Gamers who pick up the PC version of Mass Effect will have access to free downloadable content, BioWare and EA announced today. However, it will only be free of charge to registered BioWare community members.
“Bring Down the Sky,” the first piece of downloadable content for the game, will be available free of charge when Mass Effect for PC releases on May 28 in North America and June 6 in Europe.
Fully optimized for the PC, Bring Down the Sky is the first in a series of planned downloadable content that will expand the Mass Effect story and universe. It includes a new uncharted world that introduces the deadly Batarian alien race, approximately 90 minutes of new gameplay and an original soundtrack.
In the DLC, Batarian extremists have hijacked a mobile asteroid station in the Asgard system, setting it on a collision course with the nearby colony world of Terra Nova. Only the game’s protagonist, Commander Shepard, can save the millions of innocent civilians before the asteroid completes its deadly descent.
The Bring Down the Sky downloadable content for PC will be available at the launch of Mass Effect for the PC.