Joystiq has learned from a trusted source that BioWare's enigmatic teaser from last month represents the first glimpse of Mass Effect 3. As many have guessed, the third installment looks to feature something brand new to the series: multiplayer.
i really hate this every game needs mp trend
I've never played a ME game but from my pals that have play I this game it doesn't seem like it needs a mp...coop maybe but not mp. Oh well...as long as the sp experience never goes away I can rest easy.
Who knows, co-op is still considered multi player though.
"Will Include Multiplayer" Oh for the love uh- Please be co-op, then.
Imagine how much you could screw with your friends if they did co-op NPC conversations with those timed events... NPC: "Forget it Shepard, you'll never get the information from me!" Shepard: "But your mother told me to give you this momento-" CRASH! *NPC thrown out of window by player 2* Player 2 Squadmate: "Yeah! That'll teach you to mess with dead Spectres!" Shepard: "WTF man!"
co-op would be awesome. that's all the multi-player i think the game needs. online co-op please.
If done right, this could be impressive. If done wrong, they might as well have just not included it and spent more time polishing the single player experience. I'm not going to discount it without seeing it in action first, however. Some complained about Uncharted getting MP, look how that turned out...
Uncharted 2 did a good job
That IS what I implied there, haha. Apparently 2 people think Uncharted's MP was bad.
More importantly than uncharted 2 multi being good, was that the single player not only did not suffer, it far surpassed its predecessor
Why it adds more value and replayability to a game why would you hate that. As long as they take equal care to both the SP and MP then I don't mind. Plus I trust Bioware I'm sure if MP didn't work they wouldn't add it so it must be good.
I hope Mass Effect 3 will be revealed, but I am not so sure whether I like the idea of multiplayer. Big RPGs like Mass Effect don't really need multiplayer at all. On the other hand, I thought Uncharted didn't 'need' multiplayer, but Uncharted 2 turned out to be my favorite multiplayer game of all time, so who knows. We'll just have to wait and see.
Coop is the only multi that's ok with me. Otherwise, it's a typical add-on that NORMALLY sucks.
Every second that they spend on multiplayer, is a second taken from the actual game. Im not too happy that BW is going to bastardize ME in its third and final chapter. This game doesnt need multiplayer of any kind. Even Co-op is stupid for ME games. Whatever, devs make stupid decisions all the time so this is not surprising. I just wish devs wouldnt be such pussies when it comes to SP only games. People who would want MP in ME probably would never play the game anyways. Geez, what a letdown. now I can expect the ME3 DLC to be new maps, YAY. maybe Ill just rent ME3 if they want to spend even a fraction of their time working on multiplayer instead of making the final chapter in the trilogy the best that it can be. Honestly, I think a multiplayer using the mechanics from ME2 would suck major balls, and would not help them sell any copies at all. Ask 2K, multiplayer didnt help the sales or reception of bioshock 2, it hurt them. I bet BSI has no multiplayer.
Most of the times it's pressure brought on by the publishers as a result of gamers complaining that they need MP to justify a $60 investment. The blame falls squarely on the us the gamers. Blame the dim witted ones that think they need MP in every freaking game.
I hate it because the people that want multiplayer in all the games, DONT PLAY THIS TYPE OF GAME ANYWAYS. Like they thought the cod crowd would be more likely to buy BS2 if it had multiplayer, but most of those people wouldnt even play a story driven SP FPS ever regardless of multiplayer. I just hope this is not true, and that ME3 has no multiplayer at all. A spinoff multiplayer game fine, but not ME3 I hope. For example- All my real life friends love multiplayer like halo, cs, or especially COD, but none of them EVER play SP games like Bioshock, Fallout, or mass effect. Adding multiplayer to any of those games will not make them suddeny go buy them like these publishers think they will. They just never play these types of games, and would hate the multiplayer because they dont play these types of games.
unless they expand and hire a different team to build the multi for them. I think thats what naughty dog did, thats why the single player did not suffer.
if im paying $60+ for a game, i expect tons of replay value. Multiplayer adds replay value as long as its not rushed and tacked on. And im talking about both Co-Op and competitive multiplayer. Im interested on what Bioware has got in mind for an MP mode.
You're a part of the problem. MP does not add value.
Games were also $60 back in the PS2 days and people found fun and replayability in rich single player-only games. I'm all for more content, but that value is something that is perceived differently by everyone. However, I disagree that MP content takes away from the SP. Most developers who don't think they can handle both projects are assigned to only the SP, and another team is put on the task of MP.
@ The_Nameless_One part of the problem? all single player experiences come to an end eventually. Enjoying the experiences with other people especially with your friends adds a ton of fun and replayability. Besides real human players give me more of a challenge and randomness no AI can ever emulate.Of course if you dont have friends to play with i understand. LOL
the nameless one i love mass effect series and i dont want to see multiplayer in it either, but saying MP doesnt add value is stupid. look at halo good single player but im only going to beat that 3 or 4 times while im going to put 100's or hours in online.
@sjp So you want challenge and randomness from human players, in a rpg -_-, this about single player rpgs only, not shooters or any other types of games were competitive multiplayer is useful. And you wonder why he said your part of the problem, again topic rpgs all about the story, not shooters or other mp experiences, wow.
@ madjedi so multiplayer in games like Diablo and World of Warcraft to name a few took away from how fun they are? please i wasn't born yesterday. multiplayer in RPG's have been done before and worked. You must be retarded to think that multiplayer = run and gun frag fest. RPG's are all about exploration. Exploration with others is just the next level
i agree some games are better without MP why include MP if 2 months after release no one online VGA'S ARE BECOMING THE NEW THING TO ANNOUNCE YOUR GAMES BECAUSE THE EXPOSURE IS MUCH MORE THAN e# SINCE e3 IS MORE ABOUT GAMERS ANYWAY sorry about the caps
Yup, agree. This game does not need it but I guess Co-Op would be cool. Hate this trend and if the SP suffers in the slightest people will be unhappy. Just like Bioshock 2 and Dead Rising 2, great SP only critically acclaimed games. Then their sequels come out with forced in MP and the whole game suffers. Co-op would be good but I don't see how they are going to do that. Is everyone going to be a Shepard?? This news moves it from a day one purchase to rental until I hear more.
Agreed 100%. Why add multiplayer to this already epic series? Just focus on SP BioWare come on ...
I dont think its a full fledged game , just a spin off like assasins creed brotherhood, and gta ballad of gay tony or fallout new vegas, or world at war.... Just a sample of something differnt with the already built engine , gran turismo HD... To keep us excited for the next big thing ..... GTA 5, a great ending Assasins creed that ties up the story, a nice(better) looking bug free Fallout, COD black ops 2, , ... Etc
I won't care as long as someone else is contracted to work on the multiplayer, however if they use assets from Bioware I'm going to have a huge issue with it.
I am going to trust Bioware on this, they have done nothing but release greatness. not sure about their multi expertise however. This is something that most games are turning towards because multi player games sell so much better. Bioware has done such a great job adding replay value, however multiplayer games get all the sales. Blame COD for this trend because the industry sees incredible sales despite releasing an unpolished glitchy game.
I want mmo on pc!!
I cant wait to play this on my ps3
ME2 doesn't need multiplayer. The 2nd game was worth £40 without it
Multiplayer NO! It will ruin the single player experience!
hope this is true, but single player should be the key in this game
No multiplayer please! Mass Effect already has replay value. Co-op wouldn't work well with the conversation system. Competitive just wouldn't be fun.
Exactly !!! This game is not made for co-op. And it doesn't need multi-player. Just continue with the amazing single player experiences a d give us some great DLC in the future.
Wow that's an interesting rumor. Make it like Uncharted 2 where it will have almost no bearing on story if it turns out to be true.
I'm going to have to dust off my 360 when this and Gears 3 comes out
I think mass effect would be great with MP. If they do it right that is.
If it reduces or eliminates exploration its certainly not needed.
awwww booooo that makes me think it means the sp story wont be any longer then the second with the mp taking up space
Its already on two dvds, i bet they didnt use half the space needed on 2nd disc, so they could use data on that, or just release an MP disc like halo odst. PS3s blue ray will obviously have no problems, if only the first game came out on ps3 i would switch to that system for me3, i hate swapping discs
The multiplayer will be kind of pointless unless it is online co-op style of multiplayer. They should do really well in sales if they continue to push the game as a multiplatform title. I can see a lot bigger sales numbers if they do.
I say BS. Why would they announce the sequel if part 2 will just be released next month for the PS3. They won't mention ME3 way after they released the PS3 version of ME2.
Because the game has been out for almost a year for PC and Xbox users. Its not too early for a sequel announcement even if the game is still at least a year away.
Really? I'd say it's the percect time... "Mass Effect 3 is coming... so, you know, PICK UP MASS EFFECT 2 ON PS3 SOON LOL!!"
Fuck...........well, as long as they polish the single-player in entirety, I'll be fine with it. It's just that most games with added multiplayer end up having a less-polished campaign..... Please don't mess up Mass Effect. It's one of my favorite series this gen.
mass effect 2 was worse than the first due to them removing all the rpg elements. if the third has multiplayer i mite not even bother im sick of singleplayer games having a forced multiplayer mode so the singleplayer has an excuse for being short.
MP is an option, if u dont like mp on mass effect then dont play that feature day 1 buy for me, with or without mp
Its not an option unless they release a cheper verion without MP.
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Time spent on the multiplayer mode could be time spent making the single campaign even more awesome. Silly developers. Learn from Bioshock 2.
I would agree with bioshock 2 if the original developer actually made it.
The story in ME1 ruled but the game play sucked . Expecially the PC version where it had no support for a gamepad. And the AI was horrible .. it was best to play it on the easy mode and just watch the story because the fighting was not a fun part of the game. On the other hand I loved Mass Effect 2, great story ,game play, good AI and was very satisfying on the fights(including playing it on the hardest mode) Hopefully ME3 will be even better then ME2 and not some thing in bettewn ME and ME2.
First Bioware removes all RPG elements from ME2, making it basically a 3rd person shooter, now they're adding MP? Give me a break!
This. I loved Mass Effect, one of my favourite games of all time. Mass Effect 2, a good third person shooter with a fancy menu screen... Mass Effect 3? A straight up third person cover shooter? What happened to my Science Fiction RPG epic?
Agreed. The SP was worse in ME2 than one so they are going the wrong direction now they want to take away even more resources for something like MP? They need to put every resource into making a better SP and bring back more RPG elements. It really is sound like ME3 is some knock-off cover based TPS game with multi player. I bet EA is pushing this. They are a poison to developers and franchises.
-ugh! i'm all for ME:3 announcment or Teaser, but spare me the Multi Player!, Mass Effect is one of the last few series to tell a Great Single Player Story!!!!
As has been stated, I refuse to immediately attack the idea of MP in Mass Effect simply because it doesn't "need" it. Before Uncharted 2 came out everyone was complaining about how it didn't need it...and what happened? They produced a fantastically great MP experience. If it truly is ME3 to be revealed I will be happy beyond belief. Uncharted 3 announcement already made my weekend and day today and if this gets announced I will be through the roof with excitement.
Interesting the devs are good I have faith they would not go down multi player root if did not fit in the game and just feel tacked on.
Look people, it's worked pretty well so far in AC: Brotherhood and I don't feel that the single player suffered at all and it was a yearly release from AC2. That's impressive to have a year to add multiplayer and keep an epic storyline going. If Ubisoft can do it, so can Bioware so I say give it a chance before you condemn it
Cant wait to play MASS EFFECT 3 in my 60GB PS3
The VGAs are destroying E3
Co-op: Definite yes, that would be great. Some form of competitive multiplayer: No. Just no. I don't even want to hear the same excuses Ubisoft used for AC Brotherhood when it should have remained a single player game, just remove any idea of multiplayer from your collective minds and slap the person that thought of it.
I played ME2 8 times on my PC the game already has amazing replay value, for the love of god please dont tack on a MP component.
I hope ME3 gets announced but MP? please Bioware, don't ruin it, keep the lengthy, awesome campaign.
Maybe if they do it like wkc, separate offline and online campaigns, and i know people are screaming but uncharted 2 did it, so it will be alright. Okay dumbasses that is a tps to begin with, this is a normal rpg not a tps/wrpg with guns ala borderlands where the story is meaningless, it is meant as a solo experience, very time consuming game vs a shooter. I enjoy that shooters and some other games where coop/mp is fun or practical have it, but some games aren't meant for a multiplayer experience this is one of them.
for the love of f*ing christ please don't add multiplayer bioware