...No Release Date, Though
Jon telephoned me rather swiftly after starting Mass Effect 3 to complain that he was unable to import the face of his Commander Shepard into Mass Effect 3, a problem shared by gamers worldwide.
But BioWare have announced that they've fixed the bug, and the fix will be included in the game's next patch...only they're not sure when that will be exactly.
"We have fixed the issue of faces not correctly importing into Mass Effect 3," said BioWare's Chris Priestly on their official social forums. "It will be included as part of the next Mass Effect 3 patch.
"The not completely good news is that I do not yet have a confirmed date for when the patch will be available. A new patch gets heavily tested by BioWare, EA, Microsoft and Sony before it can be released to the public. We all want to be sure that it fixes the issues it is supposed to fix and doesn't start any new issues (this is called testing or certification testing ). If a patch fails during testing, it is sent back, fixed again and retested until it passes. Then it is released to gamers. Until we know that the patch has passed certification testing, I don't want to give even a rough idea of the date, to prevent disappointment should it need further testing.
"So I'm sorry I don't have the full answer you all want and are waiting for yet. When I can give you the date when the patch will be available I will."
Good to know that BioWare are being thorough about this, though...a couple of weeks after the game released.