EA announces plans for downloadable content (DLC) for the PC edition of Mass
, saying the first release is a package called Bring Down the Sky
that they will offer for free upon the game's release (the price of future DLC
is not specified). Here are
, and here's the announcement:
Canada (April 18, 2008) – Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), has announced that “Bring Down the Sky,”
the first piece of downloadable content for the award-winning space epic Mass
Effect™, will be available for PC gamers to download free* of charge when Mass
Effect for the PC releases on May 28, 2008 in North America and June 6, 2008 in
Fully optimized for the PC, “Bring Down the Sky” is the first in a series of
planned downloadable content that will further expand the Mass Effect story and
universe. It includes a new uncharted world that introduces the deadly Batarian
alien race, approximately 90 minutes of new gameplay and an original soundtrack.
Batarian extremists have hijacked a mobile asteroid station in the Asgard
system, setting it on a collision course with the nearby colony world of Terra
Nova. Only Commander Shepard can save the millions of innocent civilians before
the asteroid completes its deadly descent.
Originally released for the Xbox 360™ videogame and entertainment system, “Bring
Down the Sky” has received critical acclaim as one of the “must have”
downloadable expansion packs. Mass Effect has also received critical acclaim
throughout the world with more than 80 awards including Console Game of the Year
and Role-Playing Game of the Year.
The “Bring Down the Sky” downloadable content for PC will be available at the
launch of Mass Effect for the PC, and will be free of charge to registered
BioWare community members.
*Requires Mass Effect for the PC