News this week of free-for-some downloadable content plans for Mass Effect 2 generated confusion about who will have to pay for what. Answers are emerging, including more free content and a $15 cost for used-game consumers who want it all.
The main element that has puzzled gamers is The Cerberus Network, which was announced on Tuesday as a portal that would grant Mass Effect 2 gamers access to free downloadable content and news about new offers. The Network is free to consumers who buy a new copy of the game, but would cost those buying the game used an unspecified fee. That fee would possibly cancel out some of the savings a used-game purchaser would gain by not buying a game new.