Mass Effect Legendary Edition: That's why there is no multiplayer

Mass Effect Legendary Edition: That's why there is no multiplayer
It has been known for some time that the Legendary Edition of Mass Effect will not include the multiplayer part of Mass Effect 3. But since this announcement, many fans have been wondering why the developers are actually doing without this addition. The responsible Project Director Mac Walters from Bioware has the answer. In an interview with Game Informer magazine, he explained that the effort is simply too great for this.

"On the subject of multiplayer, it was very difficult. Getting all the online systems and functionality up and running , would have been another big chunk of work. Also, some other logistical things are involved. The economy is completely different. Then questions came up like 'do we support it after the launch?' or 'what about the people who are still playing multiplayer? Shall we try to find a way to somehow allow crossplay between the PS3 and PS4?' ".

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As Walters explains in the interview, the revision of the Mass Effect games for the Legendary Edition was a big challenge anyway for the team. The integration of the multiplayer part of Mass Effect 3 would have meant an enormous additional effort, so that Bioware decided against it in the end. Most of the games would get the remaster version anyway mainly because of the story and not because of the multiplayer games.

Source: Game Informer

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