A statement (since removed) that went up on the BioWare social forum yesterday, suggesting unequivocally that there are no plans to change the ending of Mass Effect 3, has been removed and a clarification issued across the forum, on Twitter, and on the game's Facebook page.
The clarification states that BioWare are listening intently to fan feedback, and "have ruled nothing out" when it comes to the possibility of changing, or adding to, the much-maligned current ending of the game.
"Someone misspoke on our Mass Effect channel," tweeted Bioware Community Manager, Jessica Merizan. "We're still gathering feedback to create content that keeps it in mind. Thx 4 understanding :)"
An official statement was issued soon after, though, after distrusting fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration at "corporate doublespeak", as one user put it.
"We would like to clarify that we are actively and seriously taking all player feedback into consideration and have ruled nothing out," read the statement. "At this time we are still collecting and considering your feedback and have not made a decision regarding requests to change the ending.
"Your feedback and opinions are of the utmost importance to us. We apologize for any confusion this has caused. Our top priority regarding this discussion is to keep communication with you, our loyal fans, open and productive."
Is this player power proving effective, or simply some expertly-worked puppet mastery?
Previously over the weekend, director Casey Hudson had called fan concern over the ending "valid", saying that "this is not the last you'll hear of Commander Shepard".
That DLC will be interesting, then.