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Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned

The BioWare Blog has a post from BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka confirming that criticism of the ending of Mass Effect 3 has had a massive effect on them, and they will indeed be changing the way the game ends, as they said they might. Here's a bit on their change in plans, and what lead to this point:

Building on their research, Exec Producer Casey Hudson and the team are hard at work on a number of game content initiatives that will help answer the questions, providing more clarity for those seeking further closure to their journey. Youll hear more on this in April. Were working hard to maintain the right balance between the artistic integrity of the original story while addressing the fan feedback weve received. This is in addition to our existing plan to continue providing new Mass Effect content and new full games, so rest assured that your journey in the Mass Effect universe can, and will, continue.

The reaction to the release of Mass Effect 3 has been unprecedented. On one hand, some of our loyal fans are passionately expressing their displeasure about how their game concluded; we care about this feedback, and were planning to directly address it. However, most folks appear to agree that the game as a whole is exceptional, with more than 75 critics giving it a perfect review score and a review average in the mid-90s. Net, Im proud of the team, but we can and must always strive to do better.

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5. Re: Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned Mar 21, 2012, 14:19 Verno
 
Oh wow, even the casual fans must have been seriously upset for this to happen. I read the whole thing but I don't see any official word in there about whether this is going to be free or paid. The "work on a number of game content initiatives" sounds vague enough to point to at least some DLC. "Free shepard ending, paid companion endings" is something I never thought possible until now.

I wasn't happy with the ending but I never thought they should go back and change it. I'm not sure you can put the genie back in the bottle but it appears people are so upset that they're going to try.

Oh and this highlight seems important. "Both Casey and Rays statements say that we will release additional content to address questions, not necessarily alter anything".

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