Mass Effect 3 'Citadel' DLC split on Xbox 360

Mass Effect 3's "Citadel" downloadable content is larger than 2 GB, Microsoft's size limit on Xbox 360, and therefore has been split into two downloads.

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We had heard that Mass Effect 3's final piece of downloadable content, the single-player mission called Citadel, was a large undertaking. But just how large wasn't clear until recently, when BioWare revealed that the content had been split into two parts on Xbox 360 due to size restrictions.

A FAQ from BioWare explains that this pack is larger than previous ones, necessitating the split. The first part will be listed as $14.99, and the second will be listed as free. This means you could technically download the second part without buying the pack, but it won't work without the first downloaded as well. The PC and PlayStation 3 versions of Citadel will each come as one download.

Mass Effect 3's Omega had already pushed the limits of allowable size on Xbox Live, as the 1.99 GB download touched the very edge of the 2 GB limit on the platform. Citadel was always aiming to be more ambitious, so it makes sense that it would cross Microsoft's limit.

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    March 4, 2013 10:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Mass Effect 3 'Citadel' DLC split on Xbox 360.

    Mass Effect 3's "Citadel" downloadable content is larger than 2 GB, Microsoft's size limit on Xbox 360, and therefore has been split into two downloads.

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      March 4, 2013 12:11 PM

      would have loved to have had this when I was playing it, but I've beaten it twice and just, maybe in a few years or something I might revist the triology but not anytime soon.

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        March 4, 2013 4:49 PM

        It looks like a really weird note to go out on. Oh, EA. =(

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      March 4, 2013 12:17 PM

      Am I trippin or has the quality of the voice acting gone way down?

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      March 4, 2013 12:41 PM

      Carmine?

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      March 4, 2013 12:49 PM

      So what is this even supposed to be about?

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        March 4, 2013 12:59 PM

        It's names Citadel so.......elevators?

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        March 4, 2013 6:57 PM

        Looks like Shepard's Grand Citadel Vacation with some new side missions, and another inconsistent lull to the overall impending doom story of ME3.

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          March 4, 2013 7:03 PM

          Heh, it reminds me of Vinny's summary of ME3 in the 12-11-2012 Bombcast at 45 minutes:

          Soldier dude: "Shepard, where the hell have you been?!"
          Shepard: "Well, I found this guy's wallet on this planet, so I'm gonna return that to him on the Citadel... I found this artifact, these necklaces... they've been looking for them for like 5 years! This lady at the Citadel wanted it... So I'm gonna head back to the Citadel... and I have to introduce myself, because I only overheard the conversation; I don't want to walk up and go, 'Oh, I found your necklace,' which is maybe a little stalker-ish, but... Why, what are you guys up to?"

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      March 4, 2013 4:56 PM

      Damn, another $15 dollars. I'm a sucker though and will totally buy it. The Omega DLC was a lot of fun, and way longer than I had expected.

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      March 4, 2013 5:35 PM

      Sounds like the type of thing THAT WOULD HAVE FIT ON THE FUCKING DISC MOTHERFUCKERS

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      March 4, 2013 6:28 PM

      Does any of this ME3 DLC ever go on sale? I wonder if I should just buy everything now.

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        March 4, 2013 6:50 PM

        Don't do it.

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        March 5, 2013 1:10 AM

        Don't recall seeing any sales on Xbox at least. For the story only From Ashes and Leviathan seems crucial. Omega is long but more combat focused and not really "relevant" to the main story (but if you like Omega and/or Aria then you'll probably really like it).

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      March 4, 2013 11:54 PM

      another things that MUST happen next console cycle. Selling systems that are inadequate to support the content is unacceptable. In reference to the Xbox Arcade).

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        March 5, 2013 5:27 AM

        Considering that the system was designed eight years ago, 2 GB was a more than reasonable limit at the time. The content has outgrown the selling system, but I can see how that wouldn't be foreseen.