BioWare Changing the Mass Effect 3’s Ending Due to Fan Complaints
It looks like fans are getting their wish! BioWare has just confirmed that they are changing Mass Effect 3’s ending and then some. The statement, which was given by BioWare studio co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka, confirms that the studio is hard at work on “game content initiatives” which will help answer fan questions and provide closure.
Since the game launched, the team has been poring over everything they can find about reactions to the game – industry press, forums, Facebook, and Twitter, just to name a few. The Mass Effect team, like other teams across the BioWare Label within EA, consists of passionate people who work hard for the love of creating experiences that excite and delight our fans. I’m honored to work with them because they have the courage and strength to respond to constructive feedback.
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.
The full statement can be read over on the official BioWare blog.
First off, I want to reaffirm that the game’s ending was “okay.” It wasn’t as bad as most people made it out to be but I understand their concerns. The conclusion certainly left a lot of questions unanswered and the finale lacked punch, to be honest.
Now that I’ve said that, the game and franchise itself has been an amazing experienced and I don’t doubt that if this were a “lesser” game, people wouldn’t complain that much.
While I await the “new” ending like the rest of you, I just hope it can satiate the fans – and remember what they always say: be careful what you wish for…