Shack PSA: Mass Effect 3 multiplayer demo live today

Were you surprised when you couldn't access the multiplayer portion of the Mass Effect 3 demo? "Early access" to the online co-op was restricted to those that redeemed an online pass for Battlefield 3. That gate has been torn down, and online multiplayer is now freely accessible on all platforms.

Even players on Xbox 360 without Gold subscriptions will be able to try the multiplayer offering. The demo includes a limited Gold trial.

While the demo will give you a taste of the game's new co-op mode, don't get too attached to your created character. "No data from the Multiplayer or Single Player demo carries into the full game," BioWare confirmed via Twitter.

Mass Effect 3 will be available on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on March 6th.