The Mass Effect 3 ending scandal has arrived to an all time high today, as Bioware has said it’s now considering changing the ending of the game.
This comes as fans recently filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission arguing that Mass Effect 3’s ending didn’t live up to advertised claims. Apparently someone from Bioware “mistakenly” said on the firm’s Social Network that they had no plans of changing the ending, a post that’s been since deleted, but didn’t stop fans from descending into a massive uproar.
In fact, it’s gotten so out of control that Bioware was forced to clarify the situation via its Facebook page:
“We are aware that there are concerns about a recent post from this account regarding the ending of the game. In this post it was stated that at this time we do not have plans to change the ending.
We would like to clarify that we are actively and seriously taking all player feedback into consideration and have ruled nothing out. At this time we are still collecting and considering your feedback and have not made a decision regarding requests to change the ending.
Your feedback and opinions are of the utmost importance to us. We apologize for any confusion this has caused. Our top priority regarding this discussion is to keep communication with you, our loyal fans, open and productive.”
The irony of this backlash is that more copies of Mass Effect 3 will fly off store shelves as curious gamers will be eager to know what’s all the fuss about. It’s been one intriguing situation after the next. It’s also a very different Bioware from when the scandal first broke, initially stating it had no plans of changing the game’s ending in the first response, then showing signs of retreat in the second, now the firm’s backtracked completely.
We’ll keep you posted.