So take this one with a huge grain of salt, as it's one of those he said/she said kind of things. According to a post on CoG there was a link on a Norwegian board to a Gamespot article detailing a bunch of features for the upcoming Mass Effect sequel. Amongst all the nugget of goodness that will be in ME2 is a new expanded squad (up to 5) and the ability to bring human players into that squad for full 5 player co-op.
Some other rumored features of interest include the ability to import your Mass Effect 1 character, a raised level cap of 120, and weapon customization. According to the post the game is set to have a 6 month timed exclusivity deal with Microsoft for the Xbox 360, because even though Microsoft Game Studio published the first title, Electronic Arts now owns the rights.
Color me tickled and interested.
But isn't Bioware at work on a KOTOR MMO? If they are, and are hoping to make this after the game is finished and move onto ME2, you'll see most likely see the game in very late 2009/2010.
An action rpg it might be,but when one person is wading through tons of dialogue do the other 4 just want to be waiting around........
I suppose if Fable2 carries it off with 2 player co-op then if implemented correctly then it might be plausibile someway with 5,but still - hmmmmmm.
I always saw Mass Effect with the potential to evolve into an MMO. But never really saw it as a co-op experience. If this is true I'll be interested to see how it turns out.
Is it a serious push from the developer to expand or is it just another tacted on feature to tick those extra review boxes? Time will tell.
5 player co-op? Sounds good.I will buy it for PC,360,or PS3 or whichever system it shows up for.Mass Effect is my favorite game this gen
i just hope its alot bigger this time.the first one was fantastic but the size left a bitter taste..