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Mass Effect PC DLC Plans

EA announces plans for downloadable content (DLC) for the PC edition of Mass Effect, 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 some screenshots, and here's the announcement:

Edmonton, Alberta, 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 Europe.

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

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18. Re: No subject Apr 19, 2008, 22:01 Kedyn
 
I don't really see what all the bitching is about. Selling additional content isn't a new thing for Bioware. Sure, you can blame evil EA, but before horse armor, Bioware was selling their own modules for Neverwinter Nights on their website.

If the content is of the same quality as the normal game, I'm willing to shell out a few bucks for it. But, I hear that Bring Down the Sky was a bit of a disappointment, so I am glad that we're at least getting it for free.

 
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