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Mass Effect 3 - BioWare To Release Completely New Ending As DLC After Fan Outrage?

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Mass Effect 3 current different endings have not pleased big part of the fans. In fact, huge amount of players who bought the game were somewhat outraged by the current endings (which I'm not going to discuss here too much, so I won't spoil it for those who didn't finish the game yet). Obviously the ending didn't satisfy the fans, being final ending for Mass Effect franchise and completing the trilogy. The fans also didn't like much day-one DLC-Pack "From Ashes".

Earlier this morning Bioware co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka released a statement addressing that development team of Mass Effect 3 is working on "game content initiatives", which should answer several questions of the story for fans better way. It's not yet known how much those "initiatives" will change the actual game's story and content. But it looks like BioWare is focusing on releasing whole new ending at least as an DLC pack. Further details are unclear yet, and BioWare should come out with better detailed statement next month.

Muzyka tells: "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."

"Retake Mass Effect" movement has started collecting donations with "Retake Mass Effect ChipIn Fund", trying to influence BioWare to make new endings after the disappointment. At the end of this day they had already raised funds of $75 000, and the donations will run until April 11.

Whether it's reasonable or not to change the ending is a good question. Some fans demand it, while the others see changing the original ending as an insecure move by BioWare, breaking the original work totally. People who liked the original ending may hate BioWare for changing it, since it makes the original to lose it's meaning as "the ending for trilogy" - suddenly the end they believed to close the story was pointless?

Also if BioWare decides to change the ending only with no other major additions or changes to the game, and cash out with it as downloadable DLC pack, I personally smell greed and hope all it was not planned move. I think that if they decide to change the ending, they may as well do free DLC-pack which does only that without other additions to the game, and so doesn't force fans already finished the game to buy whole lot of extra content to see just the new ending. It would be kinda immoral to come out with unsatisfying ending scenes first, and then sell the new ending with high price later on. What do you think?


  1. i agree on alot of ur post bioware did have a good idea and a good but i think they where a bit rushed out the door by ea to make more money and to make it out to be the best of the best and it wasnt sure it was a great add on throw out the game i loved every min of it even went right back into it after beating it the 1st time but i do feel the ending to be a bit not up to scope we gather all these war assisets we fight for hours even some ppl have taken 100s of hours for each of the games to go all the way throw and its like dragon age 2 where the game was all of a sudden stopped no closer just the end and i feel ea has done the same here that it was promised to be the epic ending that what u did mattered it doesnt throwout my 3 games i have taken so much of my time because i wanted to see how my ending would play out but now that i have ive found out its all the same its just a differnet color with 15 sec on different video so am a litle dispointed in bioware for 1 misleading the people that but so much trust into them and 2nd for just letting ea run over then dlc first day , shaby endings , loop holes a many , and no answers . and if they are planing on doing dlc i believe it should be free i think dlc has really crost the line it went from adding something fun an new to taking over our hole game now we have to pay 10 to 20 dollors or pounds for some ending / new part of the game when it kinda feels hollow and empty bioware has lost my suppost and i will not buy another game from them ( but thats me )

  2. Thanks for your reply. :) Yeah I agree, they definitely should release new ending as free. I'm under belief that this game has sold well, and they should have more than enough salary to cut for some extra time in making new ending. Therefore they should not charge of it if they came out with it as DLC.

    Bioware came out with bad ending, either they should learn to live with it, or spend little money from their own sales profit for the new ending.. either way.

  3. In the HALO trilogly Master Chief didn't make the ultimate sacrifice. Commander Sheapard for good or for bad is a gaming icon. Also if you choose the destroy option the mass relay network goes kaboom. No Mass relays no intersteller travel no possibility to continue. If they want to continue it they shot themselves in the foot. If your a different person in the universe in another game you could find sheapard retired or something it didn't have to end as it did and i welcome an ending thats a bit more upbeat in these dark economic times we need a bit of hope digital or not