Thread: Mass Effect 3
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Old October 15 2011, 11:10 PM   #483
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Re: Mass Effect 3

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Possibly. However it worked fine on the page I found that video embedded in.

Actually, I should probably have linked straight there anyway as it also has a fairly extensive multiplayer FAQ. Playing as an Elcor and Hanar now?

Given that they're taking such pains on insisting the MP won't adversely impact the SP I suspect this is essentially a way to test the waters before publishing a standalone MP in the Mass Effect universe. I mean they're pretty much guaranteed good sales at this point no? It's not as if they're taking much of a risk, besides the extra production costs.

Also, I can't help but wonder if they're going to use this as an excuse to force people to use Origin since you can bet that they're not about to use Steam for the social networking side of things.
1. Yeah, I definitely agree about the multiplayer. The sales are pretty much guaranteed unless really bad word-of-mouth sets in shortly after release, which frankly I have a lot more faith in Edmonton and Hudson's team than that, but for fairly comparable evidence look no further than Dragon Age 2. Early sales were gangbusters but they slowed to a crawl after the negativity spread and the numbers actually never caught-up with Origins.

2. Speaking of Origins... Origin debate is a big thing on BSN these days. I play on 360 so I don't pay as much attention to it as many other folks, but suffice it to say, there's a lot of bracing for the 'inevitable' news that Origin will be required. Developer Brenon Holmes has been in the midst of prepping an 'Origin FAQ' for a while now in order to answer all questions, starting at the top with the obvious question of whether or not it's required. The fact that he's taking so long has a lot of folks understandably concerned though.
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