Rumor: Mass Effect 3 Could Feature 4-player Co-op

by Ben Reeves on Jun 16, 2011 at 12:54 PM

The Mass Effect series has been all about your own journey as Commander Shepard fighting to save the galaxy, but that could change with the third entry in the series if BioWare adds 4-player co-op missions.

CVG is reporting that an anonymous source has suggested that Mass Effect 3 will feature a “handful" of co-op missions designed to be played over and over again. BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka also told Eurogamer, "We haven't talked at all about multiplayer in the Mass Effect franchise, but we're exploring multiplayer in all of our games and all of our franchises."

The remarks mirror what executive producer Casey Hudson told us in an interview during our Mass Effect 3 cover story. "As a single-player experience, and just as a world that people want to immerse themselves in and share, we've been trying to think of a way that makes sense for people to experience Mass Effect with their friends. We haven't yet come up with a way to do that, so we don't have anything to announce at this time. But, obviously, multiplayer is something we want to do more of in the future as a company."

Has BioWare finally come up with an idea that works? 4-player co-op missions would be an exciting direction for the series, but how well would players embrace multiplayer in a story driven Action/RPG? We’ll just have to wait and find out.