Rumour – BioWare looking to implement online multiplayer into Mass Effect

Monday, 31st May 2010 08:48 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Online battles with the Geth or the Collectors may soon be on the cards for Mass Effect 3: a recent BioWare job listing may suggest as such.

According to a listing left by EA senior recruiter Jeff Goldstein on LinkedIn, which has since been removed, the developer’s flagship studio in Montreal is looking for a “Multiplayer Programmer (Mass Effect)”.

It backs up claims from BioWare boss Ray Muzyka last year that it would be looking into adding multiplayer in some form to both Mass Effect and Dragon Age with co-op.

“Sure, we would consider it,” he said back in November. “We haven’t announced anything on that front yet, but those are interesting ideas. They could make a great gameplay experience. Whether we’ll do them or not remains to be decided.”

Pew, pew, and stuff.

There’s a screengrab of the job listing here.

Thanks, CinemaBlend.



  1. f1r3storm

    #1 5 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    WHY?! Just bloody why?!!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Herlock


    #3 5 years ago
  4. Retroid

    Co-op: I can see that. Maybe.

    Competitive multiplayer?


    #4 5 years ago
  5. Keivz

    Their games scream for co-op! I think it’s a great idea.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Herlock

    Because they turn in into a shooter game…, that make me sick!
    PC dev on console become shit!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Freek

    Co-op, sure. But multiplayer in a story based RPG? Nobody wants that.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Boris Fett

    @7 I’ve wanted a story based RPG with multi-player elements for yeeeeears!

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    @7 Don’t call Mass Effect RPG anymore.

    2nd game just killed it.

    I knew Bioware are going to say about Multiplayer somehow.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. davidkenobi

    Pliz, NO MP Bioware !!!!!!!!! co-op, why not.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Uncontested

    MP… the final death knell of this series… :(

    #11 5 years ago
  12. PsychoboyUK

    EMMMMMMMMMM Should they not be concentrating on ME2 lol as that is their LATEST game

    Far game lets make it better but to little too late who even plays the first one now lol

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Grimrita

    co-op is for born losers and Wii owners

    #13 5 years ago
  14. ShiroGamer

    no,just no

    #14 5 years ago
  15. onlineatron


    It’s unfair to dismiss Mass Effect 2 as an RPG. Just because Bioware wanted to streamline a few elements to make the game more accessible for the uninitiated doesn’t mean we should lambaste them for it.

    I know many a person who felt the original Mass Effects RPG elements were to overblown and dull (menus upon menus etc) yet they really enjoyed ME2.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. onlineatron


    Aren’t they one in the same?!

    OH SNAP! :P

    #16 5 years ago
  17. AHA-Lambda

    @ 15 – that was also me :P

    i enjoyed me1 but found it a tad overrated (played too much of a kotor clone for my liking) but I LOVED me2. Seriously its probably in my top 10 fav games now :D

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Bulk Slash


    Same here, I think ME2 is easily the best game this generation. I really hope Bioware aren’t planning to water down ME3 by spending time making MP modes and maps.

    They’ve wasted a KOTOR sequel on an MMORPG, I don’t want to see the Mass Effect series taken down the same route.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Mike

    BioWare is the greatest console developer. :)

    #19 5 years ago
  20. blackdreamhunk

    they should just make mass effect like guild wars have an online world and off line game. Each chapter adds to the story, game map, game world and online play.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    They already stated that Sheperds story will always be a Single Player game not a MMO. This “Rumor” is probably just that a rumor or an arena type game.

    #21 5 years ago

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