The game will feature a Horde style multiplayer mode with “crap loads” of maps.
  • It will also have regular modes such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.
  • The Horde mode will have objectives like Capture The Flag, King of the Hill, and simple shoot-to-kill ‘waves’ as well.
  • Four-player co-op in Horde mode.
  • Maps are “fairly small” but well designed.
  • Players can choose from 6 different classes, or use a prebuilt one.
  • There will be a level cap of 60.
  • Some of the enemies were 'confirmed' as well: Geth, Marauders, Husks, and a new enemy type called Brutes. The source described them as insanely “huge ass”.
  • The game will also feature a ‘multiplayer store’. The store will carry upgrades for weapons, etc. and other items.
  • Players will be able to buy said upgrades and items by earning in-game money based on their performance in the multiplayer.”

With Gears of War 3's 'Horde 2.0' features now running on major sites around the globe, this all seems suspiciously similar to Epic's multiplayer masterpiece.  Whether it's Bioware staying ahead of the times and incorporating all the right things, or whether this 'secret source' is simply taking advantage of the excitement surrounding E3 remains to be seen.

Whether the story is confirmed or debunked, we'll be sure to let you know.

Add a comment3 comments
Philip  Jun. 8, 2011 at 16:50

Multiplayer is all well and good but please don't take dev time from the single player. The single player is ME - anything else should be dropped until the single player is perfect!

Steve  Jun. 9, 2011 at 10:38

And for the love of God, don't put in an achievement for reaching level 50 online

Josh Clark  Jun. 9, 2011 at 12:08

I think at this point we need to remain deeply cynical about multiplayer even making it into Mass Effect 3. Bioware have been pretty adamant about not incorporating the feature, and after Dragon Age 2's lacklustre critical reception they'll be doing everything in their power to pad out the single player experience.

A man after my own heart Steve, I hate multiplayer achievements full stop.


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