BioWare Announces Free “Extended Cut” DLC for Mass Effect 3

April 5, 2012


To anyone who felt Mass Effect 3’s ending lacked closure, answers, or was just plain bad, you might like BioWare’s announcement on their official Mass Effect 3 news feed today. Mass Effect 3 will be getting an “Extended Cut” DLC package this Summer to “offer extended scenes that provide additional context and deeper insight to the conclusion of Commander Shepard’s journey.”

While this will be welcome news to most of the detractors to the ending, it’s inevitable that BioWare won’t be able to please everyone, especially those who wanted to see a completely different ending to the trilogy. The DLC will only seek to answer questions and tie up any loose ends left open, but not to provide a completely new ending. “BioWare strongly believes in the team’s artistic vision for the end of this arc of the Mass Effect franchise. The extended cut DLC will expand on the existing endings, but no further ending DLC is planned.”

All in all, this should please most of the fans who took issue with the ending. BioWare made it clear, however, that they are very proud of their work, and will not completely change it because of critical review. “Are we proud of the game we made and the team that made it? Hell yes. Are we going to change the ending of the game? No. Do we appreciate the passion and listen to the feedback delivered to us by our fans? Very much so and we are responding.”

Do you feel this move by BioWare is enough of a response to the overwhelming fan outcry, or do they still have more work to do? Sound off in the comments below!

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One Comment on “BioWare Announces Free “Extended Cut” DLC for Mass Effect 3”

  1. Mike Grella Says:

    I thought the ending was fine, there is no “Happy Endings” in real life. People are going to have to deal with them one way or another eventually. I don’t like every game ending should have to conform to a certain standard.


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