Bioware’s Casey Hudson has responded to fan criticism of Mass Effect 3’s ending, admitting to it being somewhat controversial and at the same time sticking to his guns by making known they have no plans of changing it. The developer also spoke of upcoming single-play DLC.
“I didn’t want the game to be forgettable, and even right down to the sort of polarizing reaction that the ends have had with people–debating what the endings mean and what’s going to happen next, and what situation are the characters left in,” Hudson told Digital Trends in an interview.
“That to me is part of what’s exciting about this story. There has always been a little bit of mystery there and a little bit of interpretation, and it’s a story that people can talk about after the fact.”
As you may know, fans of Mass Effect 3 have started a surprisingly strong campaign to force Bioware to change the game’s story, yet Hudson is unmoved. However he hinted at upcoming DLC that would in some way appease disgruntled fans.
“It’s very important to us and we will always listen to feedback, interpret it and try and do the right thing by our fans. That’s why if you look at Mass Effect 2 we knew that people wanted to spend more time with a character like Liara, and so we created an ongoing storyline with her as part of the comics and then built it into the DLC stuff, and we’re always listening to fans.
We have some really great multiplayer content and some really great single-player content coming over the air, and their feedback will become part of how we design that.”