According to Kotaku, there are plans for even more downloadable content for Mass Effect 2 (which they note isn’t odd, just that they learned about it through a PS3 patch). The arrival of, ahem, ‘Arrival’ is still speculation and has not been announced officially but the Members of the official Mass Effect forums are speculating that a recent update to the game’s Cerberus Network news feed may hint at the content of Arrival. Here’s the update:
Historians and astronomers alike are abuzz tonight over a new paper published by Dr. Amanda Kenson of the University of Arcturus. Her team claims that by testing the dust trapped in the gravity wells around a mass relay, and comparing its composition to that of dust clouds in the same system, scientists can create a timeline of when the relay passed through the dust. Her conclusion? “Only a small fraction of the mass effect relays date back 50,000 years,” she writes, “The majority are far older, indicating they were created by a species predating even the Protheans.” Dr. Aurana T’Meles of the University of Serrice met the information with skepticism: “While Dr. Kenson’s methods appear sound, the asari tried a similar procedure centuries ago and discounted it. What civilization could have spanned the galaxy for not thousands, but millions of years? If this were the case, we should have found mountains of evidence of their passing. Where is this species now?”
So that’s what’s known. This may be an attempt to lay the groundwork for Mass Effect 3 coming out later. Everyone’s waiting for an official announcement.