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Mass Effect 4 to get delightful multiplayer

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Mass Effect 3 had some excellent multiplayer. It was fun and cooperative, and had some excellent tie in with the game. The new Mass Effect (that won’t be called Mass Effect 4 but we’ll keep calling that until we get a new name to work with) will also have multiplayer and Bioware is looking for the right leader for it.

The game must be pretty far along if they’re already looking for someone to lead the multiplayer team. That gets tacked on at the end, right? I kid, I kid. Well, not that much – most of the character models and core features of the game will already be decided by now if they’re looking to integrate the multiplayer in at this point.

I really like some of the elements of the job listing. There’s the usual “play well with others” type expectations, but these are the ones that make me smile.

  • Provide clear context to the team for how the features fit into the larger game, how they fit into the market place, and how it serves and delights our fans.
  • Be the Voice of the players for the area of ownership, articulate clearly fans expectations to the team and provide actionable items.

Of course there are also the goals that make me cringe, mostly around sustained profitability. Then again, multiplayer games do make money with all the cosmetic add-ons that you can get. As long as it doesn’t become pay-to-win, of course, it should be fine for those who want to spend their money that way.

More than anything, I’m just excited that they’re hiring more people for the new Mass Effect. That must mean that the game is coming soon. That must mean that we’ll get more details in the coming weeks and months – maybe even before E3. I know we are all desperate for any news that we can get. Well, at least I am.

Last Updated: February 12, 2015

39 Comments

  1. RinceThis

    February 12, 2015 at 08:05

    Oh man I loved that level in ME3 MP. Shit load of fun on Gold! Unless you are playing with OvZg as a Krogan, he spends most of his time shooting at the sky…

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    • Tosh "Did he just say that?"

      February 12, 2015 at 08:27

      At least he stayed in character, Krogans generally aren’t the smartest bunch.

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      • RinceThis

        February 12, 2015 at 08:34

        Yeah. On the on mission, think it was in London, he couldn’t stop shooting at the moon. We’d have team mates crying for help at his feet, and he would be screaming RWAAAAA!

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        • Tosh "Did he just say that?"

          February 12, 2015 at 08:36

          Won’t lie, that’s pretty awesome πŸ˜€

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          • RinceThis

            February 12, 2015 at 08:37

            Not when you are on the 10th wave of gold with 1 minute to spare!

          • Tosh "Did he just say that?"

            February 12, 2015 at 08:38

            Nope, still awesome. πŸ˜€

        • Rock789

          February 12, 2015 at 08:37

          That is epicness in action, right there!!!

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          • RinceThis

            February 12, 2015 at 08:37

            Haha! Did you ever play with us? Or was that just Andre and Werner?

          • Rock789

            February 12, 2015 at 08:41

            Sadly no… Was #ForeverSP in Mass Effect… Never tried MP (didn’t have internet back then).

      • Rock789

        February 12, 2015 at 08:36

        Wrex SMASH!! **shoots into the sky**

        πŸ™‚

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  2. PointMan

    February 12, 2015 at 08:24

    Ahhh ME3 MP good times, I held the top spot on the local leader board for a few weeks………then all the credit card junkies started buying there way up the laddder.

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    • Tosh "Did he just say that?"

      February 12, 2015 at 08:26

      *their

      Somebody had to. >_>

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      • Spy Master Tokashi

        February 12, 2015 at 08:30

        their is a thing in there pants, why does not them doing something about there thing in there pants

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      • Hammersteyn

        February 12, 2015 at 08:31

        their thier, its fyne know

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        • Tosh "Did he just say that?"

          February 12, 2015 at 08:40

          I’m finding the more I’m exposed to the purposeful errors, the more I’m able to just move on. It’s the unintentional ones that drive me bat shit crazy.

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          • Hammersteyn

            February 12, 2015 at 08:41

            XD

      • Lord Chaos

        February 12, 2015 at 09:37

        “they’re”

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    • Matthew Holliday

      February 12, 2015 at 09:20

      #1 is a bold claim, considering i was also top 5 for a while.

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  3. Tosh "Did he just say that?"

    February 12, 2015 at 08:25

    • RinceThis

      February 12, 2015 at 08:33

      Hahaha! Man that is freaky!

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    • Mossel

      February 12, 2015 at 09:45

      haha! I totally read that in a Salad Fingers voice.

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      • Tosh "Did he just say that?"

        February 12, 2015 at 09:49

        That’s actually quite fitting O_o

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  4. Spy Master Tokashi

    February 12, 2015 at 08:29

    Why do they have to create a new multiplayer thing, why dont they just take what they have done in ME3 and do the same. Isnt what they do with COD and BF ? I mean every release for COD is the same and people keep on buying it …

    trolololol πŸ˜‰

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  5. Hammersteyn

    February 12, 2015 at 08:31

    Getting this days day one. You win this time EA

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    • Spy Master Tokashi

      February 12, 2015 at 08:34

      EA and Bioware did a good job with Dragon Age Inquisition, I have spent 105 hours going through the first play through. Playing as a Human Rogue, siding with templars and against mages

      dare I say that I have started again, this time a Elf mage πŸ˜‰

      This just makes me more excited about the new mass effect, they have proven to us that they can deliver quality.

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      • Hammersteyn

        February 12, 2015 at 08:41

        I’ll get that game eventually.

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  6. Rock789

    February 12, 2015 at 08:42

    Cannot wait for more Mass Effect awesomeness!!!

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  7. Lardus-Resident Perve

    February 12, 2015 at 08:44

    Never played the MP in ME3, mainly because I didn’t have a stable interwebz connection back then. As long as MP is not mandatory to enjoy the SP campaign, I am happy.

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    • Tosh "Did he just say that?"

      February 12, 2015 at 08:55

      Your last point. I like it. Please BioWare, none of this “be online to enjoy your SP game” shit. Don’t pull a Ubicrap.

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      • justlikemo

        February 12, 2015 at 09:07

        Definitely, and if your bringing Shepard back, which I think they will, we want more guns more action!

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        • Tosh "Did he just say that?"

          February 12, 2015 at 09:50

          Shepard isn’t coming back. They’ve already said so.

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          • Kensei Seraph

            February 12, 2015 at 11:59

            What might happens is that Cerberus will have donated to various sperm banks around the galaxy while reviving Shepard so that in the event of Shepard’s ultimate death there will be someone (or several someones) who possess the superior human DNA that Shepard possessed.

  8. Ghost In The Rift

    February 12, 2015 at 08:51

    Another epic game for Darryn to kill more Quarians…XD

    Cant wait…:-D

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    • Tosh "Did he just say that?"

      February 12, 2015 at 08:54

      Well, historically, one seems to be enough πŸ˜›

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  9. justlikemo

    February 12, 2015 at 09:11

    We are waiting for ME4, ME3 was excellent! Multiplayer rocked!
    Krogan Shaman was my man!
    Quarian engineer with a turret racked up the points like crazy in multiplayer!
    Ahh the joys, these kind of games that made multiplayer awesome!

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  10. WitWolfy

    February 12, 2015 at 10:17

    Show, dont tell!

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  11. CypherGate

    February 12, 2015 at 11:27

    I been waiting for news on this game for a very long time. Still saving up for my console. By the time i have the cash this will be my first game.

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  12. Kensei Seraph

    February 12, 2015 at 11:55

    If ME3’s and DA:I’s multiplayer is anything to go by then the multiplayer will come with the basic character classes and a handful of basic weapons unlocked and you’ll either have to spend weeks farming the MP currency to buy a chest with a random chance to get the better/interesting weapons and classes or you can spend a few hundred and just buy the chest to get the random chance to get them.

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