There’s no denying that the ending of the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC game Mass Effect 3 caused a bit of controversy around the world. While some people quite liked the ending (this reviewer included), many felt that it did not live up to their expectations and took too much control out of the gamers hands.
Due to the huge amount of backlash it seems EA and Bioware will release an extended cut of the game later in the year to hopefully please it fans.
Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the free downloadable content will apparently reveal deeper insights into how the characters personal journey concludes.
“We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and team,” said EA BioWare general manager and co-founder of Bioware, Dr. Ray Muzyka. “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, Mass Effect executive producer also said that, “We have reprioritised 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 personalised for each player.”