BioWare and EA have just announced that a downloadable content pack titled ‘Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut’ will be released ‘this Summer’ to address fans’ concerns over Mass Effect 3’s original selection of endings.
The content will seek to expand upon the events shown at the end of Mass Effect 3 and provide “clarity to the ending of the game,” using additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes to do so.
BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka said of the Extended Cut:
“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 Casey Hudson also commented, saying:
“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.”
Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will be release as a free download ‘this Summer’ on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Did you have a problem with the endings in Mass Effect 3? Will you be downloading the Extended Cut DLC to ‘right the wrongs’ of the endings, or simply as a curiosity piece to see what BioWare was trying to get at with its cinemas and where it left your characters?
Let us know Mass Effect fans!