Bioware Caves: Mass Effect 3 Getting ‘New Content’

Bioware Caves: Mass Effect 3 Getting ‘New Content’

The day the internet won. 

After days of cryptic messages Bioware has finally came out and announced that they’re going to continue the story of Mass Effect 3, offering closure to those who need it so badly.

The game has seen a huge, unprecedented backlash since release from those who’ve finished the game and saw what happens at the end of Commander Shepard’s story.

Speaking on Bioware’s site, Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder of BioWare posted a lengthy speech about what they’ve been doing, how they reacted to the feedback and more.

“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.” says Muzyka,  “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. This is an issue we care about deeply, and we will respond to it in a fair and timely way. We’re already working hard to do that.

“To that end, since the game launched, the team has been poring over everything they can find about reactions to the game – industry press, forums, Facebook, and Twitter, just to name a few. The Mass Effect team, like other teams across the BioWare Label within EA, consists of passionate people who work hard for the love of creating experiences that excite and delight our fans.  I’m honored to work with them because they have the courage and strength to respond to constructive feedback.”

“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. You’ll hear more on this in April.  We’re working hard to maintain the right balance between the artistic integrity of the original story while addressing the fan feedback we’ve 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 big debate is now of course whether Bioware plans to actively charge for the content fixes promised. I personally think they should – I found nothing wrong with the ending whatsoever and those who so desperately want it changed probably should cough up some cash for it as it simply isn’t fair to those who poured years into making the game.

I mean you don’t go wandering into a film and say ‘well that sucked, change it now!’. It just doesn’t happen like that. You move on, you deal with it. Next thing we know we’ll be wandering into McDonald’s and telling them to serve michelin star food because hamburgers don’t cut it anymore.

Expect more info on the fix this April.

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