Since a few days after the release of Mass Effect 3, the gaming side of the internet has been in an uproar. Quite a few rather self-entitled fans raised concern over the ending of Mass Effect 3, and ultimately petitioned for BioWare to change it.
Unbelievably so, BioWare has decided that they’ll do just that with downloadable content. Before you go into fanboy rage, they won’t be charge for this upcoming DLC. The downloadable content will go live this Summer, with no exact date, and provide fans with, “further clarity to the ending of Mass Effect 3” and how Shepard’s story “concludes”.
“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.”
“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.”
It’s impressive to see BioWare take such harsh criticism to their game and be willing to offer free downloadable content to make gamers happy. It’s fairly unprecedented, but we’re worried that BioWare may have just opened Pandora’s Box.
What do you think about free downloadable content coming this Summer to give a better ending to the game? What’s your opinion on the current ending in Mass Effect 3? Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below, or discuss Mass Effect 3 in our forums.