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BioWare today outlined its plan to bring fans closure to the ending of Mass Effect 3. The studio said the DLC will expand on the existing endings, but no further ending DLC is planned.
A new FAQ was posted along with today's announcement that hopefully clears up any questions for fans. "Though we remain committed and are proud of the artistic choices we made in the main game, we are aware that there are some fans who would like more closure to Mass Effect 3," BioWare said.
"The goal of the DLC is not to provide a new ending to the game, rather to offer fans additional context and answers to the end of Commander Shepard’s story."
Additionally, BioWare said it "strongly believes in the team’s artistic vision for the end of this arc of the Mass Effect franchise."
The extended ending DLC is free and out this summer.
I am so glad this is the way they chose to go, I personally loved the original endings, but if there was an outcry for change i hoped it would be an elaboration, not a retcon.
Awesome way to go.
DLC I wish they were working on instead. Actually being able to fly the Normandy (there is a precedent, ME2 let you take control of Joker, now let us control him doing what he does best, well aside from the whole EDI thing).
At least two major missions.
Earth approach to drop off Shepard. It would have been awesome flying in with that huge gauntlet of a fleet (or whatever fleet you get).
Helping protect the Crucible on it's way to interfacing with the Citadel.
Ah, I can dream at least.
Tom from Toonami lied!
Okay. Free st00f. Can we please move along now?
Listen to yourselves... Your indoctrinated!
Call me crazy, but I'm seriously wondering if BioWare planned this from the beginning. Consider, they wanted From Ashes to be part of the normal gameplay but due to scheduling circumstances they could only release it as day one dlc. This same problem may have affected the amount of time and effort the production staff could put into the ending. I think the problem was more with EA pushing BioWare towards a strenuous deadline rather than BioWare being lazy.
Crazy ideas aside, I have to admit I'd like to see more closure with the characters, because this game more so than any other has created a diverse cast of characters that you can't help but love and care about. I'd like to see what happens to them after the war is over.
The ending sucked. Keep sticking to your guns Bioware. Great at least I'll know how my crew magically appeared on the Normandy. How tehy came up with this ending story wise is beyond me as it just sucks.
But then to half ass the ending like that based on the stupid direction you took it plot wise is unforgivable. The worst ending of the 3 games w/out a doubt and it should have been the absolute best ending of the 3 games, w/out a doubt, and possible of video games to date. We all know where the writing talent went with this series when Drew left/was fired or whatever.
ME3 should have been a slam dunk. How bioware botched it is so pathetic.