Fans have been in an uproar about the ending to Mass Effect 3; such so that BioWare has been taking it to heart and paying close attention to what gamers, and even the media have to say.
In a blog post by BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka, it was announced that the team is looking into developing new content that will address the game’s controversial ending.
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.
Muzyka goes on to say that as much as the team is proud of what they were able to accomplish with the trilogy and are satisfied with the end result, they also can’t ignore the feedback and criticism that the game has received.
As co-founder and GM of BioWare, I’m very proud of the ME3 team; I personally believe Mass Effect 3 is the best work we’ve yet created. So, it’s incredibly painful to receive feedback from our core fans that the game’s endings were not up to their expectations. Our first instinct is to defend our work and point to the high ratings offered by critics – but out of respect to our fans, we need to accept the criticism and feedback with humility.
If you are a Mass Effect fan and have input for the team – we respect your opinion and want to hear it. We’re committed to address your constructive feedback as best we can. In return, I’d ask that you help us do that by supporting what I truly believe is the best game BioWare has yet crafted. I urge you to do your own research: play the game, finish it and tell us what you think. Tell your friends if you feel it’s a good game as a whole. Trust that we are doing our damndest, as always, to address your feedback. As artists, we care about our fans deeply and we appreciate your support.
Alas, it’s good to know that a developer cares enough about its fans to be willing to address something as large as a game’s ending.
We’ll have more details on the new content come April, once BioWare makes an announcement.