EA has formally confirmed, via press release, their solution to the worldwide surge of discontent among Mass Effect 3 players towards the game’s ending. A free DLC pack, called ‘Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut‘ will be released for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC ‘this winter’.
This DLC pack promises to give fans “further clarity to the ending of Mass Effect 3” as well as “deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes.”
Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder of BioWare and general manager of EA’s BioWare label, is apparently all too aware of the fans’ negative reaction to Mass Effect 3‘s ending. “Since launch, we have had time to listen to the feedback from our most passionate fans and we are responding. 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.”
So too is Casey Hudson, executive producer of the Mass Effect series, who claims they have, “reprioritised 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 personalised for each player.”
While this is very good news to anyone who was left disappointed by the game’s ending, this news does come with a disclaimer. The offer is only valid until April 12, 2014 (admittedly two years away), and obviously will need a connection to either XBL, PSN or Origin on PC if you want to receive it.