There are a whole lot of people really excited to see BioWare bust out that Mass Effect legendary edition on May 14th — myself included. But when it does arrive, we know for sure that there will be one much-requested feature completely missing from the all-in-one bundle: multiplayer.
According to Game Informer, BioWare evaluated the idea of adding a multiplayer mode to the reworked trilogy and ultimately found it to be too difficult.
“On the topic of multiplayer, it was just really hard,” said Project Director Mac Walters. “Getting all of the online systems working and functionality would have been another large chunk to do but at the same time, there are a lot of other logistics involved. The economy is built completely differently. Then questions came up like, ‘Do we support it post-launch? What about people who are still playing multiplayer today? Do we try to find a way to somehow do crossplay between the PS3 and PS4?'”
That’s too bad. We guess FemShep’s going to have to brave the galaxy alone once again.