We're still playing through Mass Effect Legendary Edition for review, but so far the remastered trilogy has surpassed our expectations. It is missing one thing from the old games, though: Mass Effect 3's surprisingly great multiplayer mode. BioWare confirmed that it wouldn't be included in Legendary Edition long before release, but some fans are already pining for that sweet co-op action.
However, all hope is not lost. In an interview with CNET, Legendary Edition director Mac Walters holds a "never say no" stance on reviving multiplayer. Apparently, it could all depend on how in-demand the mode actually is: "We want to see what kind of reception the Legendary Edition gets and what the demand for the multiplayer is. And then we'll ask ourselves if we have the resources and time to bring it up to the quality level we and fans want." We certainly wouldn't be against it, given the stellar work that BioWare has done with the remaster.
It's worth noting that the ill-fated Mass Effect: Andromeda shipped with a very similar (and quite good) co-op mode, but it was never held in the same regard as Mass Effect 3's offering — probably because of the game that it was attached to.
Would you play Mass Effect multiplayer? Did you play it the first time around? Begin some N7 operations in the comments section below.
[source cnet.com, via destructoid.com]
I had a frankly ridiculous number of hours in ME3 multiplayer, and I'd do it again. I'd do it again in an instant!
Played the heck out of ME2, never played 1 and never got around to playing 3. But watching gameplay vids mmmm I think I'll wait for a sale maybe.
I loved ME3 multiplayer and I'm not a fan of multiplayer games.
@Xenomorph_79 ME3 MP was a success , wasnt it ?
@TheArt Hey bud, do yourself a favor and pick it up! I think you'd like it more than you think. You were less bothered than I was by some of Red Deads idiosyncrasies combat wise, and I won't lie, ME1 has a few of it's own, but do yourself a solid and experience the full story arc of all three of these strung together. I think in the end, you may end up enjoying it more than most.
But until they say yes, it's a no.
I wouldn't mind one bit just as long as no new trophies are added 🙂
I buy Mass Effect for the Single Player experience it offers so even if the Multiplayer wasn't added it wouldn't bother me personally. If they did add it I suppose it would make a nice bonus.
I enjoyed it more then I should have.
I rarely play MP, but ME3 really got its hooks in me. I think I had something like 1500 hours in that multiplayer. Really found a good crew to hang out with in that game, and for the most part, I haven’t talked to any of those guys in nearly a decade. I’d definitely try to get the gang back together if this became a thing.
ME3 multiplayer is what finally caused me to start playing multiplayer games.
My friend and I played a ton of ME3's multiplayer. We thought playing as krogans was the greatest thing in the world.
Too bad the game had a dumb card system that you had to rely on luck to get the classes you wanted and whatnot.
@LordSteev Yeeeeeeeaaaahh but the price tag see...
ME3 MP was fun as heck!
I would love for it to make a comeback for sure, MEA mp is super buggy for me so that was a shame xd
If they added it in, I'd be happy. If they added it in with all characters unlocked from the start, I'd be very happy!
ME3 multiplayer would make a good free to play game it already has loot boxes in it
Playing through the trilogy and just finished 1. This is my first time playing the Mass Effect games and what an incredible joy it has been. On to 2.
I envy you These are my favourite games ever and I've played through the trilogy 3 times. And yet, I still had goosebumps watching the intro sequence. I can only imagine what you must be feeling playing this for the first time. Rematered to boot, too! Enjoy
I loved the ME3 mp, together with Dragon Age: Inquisition's. Too bad all the overpowered stuff was either a brutal grind, which could of course be sped up by buying lootboxes. It's EA we're talking about after all.
It makes me happy when I hear someone's playing these for the first time. Love these games, and I wish I didn't know what was coming next! I'm envious of you. Enjoy!
@TheArt I'm sorry man, I'll stop pushing.
Posted before I read, but yea, same thing. Love it when someone new gets into these.
In a heartbeat!
I'm the same way. Also, guess who caved in and bought ME LE sooner than initially planned? 😁 I'm enjoying the hell out of ME1, too.
"BioWare wouldn't say no to ME3 multiplayer return"
It was utter crap and the reason I didn't get the platinum because it was boring as hell. Another example of a 'tacked on' multiplayer that didn't need to be there from the PS3/X360 age.
I was so annoyed having to play the multiplayer to try and boost my whatever it was called the first time around. I know you didn't HAVE to. But they made it so it was easier to succeed by playing the multiplayer. It was so boring.
@LordSteev Lol Skyrim is angry at you right now for being all over ME LE 😆
Congrats man! Glad to hear it!
@TheArt Naaahh, Skyrim loves me!
more offline campaign for me please. i unwind by playing offline games. the only online i dont mind is in watch dogs.its between missions someone turns up fun trying to find the hacker and give them their due 😂
These games are not about the multiplayer.
There are much better games around for that. I wish people would stop. It's gonna end up ruining the next title too as they force shove multiplayer on it rather than focus on the storytelling and imersion.
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