Pitchfork waving petitioners can finally rest easy as Bioware and EA confirm a new DLC download that will serve as an epilogue to ‘controversial’ ending of third Mass Effect instalment.
The free DLC will “expand upon the events” of the finale that left many gamers unsatisfied and led others to demand Bioware change the ending entirely. The press release from EA confirmed the DLC content will cater to fans “seeking further clarity” to the ending of Mass Effect 3 and for those seeking “deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes”.
“We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and team,” Comments Ray Muzyka, Co-Founder of BioWare.
“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.”
Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series added, “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.”
As to how this new, unplanned content will affect Bioware’s previous DLC plans remains to be seen. The Extended Cut will be released for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. A release date has yet to be confirmed.
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