Mass Effect 3 Xbox demo includes free Gold access

By on February 2, 2012

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The Mass Effect 3 demo, which is coming on Feb 14 to ruin our valentines, will require the esteemed Gold member access on Xbox Live, BioWare said today.

However, BioWare wants to ensure that every bit of that fan base gets to try the multiplayer portion of the demo, and for that will be giving out a “limited time” Xbox Live Gold access to those who haven’t subscribed to the service.

This is what Microsoft told BioWare:
“In celebration of ME3, Xbox is pleased to provide fans access to ME3 demo multiplayer for the time leading to launch. Xbox LIVE Gold gives you exclusive benefits including multiplayer gaming, member-only deals & previews, and access to entertainment with Netflix, ESPN, Hulu Plus and more.”

It is unclear if Silver members will still have to wait a week to download the demo, or not. In that case, players can just try the demo on the PS3 or PC, where downloads are fast and online is free.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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