With just over a week until Mass Effect 3
launches there's already people calling for a boycott of the game
, and no it's not due to the same-sex relationships that will be part of Mass Effect 3. This controversy surrounds the release of the game's first DLC called From Ashes
being made released on March 6, 2012 the same day as the full game launches.
The From Ashes DLC was mistakenly revealed last week when it was noticed on the Xbox Live marketplace for a few hours, before it was announced or confirmed. It has since been confirmed by BioWare and Electronic Arts. The release of a DLC so soon after the release of a video game has always riled many gamers, the simple fact is that after paying $50-$60+ on a new game only to realize the game is somewhat incomplete and they'll end up having to pay an extra $10 to get the additional content. What is especially aggravating gamers, even more so in this case, is that From Ashes unveils a new squad mate character and mission, the Prothean. While the mission may not be pivotal to Mass Effect 3's ending, it is bound to reveal vital information to the Mass Effect universe/story as a whole that many feel should be included with the full release. For those who purchase the collector's or deluxe edition, From Ashes will be included for free. Otherwise it will cost you an extra $9.99 or 800 Microsoft/Bioware points.