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Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Confirmed

The PC PowerPlay Website has a preview of the next print issue of this Australian gaming magazine, which offers a confirmation of various indications that multiplayer support will be included in Mass Effect 3, BioWare's upcoming action/RPG sequel (thanks Joystiq). They show the magazine cover which mentions the multiplayer reveal, and offer the following description:

That’s right - Mass Effect 3 is getting multiplayer! We travel to BioWare’s office in Edmonton for hands-on time with the series’ first foray into online gameplay, and chat with Mass Effect Series Producer and Mass Effect 3 Project Director Casey Hudson about the decision to go multiplayer in the epic battle for the galaxy.

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12. Re: Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Confirmed Oct 10, 2011, 10:43 Beamer
 
I didn't make it far in 1 and, for that reason, have no interest in 2, but I could see a way to make multiplayer interesting. Give a goal that requires a lot of space travel and can be solved in different ways and have each player represent a different faction trying to achieve that goal first. So each player is recruiting a different team and going to different planets and fighting different battles to be the quickest to victory.

But setting something like that up, properly doing the randomization and effectively balancing it would be nearly impossible. And it isn't drop-in multiplayer so outside of a few people playing with their friends no one would ever get a complete game started and finished online.
 
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