I know plenty of you have been eagerly anticipating Commander Shepard’s return in Mass Effect 2. The time for that has come and it means the time has come for a little controversy surrounding DLC plans for Mass Effect 2. The Cerberus Network, named after an organization in the game, is an online portal for downloadable content in Mass Effect 2.
Included in each copy of Mass Effect 2, for both PC (digital and box) and Xbox 360, there is a Cerberus Network card with a unique single-use code. Login to the Cerberus Network in Mass Effect 2 and register your code to enlist! Once you are a member, Cerberus Network content is available to you at no extra charge. This content includes new missions, characters (Zaeed for example) and a lot more on the DLC front.
New purchasers get the unlock code for the portal for free, which will give players access to the game’s DLC. If you plan to buy used, you’ll have to pay $15 to get onto the network. This is no doubt a way to get everyone to purchase a new copy of Mass Effect 2 and not a used copy. BioWare did say though that no one will be restricted from content so I’m wondering what the purpose is if used buyers will get the DLC anyway. I guess that developers are trying everything they can to offset the loss in used saled.
Are you planning to be a part of the Cerberus Network? It’s free to those of you who buy a new copy of the game and fifteen bucks for those who buy used. What say you to this method of getting you to buy a new copy of the game?