Mass Effect 3 News

Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah announce departure from BioWare

"They will always be an essential part of the studio's history", says EA.

BioWare reflects on a decade of Mass Effect

Tapestry tool to archive your choices now live.

EA: "I see no reason why we shouldn't come back to Mass Effect"

Soderlund offers hope alongside confirmation series is shelved.

BioWare veteran and Anthem lead designer Corey Gaspur passes away

"Corey was a talented designer and an even better person."

Mass Effect is getting four spin-off novels bridging the gap to Andromeda

N. K. Jemisin is penning the first, due this August.

Origin Access adds Mass Effect Trilogy

Plus Trine 1 & 2 and Peggle.

EA lambasts Donald Trump for using Mass Effect audio in campaign ad

UPDATE: Video removed due to copyright violation.

Microsoft announces native Xbox One-360 back compatibility

UPDATE: Saves transfer via cloud. Small Preview list of games shared.

BioWare turns 20 today

BioWare have the years gone?

BioWare boss polls fans on potential Mass Effect Trilogy re-make

"Organic implementation" with all DLC "definitely what I have in mind."

Mass Effect and KOTOR project director Casey Hudson leaves BioWare

"BioWare is as magical a place today as it was when I started."

New Doctor Who character sure looks like Garrus from Mass Effect

Looks like the BBC has been doing calibrations.

Hear BioShock, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy music at RePlay: Symphony of Heroes

Live concert heads to London in September, EGX visitors get discount.

PlayStation Store May Madness sale begins

XCOM £8! Mass Effect 3 £6.50!

BioWare "discussed" Mass Effect PS4/Xbox One remasters

"If we can put solid plans together we'll share."

Should BioWare give up romances?

Dragon Age writer David Gaider mulls the answer.

Marvel's Agents of Shield spotted using Mass Effect 3 concept art

UPDATE: BioWare devs chuckle at ABC's slip-up.

Mass Effect 4 teaser images released by BioWare

Aliens! Planets! And a return of the Mako?

BioWare: Mass Effect 4 may not relate to Shepard's story "at all, whatsoever"

ME3 ending controversy "a really good lesson learned".

BioWare has a new boss

SWTOR chief steps up.

Fan-harassed writer Jennifer Hepler leaves BioWare

Questions whether abusive fans scare away talent.

BioWare artist reveals cut Mass Effect ideas

See how Tali's face originally looked.

Ex-BioWare writer discusses dropped ideas for Mass Effect trilogy ending

Drew Karpyshyn on the series' cut Dark Energy plot.

Mass Effect 3 nearly didn't have Tali as a squadmate

Only 18 per cent played as FemShep.

Watch the BAFTA Game Awards live on Eurogamer

UPDATE: Dishonored takes top honours, but Journey scoops up five awards.

Mass Effect 3 free for PlayStation Plus subscribers in March

PlayStation Store updated to version 1.03.

BioWare announces Mass Effect 3: Citadel, the final single-player DLC

And confirms previously-leaked multiplayer expansion Reckoning.

BioWare: "calling the next game Mass Effect 4 is a disservice"

"The game does not have to come after. Or before."

Mass Effect 3 DLC leaked in new patch data

New co-op mode linked to your single-player decisions.

Greg Zeschuk reflects on leaving BioWare for beer

"You just get tired of it after a while."

More romance in BioWare games or less? Writer discusses

"...wish fulfllment on a level that reduced the characters into romantic playthings, sex dolls."

BioWare's "increasingly toxic" forum repels Dragon Age writer David Gaider

"Perhaps there is something to be said about whether the games BioWare makes still satisfy our core fans."

BioWare: Mass Effect 4 due "late 2014 to mid-2015"

UPDATE: EA discounts comments, site investigating.

BioWare "all hands on deck" for new Mass Effect 3 DLC

Eight writers on board. Main ME3 composer and Seth Green to return.

Battlefield 3: Aftermath out today on EU PlayStation Store

Plus Mass Effect 3: Omega, Dead or Alive 5 bundle for £48.

Should Mass Effect 4 be a prequel or sequel?

BioWare wants your help deciding.

Mass Effect 4 will use DICE's Battlefield 3 engine

Lead development shifted to BioWare Montreal.

Mass Effect movie gets new screenwriter

From the co-editor of I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Game screenshots taken at such high quality they look like art

One man's mission to show how beautiful they can be.

Huge free Mass Effect 3 expansion sees return of the Collectors

Retaliation multiplayer DLC available next week.

Mass Effect Trilogy includes DLC, amount depends on platform

PC gets more than Xbox 360. PS3 release date now "TBA".

Mass Effect Trilogy Edition announced for PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Original Mass Effect to finally launch on PS3, five years later.

Mass Effect 3 Wii U developer "very conscious of not wanting to mess up"

Working on another "big name franchise" for Wii U next year.

A conversation with EA's Peter Moore on the thorny issues of DLC, Online Passes and all the rest of it

"You can pretty much pick out the age of most of your readers by their commentary."

GAME Oxford Street closing down

GAME Retail Ltd blames expiration of lease.

Peter Moore gives BioWare vote of confidence after tumultuous 18 months

"They're doing great. Mass Effect has been enormous for us."

The writer who left BioWare: Eurogamer interviews Drew Karpyshyn

On poor fiction, text versus graphics, KOTOR, the Mass Effect 3 ending and Children of Fire.

BioWare on how to monetise players: day-one DLC, Online Passes, micro-transactions

"Gamers are happier, as they are able to spend money when they want".

Fewer players finished Mass Effect 3 than completed Mass Effect 2

More than five months after launch, only 42 per cent have played to the end.

Mass Effect 3 DLC suggests further changes to ending

More information for those who buy Leviathan add-on.

Mass Effect 3's upcoming single-player DLC detailed

The Wii U version confirmed as a launch title.

2K Games boss says photorealism aids diversity, Notch disagrees

Can games do nuanced emotion like Brokeback Mountain yet?

Mass Effect 3 anime prequel gets trailer

From legendary Ghost in the Shell studio.

Mass Effect 3: Earth DLC blown open

Platinum difficulty! New N7 classes! Powers! Pictures!

Mass Effect 3: Earth DLC Xbox 360 release date

Leaked multiplayer add-on confirmed.

Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut adds fourth ending

Plus, BioWare's new message to fans revealed. SPOILERS INSIDE.

Natural speech the next big challenge for Kinect - Rare dev

Praises Mass Effect 3 for "showing Kinect could be used with a controller".

Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut DLC release date announced

Plus, new BioWare Q&A offers behind-the-scenes detail.

Mass Effect, Dragon Age dev BioWare defends fan criticism

"It's interactive, so you're going to have your say."

EA: Origin won't copy Steam 75% off sales

"It cheapens intellectual property."

Mass Effect 3 headed to Wii U

Third-party support headed up by BioWare's RPG.

Mass Effect 3 update 1.03 patch notes

New "anti-AFK" system to boot multiplayer cheaters.

Mass Effect 3 Rebellion DLC release date announced

Free multiplayer expansion adds maps, weapons, characters.

Mass Effect 3 Rebellion DLC details leak

Vorcha race enter the fight.

The Big GAME Shutdown: An Insider's Account

"In the course of those couple of hours, most of the people I've ever worked with were gone."

PS3 players get Mass Effect 3 multiplayer event support

"It is no secret that the Reaper War has had its share of logistical SNAFUs."

Now EA games Mass Effect 3 and FIFA Street return to GAME

New CEO's "first priority" was to put more new releases in stores.

EA Origin bans now allow single-player

Takes your satisfaction "very seriously".

BioWare: "Sony won't let us run Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Challenges on PS3"

PC, Xbox 360 get new character unlock this weekend.

Mass Effect 3 patch causing widespread crashes

Users unable to load title screen, play campaign or online.

Mass Effect 3 ending may constitute false advertising, says US consumer group

Better Business Bureau calls on publishers to give marketing blurb "careful consideration".

Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut adds player "personalisation" to endings

BioWare: "It's more than just a few cinematic scenes."

Pro-EA LGBT petition hijacked by bots

Hackers add as many as 5000 signatures.

Mass Effect 3 patch out on PS3 and Xbox 360 today

Patch notes revealed, face bug fix included.

Stephen Fry, Charlie Brooker lend support to EA over LGBT game content row

"Good for @EA for telling the homophobes to f*** off."

Mass Effect 3 Resurgence DLC lands next week

Free multiplayer expansion adds new maps, playable characters.

EA hits back at anti-gay groups over same-sex relationships in Mass Effect, SWTOR

"This isn't about protecting children, it's about political harassment."

GAME fully restores Reward Cards and Gift Cards

UPDATE: Hardware trade-ins, pre-orders restored.

BioWare announces Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut

UPDATE: no new endings will be added to the game.

PopCap co-founder defends EA after worst company in America win

"Gamers may complain about paid DLC, but there has to be something that sits between Farmville and the $60 price point."

Confirmed: GAME saved

"No plans" for further store closures, says new owner.

GAME Ireland staff launch sit-in protest over redundancies

"Just had an administrator at our door, ain't getting our keys!"

Why GAME collapsed

PwC cites "unfortunate" proximity of stores and "ambitious" overseas expansion.

GAME administrators close 277 stores, make over 2000 redundant

PwC says job losses "regrettable" but will help conclude a sale.

GAME suspends use of Reward Cards and gift cards, cancels refunds and exchanges

"No refunds can be given for any pre-order deposits paid." offline as administrators shut stores

Reviewing and processing orders placed on the website.

GAME administrator "hopeful" a sale is "achievable"

Insists "there is room for a specialist game retailer" in the UK.

RBS "leading a plan" to buy a stake in GAME

Administration set for today.

Retake Mass Effect 3 protest claims victory after BioWare vows to address controversial ending

"You have been heard. Now it is time to make sure they get the details right."

Digital and physical games bought online make up 45% of UK games market

New data shows just how important online and digital sales have become.

Mass Effect 3 publisher EA hopes GAME will rise from the ashes

But highlights ME3 and FIFA Street success without specialist retailer.

Japan chart: Mass Effect 3 sells 8142 copies

Pokémon spin-off takes top spot, Vita still in doldrums.

BioWare vows to answer Mass Effect 3 ending questions

"We will not support or respond to destructive commentary."

GAME confirms intention to enter administration

Will continue to trade in the short term.

Mass Effect 3 DLC coming to Final Fantasy 13-2

UPDATE: First screenshot revealed.

GAME suspends trading of its shares on the stock exchange

Board feels "there is no equity value left in the Group".

Mass Effect 3 ending controversy saddens BioShock creator

Levine argues disgruntled fans would end up disappointed if they got their way.

BioWare details Mass Effect 3 multiplayer stats

Less than 1% of successful matches on Gold difficulty.

UK Top 40: FIFA Street boots Mass Effect 3 off top spot

Twisted Metal turns up 12th, Yakuza fails to chart.

Mass Effect 3 ending: BioWare admits fans needed "more closure"

"You don't need to know the answers to the Mass Effect universe."

Cancelled Mass Effect competitive FPS detailed

Mass Effect: Team Assault morphed into ME3 multiplayer.

GAME buy-out rumour round-up

UPDATE: OpCapita reportedly makes a firm offer.

BioWare responds to Mass Effect 3 ending furore

Gamers' petition raises $28,000 for charity.

Free Mass Effect 3: Datapad iOS app now live

Receive emails from squadmates, raise your Galaxy at War score.

EA: GAME collapse a "temporary dislocation", won't harm Mass Effect 3 sales

Other shops will fill the hole, reckons Riccitiello.

BioWare working to fix Mass Effect 3 face import problem

Offers PC gamers a temporary workaround.

Mass Effect 3: where's the cheapest price?

Relaying the UK's best deals.

Mass Effect 3 £49.99 on EU PlayStation Store

Trine 2 free for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Publisher Paradox: GAME was a bully, this is "karma"

"Now it comes back to bite them on the ass."

Mass Effect 3 doesn't allow ME2 imported saves from cloud

EA: "we understand this may be a great setback."

EA responds to "unfortunate" GAME stock issue

"We don't anticipate any delay getting titles to market."

Mass Effect 3's Reputation system is different

"You're never going to be the villain."

Where can you buy Mass Effect 3 in the UK?

Plus, Collector's Edition and previously GAME-exclusive DLC.

GAME could face £2.5m of lost profit by not stocking Mass Effect 3

"The focus very much remains on pure survival."

GameStop wants to buy GAME - report

GAME shares fall nearly 16%.

Mass Effect 3 Vault console armour DLC details

Dress up your console, get multiplayer gear.

GAME "may" stock Mass Effect 3 in the future

Limited editions and other exclusives "a question for our suppliers".

GAME Mass Effect 3 cash refund confusion cleared up

Cash refunds confirmed. £5 in-store credit from tomorrow.

Revealed: GAME's memo to staff on Mass Effect 3 cancellation

Cancels pre-orders for FIFA Street, Tiger Woods 13, Sims 3 Showtime.

What happened to the Mass Effect 3: Space Edition copies?

UK landing sites hunted down, but problems in Paris, San Francisco.

BioWare discusses potential Mass Effect MMO

"It's fun to think about. It's really interesting."

Mass Effect 3 pre-orders "well ahead" of ME2's

Consumers flocking to Shepard finale.

EA launches Mass Effect 3 into space from London this morning

Be at the landing zone to get a copy early.

Gotham City Impostors tops XBLA chart

Mass Effect 3 demo 10th most played game last week.

BioWare: we finished Mass Effect 3 before working on DLC

"I've read all 96 pages of this thread..."

Mass Effect 3 gets simultaneous US PSN digital release

Pre-order the download now for bonus content.

Mass Effect 3 DLC bundled with Razer peripherals

Keyboard, headset, controller include multiplayer extras.

Peter Moore on EA's Origin: "I would ask give us 18 months to two years"

"It got off to a rocky start for all the wrong reasons."

Huge range of PlayStation 2 Classics storm European PlayStation store

Mass Effect 3 and Binary Domain demos also land today.

PC Mass Effect 3 does not support game pads

"They may or may not work," says BioWare.

Five new Mass Effect 3 gameplay trailers

Story, customisation, enemies, action, co-op.

Mass Effect Infiltrator, Datapad iOS games incoming

Recieve texts from your Mass Effect 3 crewmates.

No more Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector's Editions will be made before launch

You can still get the digital edition, says BioWare.

BioWare responds to Mass Effect: Deception outcry

Changes coming to correct "errors and oversights".

Mass Effect 3 demo includes free Xbox Live Gold

Online multiplayer available to all.

Mass Effect 3 cover-camping a no-no on Hardcore, Insanity

"You'd better be doing everything well, or you'll die."

Mass Effect 3 DLC included with new art book

"Character boosters" and new weapon offered.

How Mass Effect 3 will be easier on series newcomers

"Story so far" narrative, altered AI responses.

Mass Effect 3 action figures to come with exclusive DLC

"Could include powerful new weapons and new characters."

Mass Effect 3 demo coming next month

Play through BioWare sequel's opening sequence.

PC Mass Effect 3 requires Origin, excludes Steam

BioWare blames Valve's "restrictive" TOS.

Mass Effect 3 Kingdoms of Amalur cross-promotion

EA RPGs raid each other's dressing up box.

UK Mass Effect 3 pre-order retailer deals

Game and Origin get exclusive deals.

Retailer-exclusive Mass Effect 3 items detailed

Origin, GameStop offer in-game extras.

The composers behind the Mass Effect 3 score

Clint Mansell and co revealed.

BioWare video demos new Mass Effect 3 combat abilities

Nova! Sentry Turret! Improved Charge, Overload! Melee!

Mass Effect 3 features cancelled ME2 Citadel quest

Plus, lead writer discusses writing around ME2's ending.

Mass Effect 3 Collector's Edition has bonus character and mission

Fabric N7 patch! Robotic Dog! Additional content!

BioWare may tweak the Mass Effect 3 story based on feedback to leaked script

"If leak gets more people interested in ME3, it'll be a positive."

New Mass Effect 3 co-op details

Playable races "you may not expect".

Mass Effect 3 story files leaked

BioWare: "We urge fans not to read them."

Mass Effect 3 beta leak reveals campaign game modes

Action Mode, Story Mode and RPG Mode spotted.

EA: multiplayer now an "expectation"

But single-player only isn't dead.

BioWare: Mass Effect 1, 2 "just a preamble" to Mass Effect 3

Developer working hard to create a "proper conclusion".

BioWare attempts to calm Mass Effect 3 multiplayer fears

Nothing "walled off" to those who refuse co-op.

Mass Effect 3 SP/MP demo in January

Early access via Battlefield 3.

EA: Origin has over 5m daily users

Fans "get what we're doing last".

EA details Mass Effect 3 Online Pass

Multiplayer, BioWare Social Network.

More Mass Effect 3 multiplayer details

Level-cap! War Assets! Drell! iOS/Facebook!

First Mass Effect 3 multiplayer details

BioWare moves to calm concerned fans.

Mass Effect 3 multiplayer confirmed

Australian magazine outs new feature.

BioWare: EA doesn't tell us what to do

"We still have huge autonomy," say Docs.

Mass Effect 3 multiplayer pass spotted

Evidence for online co-op builds.

Mass Effect film focuses on male Shepard

Tells a new story without Seth Green.

BioWare wants Liara statue feedback

Busty figurine proving divisive.

EA: our games won't be Origin exclusive

Gabe Newell comments on Steam ban.

EG's Game of Gamescom 2011: The Nominees

A shortlist of 10. Winner announced Monday.

Mass Effect 3: vote on default Femshep

What will pre-built Shepard look like?

BioWare: 18% play Mass Effect FemShep

"Aren't enough female heroes in games."

Microsoft "not forcing Kinect" on devs

But gamers will "embrace" it if they use it.

New Mass Effect 3 team-mate James Vega

Formerly known as James Sanders.

BioWare has Mass Effect 3 "demo plans"

Single-player or multiplayer?

Mass Effect 3: exclusive Origin version

Digital Deluxe edition has special items.

Mass Effect movie is alive

Panel discussion set for Comic-Con.

Play Mass Effect 3 at Eurogamer Expo

And Need for Speed: The Run.

BioWare: why sequels are good

"From a gamer's perspective it's a positive."

ME3 "a beginning and a conclusion"

"We have more things planned."

Mass Effect 3 box has lady Shepard

'FemShep' a cover girl at last.

Four-player co-op for Mass Effect 3?

We've heard it's in. What does BioWare say?

BioWare: Kinect an "additional platform"

"We found something pretty innovative."

Why Mass Effect 3 supports Kinect

EA's "core and more," strategy explained.

Mass Effect 3 gets Kinect Support

Uses voice to Shepherd squad.

Origin: exclusive ME3, BF3 game content

EA launches Steam rival today.

Mass Effect 3 Kinect support rumoured

EA image suggests E3 reveal.

Skip ME3 sidequests, get "minimal" ending

BioWare details Mass Effect 3 endgame.

Mass Effect 3 has same-sex romances

Who will be the male option?

New Mass Effect 3 details

Spoilers at the bottom.

Mass Effect 3 tweaked for "larger market"

Sequel more commercial than ME1, ME2.

Mass Effect 3 delayed until Q1 2012

BioWare ensuring it "exceeds expectations".

BioWare: Mass Effect MMO "makes sense"

Would be "amazing" to "live there".

Mass Effect 3 details - no multiplayer

Expanded RPG elements, weapon mods.

Mass Effect anime film for summer 2012

Will fans of Shepard flock to see it?

New Mass Effect novel announced

Deception due out later this year.

BioWare toying with Mass Effect 3 HUD

Senior designer loves Dead Space interface.

Mass Effect 2 Arrival DLC spotted again

Inside the Dragon Age 2 box.

Mass Effect composer explains ME3 split

Jack Wall: It was "time to move on".

Clint Mansell making Mass Effect 3 music

BioWare hires Aronofsky's favourite.

Mass Effect's Citadel "like Manhattan"

Ripe for thousands of stories, says BioWare.

BioWare Docs videogame Hall of Famers

Join Miyamoto, Suzuki, Molyneux, Carmack.

Mass Effect 3 a simultaneous release

PS3 owners won't have to wait.

EA Store confirms Mass Effect 3

Save Earth from "terrifying machines".

EA sells off Mass Effect movie rights

Doctors Ray and Greg to exec produce.

BioWare bosses apologise for Bazaar

Promise future events for "excluded" fans.

BioWare: EA helped us "see everything"

Didn't understand DLC when independent.

BioWare "think of games as franchises"

Sequels are fun to make, says Muzyka.

EA: more Mass Effect for early 2011

Plus: New ME2 DLC released today.

More Mass Effect games after third one

Zeschuk: universe too "valuable" to ditch.