BioWare announced this morning that it plans to release new downloadable content that will address complaints about the ending to Mass Effect 3 – and the really good news for consumers is that it will be totally and completely free. The downloadable content has been named Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut and will be released this summer. This should put to bed the petitions, forums posts, and articles complaining about how BioWare ended the Mass Effect trilogy – not that we have an opinion one way or the other about it.
BioWare promises that the DLC will add "further clarity to the ending of Mass Effect 3" and "deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes." The free DLC offer expires on April 12, 2014.
"Since launch, we have had time to listen to the feedback from our most passionate fans and we are responding," explained Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder of BioWare. "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."
"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, in a way that will feel more personalized for each player," added Casey Hudson, executive producer of the Mass Effect series.