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EA: Mass Effect 3 'From Ashes' DLC not on the disc

Certain framework elements and character models "needed" to be though

EA has responded to fans raging about Mass Effect 3's day one DLC potentially already being on the game disc.


Over the weekend, a Mass Effect 3 player released a YouTube video claiming that PC players could unlock the squad mate introduced in the DLC by simply altering a single line of code.

This has led to criticism from players about EA and BioWare's DLC practices, with fans upset over the pair potentially cutting completed content from the game to release separately.

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In a statement to Game Informer, EA said the DLC in its entirety wasn't included on the disc, but certain basic elements needed to ensure a smooth integration were.

"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."

Mass Effect 3 took the number one spot on the UK all formats chart this morning.