Well, it's about time.
After plenty of rumors and continuous streams of evidence, BioWare confirmed at its Twitter page that yes, there will indeed be a multiplayer option in Mass Effect 3 .
This multiplayer will come in the form of co-op missions, as later revealed at BioWare executive producer Casey Hudson's Twitter feed . Interestingly enough, he felt the need to assuage any hurt feelings and placate those who don't like the idea of multiplayer joining the franchise:
"Yes, co-op MP missions for #ME3: they're real, and they're spectacular. Rest assured it's nothing of what you've feared. More soon…"
Mass Effect 3 is slated to hit store shelves on March 6, 2012 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Fans have made it clear in the past: they're plenty happy with another epic, memorable single-player campaign. But these days, most games require multiplayer, and provided those co-op missions are done correctly, they should add to the longevity of an already in-depth production.
Related Game(s): Mass Effect 3