From what we’ve seen so far, the Galaxy at War multiplayer addition to the upcoming Bioware game Mass Effect 3 looks pretty interesting. The big question is though, will multiplayer become a staple in the series?
When asked about this, Studio GM of BioWare Edmonton Aaryn Flynn said, “It’s a good question, I’m not too sure about that. There’s a lot more happening than just Commander Shepard going off to fight the Reapers – everyone else is fighting the Reapers too and all their minions. So the idea is: what’s going on there, what can we explore with that, what kind of gameplay can we have there? And multiplayer’s just one way we’re looking into that,” he continued. “It’s optional because we want people to play single player if their focus is just single player, but it’s another way you can get some cool things happening in single player besides just playing lots of single player.”
It’s pretty plain to see that this all hinges on how well multiplayer goes in ME3, hopefully they won’t try to push the feature if it doesn’t pan out the way so many other game devs seem to do. We’ll just have to sit back and see how things go.