Mass Effect going multiplayer?

The future of Mass Effect will include a multiplayer component of sorts; a job listing discovered on LinkedIn has BioWare Montreal searching for a “multiplayer programmer”.

Candidates best be well versed with “solutions to deal with network latency, de-synchronization of data between networked machines/players, packet compression, cheating, and interrupted connections” and also have the the know-how to “work with databases that allow for chat rooms, client/server games, player matching, player stats, etc.”

The listing is posted by EA senior recruiter Jeff Goldstein and makes no mention of the final chapter in the sci-fi trilogy, but does make it clear the position is for the “Mass Effect franchise”.