Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Bioware Issues Third Response To Mass Effect 3 Ending Scandal

Bioware Issues Third Response To Mass Effect 3 Ending Scandal

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.

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  • Xellith

    Bioware really needs to do some absolubtely awesome ass kissing it it expects to be trusted as a game maker in future. ONE ending for everyone no matter how you shaped your story? I dont know what they take us for – but I just find the fact they even tried to give us a non-sensical and basically retarded ending to everyone – ESPECIALLY after we were promised at LEAST 16 unique endings.

    “You cant even say there is like ending A,B or C” to paraphrase. Um.. yes I can. Its called Blue explosion, Green Explosion, Red explosion.

    Im still in shock and frustration at the endings we got. Its like they just stopped caring when they put them in.

    I want an ending that is great where I can retire to my LI home planet and raise little kids for when I work super hard. I want an ending where I die horribly with all my buddies when I really am just playing super lazy.

    I want something for everyone to enjoy. Not 10 mins of gameplay that basically throw the rug out from under you with something that a 5 year old would come up with that undermines the entire 5 year franchise.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com newyearnewrule

    Wow, and I was considering a purchase. If Mass Effect 3’s ending is as you described, Xellith, then I want nothing to do with this game.

    Thanks.

  • Ghost250

    no gamer is entitled to the right to make a dev change the ending of game. on disc DLC okay i give that, thats a legitimate reason to get pissed. but an ending NO, i don’t know how many games/movies i didn’t like the ending to but im not gonna complain about, but i will comment on it about my distaste for it, because in the end thats the way the dev intended their vision of the ending to be. im sorry but all these mass effect crybabies need to get the hell over it and accept it. i honestly hope that BioWare will stick to their guns and not change the ending because i can forsee a start of a new trend of whiners complaining about every video game. these mass effect fanboys have got to be the most selfish i’ve ever seen in gaming history. they talk to no end about how great ME is but when it comes to the ending of 3 they wanna complain? get outta here with that BULL$%^T! just because a particular endings they wanna condemn the wholes series like whatever.

  • penguinking47

    And to think I was planning on getting into the whole franchise, as someone who hasnt played any of the Mass Effect games. I was looking forward to jumping into a new series. But from this I can definitely say Ill pass on this one.

  • Crash Okami

    Ghost250, I agree. To say that the differences between the 16 different endings are minor is just ridiculous. Won’t spoil anything, but think about planets, alliances, wars, races, lives that have their future changed, crossed out or something of impact. I hate the internet generation of gamers, too much sense of entitlement. I want to work in the industry myself, but to think I’ll have this audience disheartens me.

  • Joshua Tompkins

    @Ghost
    I do not think they are that mad about the ending, but rather the fact that the ending is the same no matter what you do. It pisses me off because I will spend 10 min. trying to think of the right decision to make at a moment because it may effect the ending of the game, but it doesn’t matter this time around. The series is built on the ability to make decisions, and these decisions effect the end of the game. Bioware even made a huge deal about the 16 unique endings for the game that are effected by your decisions throughout the game and then we get the game and it doesn’t. I do not care how the game ends. They could kill everyone off for all I care. It would just be nice if what I did in the game changed things later on, like the other games.