Sure to add fuel to the console-PC fire, BioWare announced today that the first piece of DLC for Mass Effect
on the PC will indeed be free* when the game releases on May 28th. The Bring Down the Sky DLC will introduce the Batarian race and add an additional 90 minutes of gameplay and a new soundtrack. The catch (*) is that it will be free to registered members of the BioWare community. The same download used to cost 400 MS points on the Xbox 360 (not sure if it still does or not.) There were also some new screens released for the PC version. Enjoy!
Apr 18, 2008 10:00
First Downloadable Content Free with Mass Effect PC
EDMONTON, Alberta --(Business Wire)-- Apr. 18, 2008 Leading video game developer BioWare(TM), a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), has announced that "Bring Down the Sky," the first piece of downloadable content for the award-winning space epic Mass Effect(TM), will be available for PC gamers to download free(1) of charge when Mass Effect for the PC releases on May 28, 2008 in North America and June 6, 2008 in Europe.
Fully optimized for the PC, "Bring Down the Sky" is the first in a series of planned downloadable content that will further expand the Mass Effect story and universe. It includes a new uncharted world that introduces the deadly Batarian alien race, approximately 90 minutes of new gameplay and an original soundtrack.
Batarian extremists have hijacked a mobile asteroid station in the Asgard system, setting it on a collision course with the nearby colony world of Terra Nova. Only Commander Shepard can save the millions of innocent civilians before the asteroid completes its deadly descent.
Originally released for the Xbox 360(TM) videogame and entertainment system, "Bring Down the Sky" has received critical acclaim as one of the "must have" downloadable expansion packs. Mass Effect has also received critical acclaim throughout the world with more than 80 awards including Console Game of the Year and Role-Playing Game of the Year.
The "Bring Down the Sky" downloadable content for PC will be available at the launch of Mass Effect for the PC, and will be free of charge to registered BioWare community members.
(1)Requires Mass Effect for the PC