For those genuinely enthusiastic to play Mass Effect 3 cooperatively — or anyone hoping to find further reasons to care about it — BioWare has publicized more details about the mode, by way of an interview with itself. Not all of the information is new per se, but there are a few items of interest.
Local co-op “is definitely on the table as something we might add,” says producer Jesse Houston. Kinect support is out for multiplayer, as is friendly fire (hooray!) — though the latter could potentially be introduced “later as some sort of modifier to the game, but not at release.”
And in case you’re worried about any of this stuff going away due to server-related costs, worry not. BioWare has a plan in place. “We won’t be taking the servers down until we realize that there aren’t enough players playing to warrant keeping them up and when we do take them down, we will make sure there are options so the players who are playing don’t feel abandoned.”
New Mass Effect 3 co-op details [Eurogamer]