Mass Effect 3: Earth‘s new Platinum difficulty is hard. So hard, in fact, that even employees at BioWare, creators of the Mass Effect franchise, are having a tough time making it to the final waves.
“Platinum is so hard that only a handful of people at the office itself have ever beat it,” told BioWare’s Mike Gamble to GameSpot at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego.
Since launch, Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer quickly became known for its intense levels of difficulty as players traversed into the silver and gold challenges only to realize the amount of skill and know-how that it takes to succeed. However, Gamble admits, “we know that the players have been getting better and better since we launched,” so the time is nigh to give these fine folks a greater challenge.
Players up for the headache will now notice a mix of powerful foes teaming up as they make their way through the Platinum difficulty. Banshees and Phantoms are a pain-in-the-behind on their own. Now, imagine both on the battlefield at the same time.
Luckily, BioWare made sure that many of the newly added N7 classes come equipped with the tools necessary and the added agility needed to avoid danger. “You’ll notice that the Adept and Infiltrator classes are all over the place. The rolling and the diving and whatnot is very, very quick compared to some of the other classes. There’s also a teleport option for some of the classes,” mentions Gamble.
If you’ve yet to see any gameplay, make sure to check out Mass Effect 3: Earth footage of Firebase Vancouver, London and Rio in these three videos.
You can also check out the recent Comic Con footage below!
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Mass Effect 3: Earth drops tomorrow, July 17th, for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 at the price of zero dollars.