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Mass Effect Going Multiplayer

The next Mass Effect might not be a solely single-player experience. A new job posting on LinkedIn suggests that the series is taking a turn toward multiplayer.

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Kalowest2916d ago (Edited 2916d ago )

WTF NO, please BioWare keep it SP.

Montrealien2916d ago

I think it could be interesting, but there needs to be a very strong single player campaign.

Sexius Maximus2916d ago (Edited 2916d ago )

It'd be a ROCKIN' multi player campaign. I wanted somebody to take control over Thane and help kick ass over the galaxy. Playing the campaign with a buddy or two would be awesome.

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N4BmpS2916d ago

Why? No...calm down this is Bioware they are one of the best in the gaming industry, if anyone can do MP right with Mass Effect it is them. With that said and taking it into account that I never played ME in it's entirety(I never finished ME1) with that said I think it should play SP. Unless they have some Age of Empires thing in mind.

Tony P2916d ago

If it's the standard shooter fare, why bother.

There had better be something RPG about this.

niceguywii602916d ago (Edited 2916d ago )

Nah This is probably something to do with what Bioware announced a few months ago. http://kotaku.com/5467071/e...

A Mass Effect multi player expansion would be hot as hell. Every person on my friends list that's a ME2 fan and own the game say this with great excitement(been in 20 minute conversations about it with 6 or 7 people. The game mechanics are designed perfectly for it and so are the differing abilities. It would be like Gears of War on steroids. Been in ME2 co-op wish list conversations too.

I say NAHHH not because they are not interested in Multi play but NAHHHH to claims of the entire series moving that way when they're talking about some sort of DLC or expansion. So Bioware announcing something this big very early in 2011 can not be ME3 but the multi player expansion.

Iv'e heard so many people talk about it and wishing for multi player and co-op I wouldn't be surprised if the move is based on fan feedback.

dgroundwater2916d ago

I will second the OP. No developer can do everything at once, Bioware included. A multiplayer mode will mean hours taken from the excellent campaigns we expect from the Mass Effect games.

Perhaps a co-op mode could be looked into. That's all I'd ever approve.

Christopher2916d ago (Edited 2916d ago )

As long as it doesn't affect the single player elements, don't mind. Naughty Dog was able to do it, so I'm not uncertain that someone else could do it. I hope BioWare does the same thing Naughty Dog did, though, and branch out to others at EA who have made multiplayer games as to how to do it well.

ingiomar2916d ago

I think EVERY game needs to have at least some kind of multiplayer it lengthens the games life and i don't think it will affect the story so much..

only non-social people actually likes single-player games..

well i can tell you this i am never going to buy a single-player game again! cuz after you finished it you don't use it anymore just like some kind of condom but unlike condoms its like trowing away $60. at least condoms give you a good experience and it has multiplayer( if you know what i mean).

JumpNPlayBon2916d ago

@ingiomar
Another 10 year old ruining gaming for us all

Gestalt2916d ago

"only non-social people actually likes single-player games.. "

Do you even know what you're talking about, or are you just pulling that out of your ass?

And "every game needs to have multiplayer"? I'm glad people like you don't run the gaming industry; entire franchises would be ruined with that one-track logic.

STICKzophrenic2916d ago

Mass Effect is an RPG, and that is one genre that should stay as far away from MP as possible.

Let's also not forget the play n pause combat mechanic of the Mass Effect franchise. That would NOT translate to MP at all.

Like others have mentioned, the farthest they should go with a MP aspect is co-op, and even that's a bit of a reach since there are decisions to be made.

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Bigpappy2916d ago

This game screams CO_OP. Pulse it is good to shake things up to keep franchises interesting. Bring it on Bioware.

beardpapa2916d ago

3rd person multiplayer shooter w/o the rpg elements.

kwicksandz2916d ago

i dont see how this could be a bad thing. throughout the games you have 2 companions at your side. may as well be people instead of brain dead AI

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N4PS3G2916d ago

There's no need for this..but it worked for Uncharted 2 and Mass Effect 2 gameplay is solid enough for multiplayer...but it's just not needed.

It could work but i'm not interested.

Light Yagami2916d ago (Edited 2916d ago )

It didn't work for Uncharted 2. Only 3,000 people play online daily.

Edit: I own a PS3 and Uncharted 2 and I only see about 2,000 or 3,000 people online. Pretty sad.

Pennywise2916d ago

If you actually owned a PS3 and UC2, you would know over 50k ppl a day play. Pathetic [email protected] trolling.

Tony-A2916d ago

@Light:

That number you see isn't the total...

That's the amount of people that are on the same server as you.

Faztkiller2916d ago

I think it only showes how many are on the server your on

boysenberry2916d ago

You don't own sh*t liar. Uncharted 2 is played by 10's of thousands of players online. Mass Effect online? Hmmm, could work. People said the same thing about Uncharted and multi-player not working together, but it did in Uncharted 2.

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beardpapa2916d ago

light you don't know anything about uc2. you're just a troll.

Faztkiller2916d ago

I don't see anything wrong with adding multiplayer it might not be needed but if its there then great as long as they don't sacrifice the singleplayer

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