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BioWare Promises ME3 "Clarity" And More Mass Effect Titles In Open Letter

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Jonathan Lester
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BioWare Promises ME3 "Clarity" And More Mass Effect Titles In Open Letter

"Content Initiatives" To Be Revealed In April

BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka has issued an open letter to fans in order to discuss Mass Effect 3's controversial ending. While not explicitly promising a new DLC ending (as a few sites have misreported), the missive does suggest that BioWare will be taking lengths to explain some of the ending's more confusing points... as well as confirming that more Mass Effect games are definitely in the works.

You can read Muzyka's letter here, but here are some highlights. Apparently Casey Hudson is working on "content initiatives" that will help to "answer questions," based partly on fan feedback. Whether this will take the form of a new ending, continuation or even mid-campaign content that foreshadows the final few minutes of Mass Effect 3 remains to be seen. We'll know more in April.

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.

Just as intruiging, however, is a full and frank admission that more "full" Mass Effect games are definitely in the pipeline.

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.

We had a good old moan about Mass Effect 3's ending in our recent PWNcast... but defended BioWare's right to take their story in whatever direction they choose.

Add a comment6 comments
korittke  Mar. 22, 2012 at 11:30

It'd be a sick joke if they expect us to pay for a DLC to fix the half baked ending.

phil16  Mar. 22, 2012 at 12:21

Didn't be ME3 when it came out as I'm a little busy with DIY at the moment. Kind of wondering if I should wait for a complete edition (with the ending DLC in it) to launch now...

It sad how EA have pushed everything to selling extra DLC rather than releasing complete games any more. Gaming really is about squeezing extra pennies out now - no matter what gamers think.

DivideByZero  Mar. 22, 2012 at 12:43

More and more people will start to walk and avoid things like this in the long run. Loads of unhappy fans that wont be paying for DLC or ME4 if it was to ever hit... which lets face it, will some day.

Dragon age 1... amazing
Dragon age 2... pants cash-in

ME1... amazing
ME2... amazing
ME3... pants effortless cash-in.

BioWare have made some very stupid decisions and ruined some great ideas.

Last edited by DivideByZero, Mar. 22, 2012 at 12:44
Zeipher  Mar. 22, 2012 at 15:12

I was disappointed with the ending of the 3rd, but didn't think it was as bad as people made out.

*POSSIBLE SPOILER*

I believe there may be a massive twist which people might not have caught on to. It would have been nice to this to have been revealed at the end, but if it's what I think it is, then it should be an awesome reveal!

theslickmeister  Mar. 23, 2012 at 08:30

I think the main problem people have with it is not so much the ending as the lack of multiple endings. Bioware/EA made a big thing about every decision that you were making in the game count for something and carry over to the next game... when in the end, it didn't, no matter what decisions you made whether you were Lawful Good or Chaotic Evil, which if you think about it isn't a very good attutide to life to instill on young gamers :/

Shained  Apr. 1, 2012 at 01:29

The ending wasn't as great as it should have been but it wasn't as bad as everyone has mad eit out to be.

Referring to the game as "ME3... pants effortless cash-in" is a little pathetic as 99% of it was fantastic and 1% was unfortunately average.

I sincerely hope they don't release mid game dlc like they did with 1 and 2. For people like myself who play through the game as the story is intended, I.e immersion. Mid game dlc takes any impact of choices away completely.

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