BioWare and EA have been taking some heat as of late for Mass Effect 3‘s “From Ashes” DLC being hidden on retail copies of the game. Game Informer reached out to the publisher who has responded to these reports…

In a statement made to Game Informer, EA has clarified,

“From Ashes is a 600 MB+ download with all new content, including the mission on Eden Prime, new dialogue options and conversations with Javik, new cinematics, the Prothean weapon, and new appearances for all squad members. All of the above content was completed while the main game was in certification and are not available on the disc.

“As stated previously, in order to seamlessly integrate Javik into the core campaign, certain framework elements and character models needed to be put on disc. We did something similar with Zaeed and Kasumi in Mass Effect 2.”

From Ashes is included with the Collector’s and Digital Deluxe Editions of Mass Effect 3 for free. If you bought the regular version you’ll have to pay $10.00 for the content. The DLC includes a new squadmate and missions.

“Certain framework elements” or not, the DLC was available for purchase the same day Mass Effect 3 was released which will always have fans questioning a company’s motives. Is the “From Ashes” day one DLC too much too soon? Give us your thoughts below.

Source: Game Informer

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