The pressure has worked. EA and Bioware will be releasing Mass Effect 3 DLC this summer that will change the game’s ending for those who’ve been calling for it. Quotes from EA and ME3 producer Casey Hudson below the break.
It’s called Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, a free DLC pack that will expand on the game’s ending, hopefully bringing closure to the franchise-damaging issue.
Said EA: “Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will give fans seeking further clarity to the ending of Mass Effect 3 deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes. Coming this summer, the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will be available for download on the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and PC for no extra charge.”
“We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and team,” Dr. Ray Muzyka, Co-Founder of BioWare and General Manager of EA’s BioWare Label added. “Since launch, we have had time to listen to the feedback from our most passionate fans and we are responding. With the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut we think we have struck a good balance in delivering the answers players are looking for while maintaining the team’s artistic vision for the end of this story arc in the Mass Effect universe.”
Finally, here’s the man who’s apparently solely responsible for the game’s controversial ending: “We have reprioritized our post-launch development efforts to provide the fans who want more closure with even more context and clarity to the ending of the game, in a way that will feel more personalized for each player,” Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series said.