Mass Effect 3: “Multiplayer is very optional,” says BioWare

Friday, 28th October 2011 13:08 GMT By Patrick Garratt

In a video interview with CVG, BioWare Edmonton studio GM Aaryn Flynn has sought to allay fears that there’s any kind of compulsory element to Mass Effect 3′s multiplayer component.

He said: “There was a statement made that the better you do in multiplayer, the better you are at single-player – and I don’t think that’s right.

“The approach we’re taking is that multiplayer is very optional for all of our fans and players. It’s a way to achieve certain things in a different way then you could if you did just the single-player campaign.”

His remarks apparently contrast to those made in a previous media release, in which the studio categorically said that success in multiplayer will bring a better single-player ending.

Who knows. Watch it below, then have a read of Stace’s recent go with ME3 co-op. The RPG releases on March 6 next year.



  1. Kabby

    Big up the new feature. Get some backlash from nerds. Play down the new feature.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DX2Texas

    I cant wait to try Multiplayer I love mass Effect

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Thalius

    Lets see how optinal it is when the trophy/achievements list comes out…

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Gurdil

    @3 Cause it’s mandatory for you to get all achievements/trophies? Of course there will be multiplayer achievements/trophies but that doesn’t mean this part of the game is not optional…

    #4 3 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    Although I like the ideas behind the multiplayer; I don’t think It should have any bearing on the single player game… kinda takes the fun outta things.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. hitnrun

    Multiplayer changes the game, even if you don’t use it. That’s just reality. You can’t optimally design a game world for singular and plural use. Everything changes – balance, geometry, space, story.

    Either the single player experience will be lacking something, as it is with most partner-games, or the multiplayer will feel poorly supported and tacked on.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Mineral4r7s

    Yeah I would like to play Mass Effect 3. I liked the previous games, not bad. But EA just doesn’t want my money. I can’t think of any other reason why they force Origin upon one. They just don’t want my money.

    #7 3 years ago

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