BioWare reassures fans regarding Mass Effect 3 multiplayer

Mass Effect 3

Fans of the Mass Effect franchise have enjoyed its wonderful single-player offerings, but not everyone is on board with the idea of Mass Effect 3‘s multiplayer. Developer BioWare is hoping to reassure gamers though.

Aaryn Flynn, BioWare Edmonton general manager, explained that the game’s co-op isn’t absolutely necessary to get everything out of Mass Effect 3.

“It’s a fun and novel way to increase that number and open things up by having a diverse range of experiences,” he said. “At the same time, you don’t need to. You can stick to the single-player campaign.

“I’m sure there are a lot of completists out there who want to do that. They’ll have amazing experiences and they’ll get to see all the cool stuff they want to see just by doing single-player stuff.”

Flynn drove the point home even further, saying that fans will still get an “amazing ending and amazing experiences just by playing single-player if you want [it] that way.”

When asked about introducing multiplayer to the franchise with Mass Effect 3, Flynn talked about how the timing was just right considering the direction the plot is taking in the upcoming entry.

“With Mass Effect 3, we were setting up an entire galaxy at war,” he said. “It made sense that we could tell some pretty cool stories and weave a very interesting multiplayer mechanic into that setting, and that’s what we decided to do.”

Mass Effect 3 is set to come out on March 6, 2012. In the meantime, the first screenshots for the game’s co-op mode can be viewed below.

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