BioWare Releasing Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut This Summer
Over the last few weeks there has been a retarded amount of controversy over the ending of Mass Effect 3, culminating a fundraiser called “Retake Mass Effect,” who’s goal was to get BioWare to change the ending of the game. Recently, BioWare came out and said that they will be changing the ending of the game to appease the fans. Today they announced how they will be changing it.
Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut is an upcoming free DLC pack for the game that, according to the press release, “will expand upon the events at the end” of ME3. The pack will include more cutscenes and epilogue scenes that will give players an ending to their own story by taking the choices they made throughout the game into account. Or something. They don’t really say much in the press release about what it will do aside from the additional cutscenes and epilogues.
Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder of BioWare, said in the statement:
“We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and team. 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.”
Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series Casey Hudson said:
“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.”
I can just imagine that while he was writing that statement Hudson was just stabbing an intern in the heart to keep himself from tracking down the “Retake” guys and killing all of them, which is good. Everyone knows interns aren’t real people.
No specific release date has been given, but expect to see Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut this summer.
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