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UPDATE: EA has provided us with the following official statement in response to allegations that the "From Ashes" day one DLC for Mass Effect 3 was on the disc:
"From Ashes is a 600 MB+ download with all new content, including the mission on Eden Prime, new dialogue options and conversations with Javik, new cinematics, the Prothean weapon, and new appearances for all squad members. All of the above content was completed while the main game was in certification and are not available on the disc. "As stated previously, in order to seamlessly integrate Javik into the core campaign, certain framework elements and character models needed to be put on disc. We did something similar with Zaeed and Kasumi in Mass Effect 2."
ORIGINAL STORY: From angry fans to defensive developers, everyone seems to have an opinion on Mass Effect 3's day one downloadable content and whether or not it's acceptable. The latest update comes from a fan claiming to have proof that the squad member unlocked in the DLC was on the disc from the start.
Responding to statements from BioWare saying that the "From Ashes" DLC content was not worked on until after Mass Effect 3 was completed and thus couldn't be included on the disc, YouTube user lljkceski created the video below. In it, the fan claims that by changing a single line of code in the PC version of Mass Effect 3, you can unlock the Prothean squadmate for play without downloading the DLC.
You can watch the video below to see the evidence and decide for yourself if you think its damning. Keep in mind that at this point it's basically BioWare's word versus random fan's word -- either way, you're trusting someone without full knowledge of what went on behind the scenes.
For now, I've reached out to EA and BioWare to see if they have any further comments on the day one DLC or the allegations made in this video. I'll update this post if I hear anything back.
[Thanks to Duraigo for the tip]
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why didnt they have a limited edition first run of the game w/ the code in it? a la battlefield or assassin's creed? would have made MUCH more sense for the consumer, but I guess EA is more about the $$.
It is for the COLLECTORS EDITION. They were nice enough to allow you to access COLLECTOR EDITION CONTENT. I hope next time they NEVER release the extra content to all these BABIES
I dont really see the big deal...as long as the DLC has some content to it and not paying $5-10.00 for armor and/or guns. I rarely ever play the same game twice anyway....and hate it when they add a 1-2hr DLC package 4months after the game has been out...worthless as I have already played and beat the game....kind of like reading the same book twice..whats the point? I havent forgot the first time I read it.....
Bottom line: day 1 DLC pisses people off, no matter when it was developed.
I happen to appreciate DLC that comes out close to game-launch. This way, I can enjoy it during my first play-through. I get annoyed when DLC is spoon fed over months and months - and was completed very close to launch.
Still, I can see the upsides and downsides to have day one DLC. Why didn't they put it on the disc? It was being made while the game was being certified. Okay, I understand, but help the gamers out a bit and just give it to them.
it seems alittle fishy but honestly it's not that huge of a deal. It just meant more mass effect for 10 dollars. If was supposed to be on the disc then shame on Bioware but we're willing to let it slide considering this game is incredible and has true GOTY potential.
does no one else see that you pay for the mission to get him?
yea they are going to put Javik on the dics its release day DLC and you DOWNLOAD the mission for him I dont feel robed i went back to Eden prime and got Javik so what if your that cheap you cant spend $10 on a peice of DLC then go change the code and quit complaining
I should try it myself.
Right even though the game was delayed for three months. Hmmm.
I hate day one DLC,even if it is CE edition material.They could've just released a limited edition like Battlefield in the first place.But maybe they're just trying to get all the money they can before people start buying used copies.