With only one more piece of Mass Effect 3 DLC with which to ingratiate themselves (apologize?) to fans, BioWare needs to go out with a bang. Thankfully, the developer is calling all hands on deck, and bringing all of their most prestigious writers on board to send Commander Shepard out in style.
This final piece of DLC, supposedly titled Reckoning, is said to feature some form of cooperative element, and will factor singleplayer decisions into the multiplayer. It could be argued that single player decisions weren’t even factored into the single player story, but let’s not open that can of worms.
According to BioWare’s Chris Priestly, Mass Effect 3 fans can expect more news about the DLC some time next week. At the moment, the team is still not ready to talk about it.
@08_ice When it is ready to be talked about, it will be. Not my decision, but I think, hopefully, late next week.
– Chris Priestly (@BioEvilChris) February 11, 2013
Obviously, Reckoning needs to be done right, especially if BioWare plans to continue the Mass Effect series. Casey Hudson has already alluded to development on a Mass Effect 4, but, at the same time, it won’t be easy for fans to shake the sting of that botched ending.
However, if BioWare can pull off this co-op effectively, this might give gamers a hint of what they can expect in Mass Effect 4. The inclusion of multiplayer in Mass Effect 3 seemed like BioWare was giving gamers a chance to chart the stars with a group of friends, but instead it was more of a horde mode. A fun horde mode, mind you, but still something we had seen before.
That real question is what gamers can expect from this announcement; whether it will be new images or a trailer or just a press release detailing the DLC package. An image has already been revealed for the pack (seen above), but unfortunately it doesn’t reveal anything accept a lot of color.
It appears as if the co-op might take place on the Citadel based on rumors and the image, but it’s hard to know for sure. As well, we’d like to know pricing and a release date for Reckoning.
What would you like to see BioWare announce next week? How do you think the cooperative element should factor into Mass Effect 3‘s multiplayer?
Source: Chris Priestly – Twitter