Thursday, April 5, 2012

BioWare Appeases Angry Fans with ME3: Extended Cut

It's no secret that BioWare's latest Mass Effect title has stirred up ever so slightly of a controversy as pertains to it's ending. EA has heard, and now they've answered.

Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut might sound like something that starts to stir up some Capcom-esque feelings in players, but worry not- this 'ultimate' edition is free.

The extra content that will bump the core game up into an EC edition is actually a free download pack. Available later this Summer, the DLC will not really alter the game at all but will instead add more to the end game cinematic that should clear things up a bit for fans.
“We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and team,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Co-Founder of BioWare and General Manager of EA’s BioWare Label. “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, in a way that will feel more personalized for each player.”
So there's no real solid date yet (other than 'summer') but we do know that the download will be both free and available for players on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. More as we get it-