Rumor: BioWare VGA teaser is Mass Effect 3, has multiplayer

Thursday, 9th December 2010 21:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Looks like the BioWare reveal this Saturday evening may indeed be Mass Effect 3,if the latest information handed over to Joystiq is 100 percent on the money.

According to a trusted source speaking with Joystiq, the tease going on for weeks over the BioWare reveal is as suspected Mass Effect 3, and the the game will also include multiplayer.

While many have long figured the footage shown to be ME3, this is the first we’ve heard about multiplayer, but Joystiq said it was unable to confirm if that bit will be revealed at the VGAs or not.

Earlier today, CVG reported the game reveal would have “a lot of hardcore BioWare fans jumping out of their seats.”

Guess we’ll find out once and for all on Saturday.



  1. Gekidami

    Its honestly pretty obvious, we can tell its not a new IP by the hints, and ME is pretty much the only IP Bioware have using that type of setting.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. psybass

    who give a shit about Mass Effect 3 multiplayer?! people waiting for the game itself! my guess is that the multiplayer actually slowing down the release date… the same shit with star wars the old republic.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. mattrobbo670

    its obviously a new ip

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    …But The Old Republic is an MMO. You do know what ‘MMO’ stands for, right?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    Multiplayer for the Mass Effect 3?

    Oh come on. shooting mechanics in ME2 were OK, but they need to improve everything dramatically if they want this franchise to be playable in multiplayer space.

    Basically EA or Bioware DISSAPOINTED with ME2 sales and they just want to have a CoD flavour in the game.

    Here you go… An RPG title =/ can we call it RPG title?
    But, maybe they will have some RPG system in the multiplayer? Hmmm…

    #5 4 years ago
  6. psybass

    Gekidami@ shit dude you right i never noticed! and i was existed about the story. fuck me… well Now i less exited about old republic

    Erthazus@ RPG system in the multiplayer my ass, it will be the same as dead space 2 or black ops level up and kill more

    #6 4 years ago
  7. AHA-Lambda

    god does EVERYTHING need multiplayer now!!?! D=

    Anyway at least it is ME3 and not a stupid spin off like previously feared

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DJ Deathstar

    Having been playing ME2 earlier today i must admit that the crosshair in the picture from cvg is pretty much identical to the sniper crosshair in ME2

    #8 4 years ago
  9. stretch215

    I think if they throw in some clever mp modes this could be good.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. David Sarkisjan

    What if the Multiplayer is handled by a different studio entirely, just like in case of Medal of Honor? Anything is possible really. Maybe the Multiplayer is entirely different and played in first-person that will suit the CoD audience.

    Okay … Now when I think about it, the chances of that happening are quite slim.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @10 I’m sure that multiplayer won’t be handled to another team because Bioware searched for multiplayer engineer guys for their next gen shooter.

    So thats probably it.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Night Hunter

    Multiplayer with Biotics could be really nice, but no one needs Multiplayer, at least not for ME3. If they want to do a Spin-Off be my guest, but it doesn’t get more single player centric than ME1+2

    And I agree with Erthazus (never thought I would say that), but the Shooter controls in ME2 were okay, but last time I played it right after Halo: Reach and it really really sucked in comparison

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Quiiick

    Mass Effect 3 will include multiplayer? … *Yawn*

    #13 4 years ago
  14. AHA-Lambda


    #14 4 years ago
  15. M2Kx

    Mh… maybe MP is just Coop? But then, the tease would not make any sense :/

    #15 4 years ago
  16. onlineatron

    Uncharted 3, Planetside, ME3…

    Could today’s news get any better?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. David Sarkisjan

    @15 Objective-based Co-Op Multiplayer is something that fits to the franchise so that might be it. Teasers are probably showing off single player only.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    I havent even played the 1ST one and they’re talking about the 3rd. Im so far behind :(

    #18 4 years ago
  19. onlineatron



    #19 4 years ago
  20. Quiiick

    @ theevilaires
    Played both. The first one was kind of fresh and entertaining at it’s time but with terrible texture pop-ins. The second one was extremely repetitive and RPG-wise very boring, IMO at least. I really don’t get all the hype about ME2. :/

    #20 4 years ago
  21. theevilaires

    Umm hello GT5,NFS,AC2 Brotherhood,MOH,andCoD are not going to play itself and get the trophies. Trophies>360 :D

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    @Quiiick, Hype that they shooterized RPG genre. Thats where is hype.

    Everything else what Mass Effect has done is absolutely wrong on every level. There is just no depth and they just killed what was good in the first game and just made RPG stuff arcadish and shooterized it and forgot to make a decent scripted levels in the game (It’s TPS obviously).

    #22 4 years ago
  23. onlineatron


    Arguably ME1 and 2 are superior to all those games.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. frostquake

    This has me very concerned!

    I am not a MP person, but I never really worried, because I knew I had games like Mass Effect that had a deep focused single player game.

    I guess the allure of MP and its dollar making map packs are too much to pass up.

    Now resources, will be divided up, even it it done by another studio, money that used to be 100% for SP Mass Effect will now have to be broken up.

    This could easily ruin Mass Effect for some!

    Was this a Bioware idea or an EA idea?

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    @onlineatron, absolutely not. (Well except that is better than MoH)

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Thalius

    For crying out loud…
    A RPG with a shooter multiplayer are this guys mental.
    Why are all the Devs with a hard-on for multiplayer????????????

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Moonwalker1982

    It’s better than a complete Mass Effect MP spin-off really. At least we’ll be getting ME3 sometime soon, and ok..well MP too. I can’t really care at all about that.

    As long as the SP experience remains the same and unchanged (like AC:Brotherhood) i’m fine with it.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight


    AC brotherhood was built for multiplayer its like the previous AC just with multiplayer. Mass Effect experience game will be affected because they now not only have to mess with the story, stats, and then make room for multiplayer on the disc. If this is true.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. freedoms_stain

    I wish people would just wait and see what the game is going to be before going mental or making massive leaps of assumption.

    Mass Effect has always had manual aim shooting. It’s not a far cry to transfer that to a multiplayer experience. All they have to do is rip out the stat based weapon spread (oh my fucking god it pissed me off as a low-level soldier in ME watching PISTOL shots fly so far off from where I was aiming) and they’re half way there.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. frostquake


    But the speculation game is so much fun… That is why they had “What If” comics back in the day…LOL

    #30 4 years ago
  31. freedoms_stain

    @30, speculation is fine, but you don’t have to shit the bed over it.

    P.S. don’t you wish there was a wee “Delete” button under post 31 :p

    What I love about this sort of spam is that it’s almost as if it’s trying to look like a normal inconspicuous comment, except for the fact it’s posting the same one about a hundred times on the same site :p

    #31 4 years ago
  32. IL DUCE

    It is not Mass Effect 3 unless this is advertising the multiplayer aspect, it could be Mass Effect X whatever it’s subtitle will be but it will not be Mass Effect 3 as in the final part of the trilogy completing Shepards story…I’m still thinking it’s either some Mass Effect prequel spin off or a totally unrelated IP…

    #32 4 years ago
  33. OrbitMonkey

    Mass Effect: Call of Battlefield?

    #33 4 years ago
  34. albo88

    all i wont from ME is to bring back the vehicles to explore and explore the universe that’s really when you see the real work of the developers they fantasy and how much love they put on it not in multyplayer that’s gay

    #34 4 years ago
  35. frostquake

    “What If..” the industry actually created these, “Leaks, Speculation, and Rumors” just to see the type of feedback they will get back from the community before they do something.

    Plus, Remember this Industry THRIVES on rumors like this, VG247 post Rumors on a regular basis, and gets a buzz going around an IP…it really is good for business.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Vapsyvox

    if the multiplayer is anything but co-op, i’ll get pissed

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Blerk

    Games that don’t need multiplayer number 185: Mass Effect.

    #37 4 years ago

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