Rumors have been swirling that Mass Effect 3 will feature a four player co-operative “Horde” style mode. If Bioware did decide to add multiplayer to the Mass Effect series I think this is the only way it could work without feeling completely tacked on, and I would be fine with this personally. It seems like it’s getting harder and harder to ship a game without a “Horde” mode these days, people just love that stuff! Nothing like relaxing with some friends and pounding the AI into a pulp.
Eurogamer asked Bioware about these rumors at E3 and Bioware co-founder Ray Muzyka had this to say;
“We haven’t talked at all about multiplayer in the Mass Effect franchise, but we’re exploring multiplayer in all of our games and all of our franchises,”
“The short answer is we have no comment on that. But we’re interested in the idea of multiplayer.”
Time will tell, but I see this as being a definite possibility.