BioWare took the time and listened to Mass Effect fans who have been wondering what's going on with the Citadel DLC, the last content update for the single-player campaign.First of all, according to BioWare, Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC will be released this week, though an exact launch date has yet to be announced.
Secondly, the last downloadable expansion for Mass Effect 3 does not affect the ending of the game. In a pretty thorough FAQ published on its blog, developers answered some of the most frequent questions regarding the Citadel DLC.
Obviously, developers warn that this FAQ contains spoilers, so those who do not wish to have a glimpse of the happenings in the upcoming DLC should not read the full FAQ.
However, we will try to skip eventual spoilers and make a quick roundup of the most important info regarding Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC.
For example, players may want to know that they can play the new expansion before beginning the attack on Cronos Station. Once they have started that, they cannot play Citadel anymore.
As we mentioned earlier, BioWare has confirmed the expansion pack does not affect the ending besides the possibility of adding new war assets that will influence the Galactic Readiness score.
There is also some interesting info on the Xbox 360 version of the game. It appears that due to the fact that the Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC is larger than the previous DLC packs, developers had to split it into two downloads.
This means that Xbox 360 owner who wish to purchase the upcoming expansion pack will be charged $14.99/€14.99 for the first pack, but they will be able to download the second pack at no additional cost.
Obviously, players can start by downloading the second pack which is available for free, but the DLC will not work until the first pack is downloaded as well. According to BioWare, PC and PS3 player will receive the DLC in one pack.
Those who wish to find out more on Mass Effect 3 Citadel and do not care that the FAQ might contain spoilers can find the official announcement here.