Earlier this year a job listing for job listing for a “Multiplayer programmer (Mass Effect Franchise)” fueled speculation that a multiplayer component was destined for Mass Effect 3. The rumour got a boost when it was announced that a major feature will be announced in next months Xbox World.
However it seems that we don’t need to wait for the reveal as someone has spotted an ad which shows “online multiplayer pass” being included as part of the collector edition.
Some theories believe that this is just a mislabeled online network akin to the Cerberus network from Mass Effect 2. Others think that it was just a packaging design and not the final product.
BioWare are remaining tight lipped on the subject with a representative simply stating that:
Mass Effect 3 is a single-player game
Does this mean that there is another game in the Mass Effect universe on the way? Perhaps the often mention Mass Effect MMO? Or is BioWare just sticking with the above until it has been officially revealed. Only time will tell.