Though they continuously deny it, sources claim the Mass Effect developers are developing some cooperative play for Mass Effect 3. CVG and Eurogamer have strong stories -- of course featuring BioWare's vehement denials -- but the swirl of rumors indicates that Mass Effect 3 will have cooperative gameplay. I can flippin' feel it.
CVG, citing a nameless source, claims that ME3 will feature a few four-player cooperative maps for gamers to play repeatedly with their friends -- probably exclusively online. There will also likely be an assortment of competitive modes for players to enjoy, a fact that was partially outed as BioWare put out an APB for multiplayer developers last year.
Eurogamer has a story to corroborate this rumor, telling us that four-player cooperative play is a definite aspect of the upcoming title, and that BioWare is focusing on bringing a more robust experience to gamers. Not sacrificing any single-player narrative, but instead getting a leg up on what will inevitably become an industry trend.
We're excited about the possibility. To imagine a Mass Effect with a challenging Horde mode sounds like a dream. When this is (most likely) confirmed, we'll let you know. Check the game early next year.