Multiplayer is finally coming to Mass Effect, BioWare confirmed today. Next year’s Mass Effect 3 adds four-player cooperative multiplayer missions and the campaign “bonus” Mass Effect 3: Galaxy at War. BioWare’s Chris Preistly explains, in detail, on the game’s official forums.
Mass Effect 3’s four-player co-op missions—there’s no “versus” multiplayer, they say—lets players “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.”
That cooperative multiplayer is said to 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.”