Today’s WTF: Mass Effect Trilogy Doesn’t Include Paid DLC

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It’s almost like EA is goading us on purpose now. The recently announced Mass Effect Trilogy collection sounds pretty neat and looks even cooler (what with the unified designs on the disc labels) but it will only include the DLC that came free with the various Online Passes associated with the game, and you’ll have to pay for the other bits.

I’ve never heard of a collection of any work where parts of it were purposely left out and you had to buy them separately. Hell, George Lucas kept adding stuff when nobody wanted it. For those curious, here’s a breakdown of what you will get with the package in terms of DLC:

On PC, Mass Effect will include Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station on disk. For Mass Effect 2, Cerberus Network will be included which features Zaeed – The Price of Revenge, The Firewalker Pack, Cerberus Assault Gear, Arc Projector heavy weapon, and Normandy Crash site mission. For Mass Effect 3, Online Pass will be included granting players access to co-op multiplayer.

On Xbox 360, Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station are not included with Mass Effect, however they are available as stand-alone downloads through Xbox LIVE. For Mass Effect 2, Cerberus Network will be included and Online Pass will be included for Mass Effect 3.

Information on PlayStation 3 DLC will be available soon.

Not bundling Mass Effect 2 with Overlord and Lair of the Shadow Broker is baffling, because those two add-ons were fantastic, and in the case of Lair, essential to the series’ story. Arrival I can take or leave, but regardless, I think that all the DLC should be bundled in.

What do you guys think about this? Should EA throw in the DLC or am I just making too much of a fuss about this? I get that EA is a business, but this just seems like an unnecessary cash-grab.

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7 thoughts on “Today’s WTF: Mass Effect Trilogy Doesn’t Include Paid DLC”

  1. They should include it. This is clearly why the Doctors quit.

    Seriously, just include it. Especially for the price they are charging for 2 older games and 1 game that irritated a small percentage of people who actually finished the game.

  2. Seems odd that EA would try and grab extra money off Xbox users but give PC users more or less everything from the older games when they could easily use Origin to rake in those extra pennies…I hope I’m not giving them ideas…

    Overall it sucks but not the end of the world, most people excited enough by Mass Effect to buy the DLC probably already own the game.

  3. I agree with @Anthony. I mean c’mon, the first two games are old as balls in gaming terms. Mass Effect was made in ’07 I believe? It really shouldn’t be a hastle to include all the DLC for them? Also, I’m massively bummed to hear that they don’t even have info for PS3 yet. This is always what happens though with that sort of thing. Just the Xbox exclusivity at work. I love the PS3 and the 360, but I really grow tired of this DLC precedence of one console first then the other later. There shouldn’t be preferential treatment just because someone threw money at them.

  4. Information on the PS3 version hasn’t been announced because the first game still isn’t on the console yet. That’s why the PS3 version will come out in the future after the PC and 360 versions come out. They still need to port the game.

    The DLC included will more than likely be what’s included with Mass Effect 2 and 3. On the original Mass Effect not sure, but because any port Sony receives they usually want some sort of extra content than what is on the system that is being ported from, there will probably be atleast one DLC included.

  5. I love Mass Effect and Bioware with all of my heart, but come on guys! This is just silly! The ME2 story DLC is almost essential, and so is the “From Ashes” DLC for ME3. In the past year or so I have been steadily losing respect for EA and this isn’t helping them any 😐

  6. Well how much more/ how many disk would the box set be if the DLC content was added? Also this box set I think is interned for people who all ready have the DLC on the 360 hard drives or never played the games before, they can get the box set then read up on DLC reviews and pick what DLC they want instead of having to deal with unwanted missions.

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