All is right in the world now. Well, at least for those of us – myself included – who were upset with the conclusion to BioWare’s Mass Effect 3. Today BioWare announced Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, a DLC pack that will “give fans seeking further clarity to the ending of Mass Effect 3 deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes.”
From BioWare’s press release:
“We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and team,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Co-Founder of BioWare and General Manager of EA’s BioWare Label. “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.”
Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series added, “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.”
Naturally, the question on every fan’s mind is this: how much?
Assuming you have purchased the game or will purchase it by April 12, you will receive Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut without any additional charge. The game promises to add new “cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes.” How this will affect the present ending is yet to be announced, but I certainly think fans will rejoice at this announcement.
Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut is due for release sometime this summer.
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