In 2010, BioWare Montreal was developing a competitive, multiplayer first-person shooter called Mass Effect Team Assault
, but it was reshaped into the third-person co-op mode that shipped in Mass Effect 3
, according to a Kotaku report based on the iPad app The Final Hours of Mass Effect 3
.Mass Effect Team Assault
saw four months of production before being presented to the Mass Effect
hierarchy and transforming into Mass Effect 3
's multiplayer skirmish mode.