The new cover for Australian gaming magazine PC PowerPlay has apparently confirmed that Mass Effect 3 is going to have a multiplayer component.
The mag's carrying a cover story about the game's mode, and has put live a post on its website detailing the news.
"That’s right - Mass Effect 3 is getting multiplayer! We travel to BioWare’s office in Edmonton for hands-on time with the series’ first foray into online gameplay, and chat with Mass Effect Series Producer and Mass Effect 3 Project Director Casey Hudson about the decision to go multiplayer in the epic battle for the galaxy," it says.
The mag's cover also mentions the component:
"Multiplayer comes to Mass Effect 3. Fight alongside your friends, as the Galaxy goes to war!" reads the magazine's cover along with a picture of Commander Sheperd and his team.
Last month, Xbox World teased that it was going to show a "killer new feature" for ME3 in its next issue, which many thought to be multiplay.
In addition, a South African retailer recently advertised an “online multiplayer pass” for the game.
An official announcement is expected soon.
Mass Effect 3 releases in March next year for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.