Mass Effect Legendary Edition May Revive ME3 Multiplayer in the Future


In February, we sat down and talked to Game Director Mac Walters and Environment Director Kevin Meek to dig deeper into the Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Among the many topics discussed was the decision not to include Mass Effect 3 multiplayer in the remaster. Walters “never say” about its important multiplayer component, as the Legendary Edition has been released and many have praised it, including myself and Kim Wallace, who is reviewing the remaster. I’m saying.

In a recent interview CNET, Walters said it’s open to watching multiplayer, but it really depends on receiving the Legendary Edition. “I never say no to that,” Walters said when talking about reviving multiplayer. “We want to see what the Legendary Edition will get and what the demand for multiplayer will be, and we have the resources and time to bring it to the quality level we and our fans want. Ask yourself if. “

Multiplayer was fun. When BioWare first announced that Mass Effect 3 had an online component with MP, the collective community moaned because it was a story focused on such single player. That said, when it was launched, it encountered positive feedback and joy when players jumped into various races to fully pwn. With all the amazing work done in Mass Effect 1, especially thanks to the remaster, the excitement of this trilogy is once again high and there are many newcomers learning for the first time what it means to be part of the Normandy crew. .. Regaining the social side of the game is unbelievable to see in the new generation of games now available on the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Maybe even cross-play this time?

But why wasn’t it included in the first place?In the last interview Game Informer, Meek said:

“I had all these analogies early on so that people could understand what this remaster would be,” he said. “One thing is that the 1982 Porsche needs to be completely restored, but imagine that it’s actually buried in concrete, so you have to scrape everything off.” Try something like “Does this still work?” Do you want to blow off the engine turnover? As you know, it’s a daunting task. And I think people underestimate what it’s like to play this game. Because every step gives you a painful choice. We spend our time trying to really improve it. “And” Where does this lead us? ”

“I strongly feel that the majority of our fans have chosen the ones they are most passionate about. It was really hard on the topic of multiplayer. Another way to get all online systems to work. It’s a big chunk, but at the same time it involves a lot of other logistics. The construction of the economy is quite different. Then the question “Do you support after release? What about those who are still playing?” It came out. Today’s multiplayer? Are you trying to find a way to cross-play between PS3 and PS4? There were many. ”

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Dear readers, what do you think? Do you think it was a mistake to exclude multiplayer from Mass Effect Legendary Edition, or did they make the right call? Will it be added to Mass Effect Legendary Edition? Listen to your thoughts in the comments section below!