Planet Mining Removed From Mass Effect 3

Some news has popped up revealing that the Planet Probing feature that was once in Mass Effect 2 has now been removed and replaced with a different game mechanic.

According to Merchant2006 who was spending his time reading an Xbox 360 magazine in WHSmith.

Instead, the whole scanning for minerals has been replaced with another system. Preston Watamaniuk said along the lines of replacing the mineral scanning with a search and rescue system; you can go around and explore these conflict zones – trying to find survivors and that’s pretty much where we will be able to collect minerals and… things. I guess.

So it seems that Mass Effect 3 is trying to shake things up and immerse you into the game more.