Mass Effect 3 single-player DLC fits within ME3 storyline

In addition to the promised multiplayer DLC for Mass Effect 3, BioWare's Casey Hudson has confirmed that single-player DLC is also in the works.

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Mass Effect 3 may be the end of the trilogy, but don't expect BioWare to be done with Shepard's story when the game hits retail on March 6th. In addition to the promised multiplayer DLC, BioWare's Casey Hudson has confirmed that single-player DLC is also in the works.

"We're also planning some DLC on the single-player side, because it did really good in Mass Effect 2," Hudson explained. "The adventure-type DLC will happen in the time frame of Mass Effect 3, within your Mass Effect 3 storyline."

"There's a reason why we can add stories to what’s there," Hudson explained to Game Informer. "It's similar to how with Mass Effect 2, if you had a saved game from anywhere inside the game, you could go on to the DLC. We have a pretty neat concept for how it's going to work."

Mass Effect 2 featured a number of downloadable expansions that could be accessed any time during the campaign, including The Price of Revenge, Stolen Memory, and Overlord. However, Lair of the Shadow Broker could only be accessed after a certain point in the story, and Arrival was considered an epilogue to set up the events of Mass Effect 3.

Mass Effect 3 will be available on March 6th on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. The Collector's Edition will offer a bonus character and mission, which should give fans a taste of DLC to come.

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    January 10, 2012 9:15 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Mass Effect 3 single-player DLC fits within ME3 storyline.

    In addition to the promised multiplayer DLC for Mass Effect 3, BioWare's Casey Hudson has confirmed that single-player DLC is also in the works.

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      January 10, 2012 1:51 PM

      sooo, in other words we are paying 60 for half the single player story and cheap tacked on MP, and pay for the rest of the SP story down the line.........

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        January 10, 2012 2:02 PM

        Thanks for the TLDR, that sounds exactly like what was conveyed.

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          January 10, 2012 2:24 PM

          fuck single player dlc in any game. Just ship the fucking games again already.

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            January 10, 2012 2:50 PM

            Sounds like a 'wait until the dlc is released with the game in a bundle for cheaper next holiday season' purchase to me.

            Or is it not going to be available via Steam?

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              January 10, 2012 3:09 PM

              You can't get the DLC for Mass Effect 2 on steam, so I doubt it'll be on there for Mass Effect 3, if that is even on steam.

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        January 10, 2012 2:58 PM

        I'm fine with single player DLC.

        I am not fine with MP affecting single player.

        Get your crappy multiplayer out of my singleplayer please!

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          January 10, 2012 3:10 PM

          The only thing better than a corridor shooter with an annoying cover system is sharing that experience with other people.

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      January 10, 2012 2:16 PM

      Multiplayer DLC...for Mass Effect

      http://chattypics.com/files/facepalm_y4dkowj3rz.jpg

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      January 10, 2012 2:18 PM

      thanks ea.

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      January 10, 2012 2:21 PM

      boo DLC

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      January 10, 2012 2:22 PM

      Fuck you, Bioware.

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      January 10, 2012 2:51 PM

      hahahaha so much DLC talk. the single player campaign sounds like a total afterthought.

      you know, the main deliverable from the first two titles.

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      January 10, 2012 2:56 PM

      reading the stories to dlc for ME and ME2 doesnt make it seem like you're missing out by not getting the DLC, but are nice additions if you want to play some more. I don't mind that so much.

      There are a lot less sidemissions in ME 2 though, I felt.

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      January 10, 2012 2:56 PM

      Amazing that people still don't know how DLC works!

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        January 10, 2012 3:27 PM

        Regardless of how it works I still think it's a shame they can't just tell their story in a single complete experience.

        Even though the ME2 DLC looked fairly interesting I still never got any of it. It's just not how I like to play SP games. I wasn't gonna load the game up just for a single story segment after I'd completed and enjoyed and shelved the main game months before

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      January 10, 2012 3:06 PM

      Will wait for GOTY edition with all DLC included. Thanks for the heads up EA!

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        January 10, 2012 3:07 PM

        But you will miss out on the prime multiplayer experience!

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        January 10, 2012 3:10 PM

        Probably won't happen. They still haven't done a GOTY / bundle for ME2 and all of its DLC.

        I was waiting for that because of the stupid Bioware points shit, and they are running out of time with ME3 coming up. Seems like they could get quite a few more sales, but it's looking less likely every day.

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          January 10, 2012 3:12 PM

          I paid $50 for ME2 at the retail store when it came out (my sister gave me a gift card to gamestop sadly). I really have no desire to buy ME3 at launch. I'll wait for the game to be $15 and then use the savings to buy DLC. Maybe.

          Or I might just skip buying the game at all.

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            January 10, 2012 5:49 PM

            I might get it early to co-op with shackers.

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          January 10, 2012 3:12 PM

          You'd think that if they were going to do that, it would've been done by this past Christmas. It'd be a real asshole move on their part to release it this near or after ME3.

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        January 10, 2012 5:56 PM

        wait for the trilogy set

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        January 10, 2012 6:08 PM

        wow you guys are cheap.

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          January 10, 2012 6:10 PM

          Content must be free. Even if made after the game shipped, it must fulfill my entitled ego.

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            January 10, 2012 6:21 PM

            If the ME2 DLC was on Steam (or Origin, lol) I'd already have it, and if it was all bundled in a dragon age ultimate edition style rerelease I would have rebought the game. Fuck BioWare and fuck BioWare points.

            If I could pirate the DLCs and send BioWare the exact amount those things actually cost, I'd actually consider doing that.

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          January 10, 2012 6:11 PM

          cheap smart

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          January 10, 2012 6:26 PM

          I prefer the term frugal. :D

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          January 10, 2012 6:40 PM

          Welcome to another episode of Gamer Dissonance.

          In this episode Hardcore Gamers yell and cry, "I won't buy your DLC! I won't buy your game! I will only buy games that are complete!" Smash cut to: Mass Effect 3 selling millions of unit, DLC for games continues to be profitable and growing, and hardcore posts to GAF, "Well I didn't like the ice level in Mass Effect 3! But I played it twice."

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      January 11, 2012 10:50 PM

      i have nothing against single player dlc (they were good in me2), but i think that multiplayer in me3 is totally useless. making a multiplayer dlc that affects single player is SHIT. you're forcing me to play that crap