EA: ‘From Ashes’ DLC was not shipped on disc
Argues that the DLC requires 600MB+ download to work properly.
The infamous ‘From Ashes’ DLC for Mass Effect 3 was not shipped with the retail game, says publisher Electronic Arts, arguing that a 600MB+ worth of download must be had to receive the complete set of data, which includes the side-mission, voice overs, cinematics and the Prothean weapon. In short – yeah, that hack-trick is not going to net you the complete DLC.
“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,” an EA spokesperson said to Kotaku in a statment.
There’s almost a tic-for-tac going on between BioWare and the community. Where BioWare argues and counter-argues that the DLC was indeed not ready before the game went for certification, the community continues to snoop into install files and uncover long lost secrets of the buried downloadable content. When will this possibly end?