A new Mass Effect 3 multiplayer event has just been announced, and in the wake of the tension that has been struck over the fact that Sony for some reason has blocked such events on the PS3, it’s drawing a heated reaction. The new event is called Operation Exorcist. It tasks players with killing no fewer than one million Cerberus Phantom creatures. If they complete the challenge, they win a Victory pack.
BioWare sets up the task with the story, “When it comes to retrieving classified data, Cerberus has been beating the allied forces to the punch. New intelligence has tipped us off to one of their offensives, and it is time to give the N7 teams the payback they want.” The squad goal requires players to survive until extraction on any map, but on the daunting Gold level of difficulty. Successful completion of this awards the entire squad a Commendation pack.
This, of course, is applicable to everyone playing Mass Effect 3 online with their Xbox 360 or PC. Those with a PS3 will not be able to locate the event no matter how hard they try. BioWare recently confirmed that it was because of Sony, not BioWare, that these online challenges were not being offered through the PlayStation Network. Sony responded to say it is looking into figuring out a solution, but obviously so far no such solution has been found.