After a huge amount of internet angst, our bads, protest cup cakes Bioware has announced a DLC that will give a new ending for Mass Effect 3.
Here’s the official Press Release from Ray Muzyka, CEO of Bioware.
“As co-founder and GM of BioWare, I’m very proud of the ME3 team; I personally believe Mass Effect 3 is the best work we’ve yet created.
This past three weeks have incredibly painful to receive feedback from our core fans that the game’s endings were not up to their unrealistic expectations. Our bad.
We owe it to the fans who have stood by us for 3 of the greatest games Bioware has ever made. To that end, I’m pleased to announce that Bioware will release DLC on April 31 that will expand on the original ending to give insights into the themes raised and our stoic fans more closure.
The team and I have been thinking hard about how to best address the comments on ME3′s endings from players, while still maintaining the artistic integrity of the game.
Given Casey screwed the pooch with his bold but flawed approach, I’ve brought in some real talent to add some dimension to the ending. Akiva Goldsman, writer of films such as A Beautiful Mind, Cinderalla Man and Lost In Space has come up with a great ideas.
We think given Akiva clearly knows a thing or two about space movies, he should have a crack at explaining what all the different explosion colours meant.
We’d have got that dude that created Lost but apparently he’s back in his meds.
Mass Effect 3 concludes a trilogy with so much player control and ownership of the story that it was hard for us to predict the range of emotions players would feel when they finished playing through it. The journey you undertake in Mass Effect provokes an intense range of highly personal emotions in the player; even so, the passionate reaction of some of our most loyal players to the current endings in Mass Effect 3 is something that has genuinely surprised us.
The DLC will thus be released for free when you buy the already released ‘From the Ashes’ DLC.
Also the internet abounds with rumour that Martin Sheen has been paid a second salary to come in and do some new scenes.