Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut “clarifies ending,” out summer

Thursday, 5 April 2012 14:17 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

BioWare has announced Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, a free DLC pack expanding the events at the end of the game.

Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, Extended Cut will give fans “seeking further clarity to the ending of Mass Effect 3″ deeper insights into how their personal journey “concludes.”

With 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.

The announcement of the content has been expected, as last month,  BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka issued an open letter to the community stating that news on more DLC would “arrive next month.”

He said the team was hard at work on “a number of game content initiatives” which would “help answer questions, and provide more “clarity for those seeking further closure to their journey.”

“We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and team,”Muzyka said today in the press release.“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.”

Since the release of Mass Effect 3, the fan base has been extremely loud over what it felt were plot holes in the ending of the game, and many started petitioning Bioware to change the ending and even going as far as to file and FTC complaint.

When said backlash reached a fevered pitch, executive producer Casey Hudson told fans their concerns were“valid, and promised that BioWare was listening – and today it appears they were.

“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,” executive producer Casey Hudson said today, promising the DLC was created in a way that “will feel more personalized for each player,”

Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will be available for download this summer on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC for free.

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