At the moment, a select group of Xbox 360 owners are participating in the beta tests for the new dashboard update. A few days ago, those participating noticed an option to download the beta for Mass Effect 3 – this beta was only supposed to go live next year.
Naturally, because everybody knew that BioWare didn’t mean to release the beta this early, nobody downloaded it and they all went on with their own business out of respect for the hallowed RPG developer. Nah! They totally didn’t do that! Everyone and their mum grabbed copies of that thing and then took a bajillion screen shots and video clips for all of us to gawk at.
The error was on behalf of Microsoft, who apparently phoned up BioWare and had a conversation that probably started something like this: “BioWare! Baby! How’s that development coming on? It’s awesome, of course it is! You guys are great. Listen, about that Beta for ME3. Funny story actually, you’re going to LOVE this.”