It has emerged that splitscreen and LAN co-op will not be present in BioWare’s upcoming sci-fi shooter, Mass Effect 3.
In an interview on the BioWare Blog, Mass Effect 3 producer Jesse Houston confirmed that local co-op wasn’t something that was being implemented in the title. Don’t despair though – Houston did say that “it is definitely on the table as something we might add,” which at least offers a glimmer of hope that one day you might be able to shoot some Geth with a buddy sitting right next to you.
In the same interview, Houston also confirmed that Mass Effect 3 PC will require a one-time internet check when you first launch the game. Once you have authorised your copy you’re free to play the game offline as much as you want – draconian DRM this ain’t.
Finally, the new Kinect functionality for Mass Effect 3 demoed at E3 won’t be included in multiplayer because it would be pretty stupid if it were.
Source: Bioware Blog