Downloadable content is the hot topic of this gaming generation, as companies realize how damn marketable and profitable DLC can be. Activision has, perhaps, caused the greatest stir with their $15 map pack, and Capcom comes in close with the Resident Evil 5 multiplayer mode debacle, which centered around the argument that their paid DLC was already on disc.
Yet BioWare and EA are not afraid to reveal their plans for Mass Effect DLC. So far, Mass Effect 2's "Stolen Memory" add-on is the only paid DLC to advance the game's story in some way. Just this month, the "Overlord" DLC was announced and promises to provide more solid story-driven content. Both packs are priced at $7.00 USD.
And now, Mass Effect lead producer Casey Hudson has confirmed that upcoming DLC will bridge the gap between Mass Effect 2 and 3. Probably still better than having a spin-off on iPhone or some other handheld, but enough people are likely getting wound up over BioWare's plans to "stream" the series.
"We have a bunch of packs that are in the works right now. So, for the time being there's going to be a continued stream of DLC for people. We'll start to have packs that'll tell the story between Mass Effect 2 and 3. But beyond that we kind of have to see how people are responding to what we have and go from there."
The third game is already in development, but no one is willing to say anything about it just yet. Luckily, chances of getting an update at E3 are pretty high.