Daily updates from Mass Effect 2's "Cerberus Daily News" ticker will cease on Jan. 24 as the service makes a transition into what appears to be a primer role for new Mass Effect content coming in 2011. A total of three weeks of updates are planned for 2011, according to a recent CDN posting. One week of content will precede one more ME2 DLC release, while two weeks will precede the release of Mass Effect 3.
The writers behind CDN have been filing in-character reports for the Mass Effect intergalactic news organization on a daily basis since late January 2010. These one-to-two paragraph updates tend to be more entertaining than fiction-building, but there have been a few informative posts over the past year that flesh out the universe of ME2 and beyond. If you're interested in pouring over all of them in light of this news, most appear to be available over at the unofficial Mass Effect wiki page.
The Jan. 2, 2011 update is the posting that revealed the upcoming hiatus. "Daily postings will cease except for three weeks in 2011: a week of posts will precede a downloadable content release, and two more weeks will lead up to the release of Mass Effect 3," it reads.
No details on this forthcoming bit of ME2 DLC have been made public, but it's been said before that developer BioWare will "start to have packs that'll tell the story between ME2 and ME3." Perhaps this next one will be the big, meaningful bridge content fans have been waiting for.