From Ashes made entirely during window created by disk production
Following on the heels of Kotaku spotting Mass Effect 3 DLC being accidentally listed on XBLA, BioWare has found itself in the soup again, having to justify news of the day one DLC for the much anticipated scifi RPG.
Executive producer Casey Hudson took to Twitter to explain to fans that the time required to produce the disks and launch the marketing campaign, allows the developers about three months to make, say, a DLC episode.
He said, “DLC has fast certification and no manufacturing so, if a team works very hard, they can get a DLC done in time to enjoy it with your first playthrough on day one. On Mass Effect 3, content creators completed the game in January and moved on to the From Ashes DLC.”
According to the XBLA listing (now pulled), the DLC will involve ‘unearthing sercrets from the past,’ and ‘allowing the player to enlist the aid from a member of the Prothean race.’
For fans who have already purchased the Collector’s Edition, this DLC will come as a pleasant free addition to their bundle. Others have already hit the forums to express their outrage.