Some news has popped up revealing that the Planet Probing feature that was once in Mass Effect 2 has now beenÂ removedÂ and replacedÂ withÂ a different game mechanic.
According toÂ Merchant2006Â 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 conflictÂ zonesÂ - trying to find survivorsÂ 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.