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BioWare issued a statement this morning saying it has made no decision regarding requests to change the endings of Mass Effect 3.
The studio published an update on its Facebook page explaining it is taking all player feedback into consideration. Below is BioWare's full statement.
We are aware that there are concerns about a recent post from this account regarding the ending of the game. In this post it was stated that at this time we do not have plans to change the ending.
We would like to clarify that we are actively and seriously taking all player feedback into consideration and have ruled nothing out. At this time we are still collecting and considering your feedback and have not made a decision regarding requests to change the ending. Your feedback and opinions are of the utmost importance to us. We apologize for any confusion this has caused.
Our top priority regarding this discussion is to keep communication with you, our loyal fans, open and productive.
On Friday, executive producer Casey Hudson published a letter online saying, "This is not the last you’ll hear of Commander Shepard." Numerous online petitions from fans asking BioWare to change Mass Effect 3's endings have surfaced since the game's release earlier this month. One fan claims he filed a complaint with the FTC.
I don't understand, i know the endings are bad, but asking Bioware to change the endings of ME3 is like asking J.K. Rowling to change the ending of Harry Potter because you didn't like it.
What will happen is something like the reaper indoctrination thing will play out in new DLC. Bioware is not going to make dlc just for people who didn't like the ending and people who did. That splits up your customers. They will make both sides happy which is easy because only one side is voicing the strong opinion to get closure and the other just doesn't care. I read comments like " they don't have to if they don't want" well as obvious as that is. Business's are only around to make money through their products. People need to start thinking a little more rational.
Now bioware please give me a release date for the dlc.
I think they should,the game is great but the ending comes off as a lazy attempt and then the prompt at the end to "Purchase more DLC" just makes it worse.
I really hope this topic gets a GI Show podcast this week.
The ending confused me. I had to play the all the endings twice just to get an idea of what's happening. I don't know how I feel about the endings, but I think an Epilogue DLC would be ok. Kind of what Ubisoft did with Prince of Persia (2008). I don't what the ending changed just an epilogue. I would pay for that. Also, even if you like or hate the endings, it's make you think.
Life if full of disappointments, so deal with it.
i just got the good ending,rally all galactic forces,full blown paragon,yea,yea.and i liked it.even if it only had a little bit of a differance.another mass effect game...well that would be awesome.
early on when i first started seeing the complaints i thought i was one of the very few people who actually enjoyed the ending, but the more outrageous all of the whining and complaining was becoming the more i started seeing a larger community of people who actually liked the ending as i did. thank cheesus. the ending is great and thought provoking. i felt strongly emotional during the ending sequence and almost shed a tear. Bioware did a fantastic job and i am thankful to them for sharing such an awesome story/universe with us. it bothers me how many people feel as if they should be handed everything on a silver platter.
They will do what they want. Personally I dislike being lied to about a product by its developer. Buying Bioware games is no longer a knee-jerk reaction for me.
this is not good, not good at all.
Good >o> the ending blew hard.
I loved this game right up until the last half hour of the end. It was in the running as one of my favorite games in this generation...right up until the last half hour. That ending betrayed the franchise which was founded on choice. What I had done in the past 200+ hours of the series didn't amount to ***. I played the hell out of the campaign, scanned everything, did all the sidequests, maxed out my galactic and army readiness. Community outrage does not merit a positive qualification for "we want people to talk about this game for a while."
Give me some closure. Bioware is better than this.
Interesting take. I'll look forward to seeing how the Mass Effect team decides to handle the ending.