Mass Effect 2's Cerberus Network Taking Hiatus; More DLC Confirmed

News updates from Mass Effect 2's Cerberus Network will cease after the service marks its one year anniversary on Jan. 24. Updates will then come only with downloadable content - and one more package is on the way in 2011.

Cerberus Network's daily update has added background to the Mass Effect continuity, providing a short one- or two-paragraph item on out-of-game happenings elsewhere in the Mass Effect universe. Oftentimes the updates were humorous analogues to news events taking place in the real world; others took a more serious tone and extended the story told in-game.

Beginning Jan. 24, Cerberus Daily News will go on hiatus - "daily postings will cease except for three weeks in 2011," wrote CDN. "A week of posts will precede a downloadable content release, and two more weeks will lead up to the release of Mass Effect 3."

ME2's last DLC package was The Lair of the Shadow Broker, which released Sept. 7. The PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 arrives Jan. 18 in North America. Mass Effect 3 is slated for a holiday 2011 release, so it sounds like we'll be getting something before then.

[thanks to Ian H. and Brianna U. for the tip, thanks Greg R. for the screen]