Mass Effect 3 Co-Op Multiplayer Details
Was I the only person who insta-jizzed when they announced 4 Player Co-Op for Mass Effect 3? No? I’m glad I’m not the only one, because details of the 4 player Co-Op multi-player have been released! We went through months and months of this multi-player being confirmed and unconfirmed to FINALLY get to this point. Bioware released a ton of info late last night and we have that stuff ready for you to digest in a slow manor. Prepare your nerdy bibs, starting with the “Galaxy at War” cooperative mode.
Here is their explanation of that mode:
As a bonus to the campaign, BioWare is introducing the Mass Effect 3: Galaxy at War system, a new way for players to manage and experience the galactic war from multiple fronts, including a new 4-player co-op mode. The key to saving the galaxy is the “Galactic Readiness” level, measured by Commander Shepard’s ability to apply every possible asset – people, weapons, resources, armies, fleets – in the final battle against the Reapers. Players can impact their game’s Galactic Readiness level in multiple ways via the Mass Effect 3: Galaxy at War system, including multiplayer. Other platforms and interfaces will be announced in the coming months. It is important to note that the system is entirely optional and just another way players can have control over your game experience – it is still possible to achieve the optimal, complete ending of the game in Mass Effect 3 through single-player alone.
After reading that myself, I thought of that mode leaning towards being an MMO like mode. I know, that would be crazy…a Mass Effect MMO….it would NEVER work. However, this mode sounds interesting and we’ll probably have to wait until a video or more info comes out to completely understand this mode. I also want to leave you with how this 4 player co-op multiplayer is going to work with another statement from Bioware:
4 player co-op multiplayer
Join your friends in the all-out galactic war to take Earth back. The universe of Mass Effect expands with the addition of new co-op multiplayer missions, playable over Xbox Live, PSN and PC internet. Players can choose from a variety of classes and races, form an elite Special Forces squad, and combine their weapons, powers and abilities to devastating effect as they fight together to liberate key territories from enemy control. Success in multi-player will have a direct impact on the outcome of the single player campaign, giving players an alternative method of achieving ultimate victory against the greatest threat mankind – and the entire galaxy – has ever faced.
If you aren’t excited after seeing THAT, there is something wrong with your brain or awesome senses. There is also a FAQ that was posted by Bioware on their forums which you can find here. Mass Effect 3 will hit stores March 6, 2012 for PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360.