seems to be true. May be it's the reason of delay.
Additionally, our source also detailed some parts of the multiplayer campaign. Here’s what we’ve been told:
The game will feature a Horde style multiplayer mode with “crap loads” of maps.
It will also have the regular modes such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.
The Horde mode will have objectives like Capture The Flag, King of the Hill, and simple shoot-to-kill ‘waves’ as well.
Up to four players can play cooperatively in the Horde mode.
Maps are “fairly small” but well designed.
Players can choose from 6 different classes, or use a prebuilt one’s. Our source didn’t confirm what those classes were, but we reckon all those from ME2 will be present.
There will be a level cap of 60.
Some of the enemies were confirmed as well: Geth, Marauders, Husks, and a new enemy type called Brutes. The source described them as insanely “huge ass”.
The game will also feature a ‘multiplayer store’. The store will carry upgrades for weapons, etc. and other items.
Players will be able to buy said upgrades and items by earning in-game money based on their performance in the multiplayer. Our source wasn’t sure if the in-game money can be earned via the single player campaign as well, “but I doubt it. Seems like the (singleplayer and multiplayer) modes will be separate.”
Ray Muzyka has officially changed BioWare's stance on Mass Effect 3 having multiplayer to "we're not saying, but stay tuned."
Originally Posted by CVG
Ray Muzyka: "We're exploring multiplayer modalities for all of our games. We're interested in the idea, but, you know, we have nothing to announce on that front on the show today."
CVG: "But, is it something you can say is definitely not in Mass Effect 3?"
Ray Muzyka: "No, we have nothing to announce today at E3. We're announcing a lot of features here, there's a lot of cool stuff, and we're always looking forward to the future where we can talk about more things."
CVG: "I look forward to hearing about it."
You can also see Greg Zeschuk smile and look around nervously in the video when Ray is saying his last line.
Eurogamer has joined in with a very similar rumor.
Originally Posted by Eurogamer
Four-player co-op for Mass Effect 3?
by Wesley Yin-Poole
16/06/2011 @ 14:07
Mass Effect 3 is strongly rumoured to feature a four-player co-op mode.
Eurogamer understands this four-player, online-enabled co-op mode is "standalone" and features "competitive elements".
The co-op component is said to not compromise the single-player portion of the game.
Current reports suggest Mass Effect 3's multiplayer is a Horde-style mode, which challenges players to shoot-to-kill waves of enemies.
A separate source has told Eurogamer that BioWare Montreal was creating a multiplayer Mass Effect experience, either as a standalone game or component of Mass Effect 3.
Is this still the case?
At E3 last week Eurogamer asked BioWare if Mass Effect 3 has four-player co-op.
"We haven't talked at all about multiplayer in the Mass Effect franchise, but we're exploring multiplayer in all of our games and all of our franchises," BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka told Eurogamer.
"It's always an idea we're interested in.
"The short answer is we have no comment on that. But we're interested in the idea of multiplayer."
Last month EA announced that Mass Effect 3 was delayed to early 2012.
"The development team is laser focused on making sure Mass Effect 3 is the biggest, boldest and best game in the series, ensuring that it exceeds everyone's expectations," said executive producer Casey Hudson at the time.
CVG actually claims they're co-op missions instead of horde mode, but as a warning, CVG's sources are all kinds of horrid: http://www.computerandvideogames.com...line-missions/
Originally Posted by CVG
Eurogamer reports that the much-rumoured multiplayer feature will include "competitive elements" and "will not compromise" the single-player portion of the game.
A reliable development source has since informed CVG that the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer feature will be built around "original missions made for online", which will be totally unique from the solo campaign.
Our mole added there would "only be a handful" of co-op missions which have been created with the intention of being "played and played again".
Reports have suggested that the online offering will come in the form of a Horde-style mode, but our source was quick to play down the notion.
Looking back, BioWare never actually said there was no multiplayer. That was Game Informer's interpretation of Casey's vague statement.
All he said is that they're not announcing it at the time of the article.
Originally Posted by Game Infomer
When the teaser for Mass Effect 3 first released, rumours were swirling that the project was actually a multiplayer title set in the Mass Effect universe. Those rumours turned out to be false, but it got many gamers thinking about how a multiplayer component would fit into the Mass Effect trilogy. Rest assured, the team has thought about this too,
Originally Posted by Casey Hudson
"As a single-player experience, and just as a world that people want to immerse themselves in and share, we've been trying to think of a way that makes sense for people to experience Mass Effect with friends," says executive producer Casey Hudson. "We haven't yet come up with a way to do that, so we don't have anything to announce at this time. But obviously, multiplayer is something we want to do more of in the future as a company".