Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut DLC due this Summer

Mass Effect 3 will receive a free ending DLC. Yes, after a month of fan outrage and industry commentary, Bioware has made the announcement that the "Extended Cut" DLC will come out in the summer and offer fans the closure they desire. As many have predicted, the DLC will not change the ending as it is - rather it will feature sequences and cut-scenes that help to explain it and provide closure.

“We have re-prioritized our post-launch development efforts to provide the fans who want more closure with even more context and clarity to the ending of the game, in a way that will feel more personalized for each player,” said Casey Hudson, the series' executive producer."
According to Game Informer, the DLC will be free through April 12, 2014 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Players must have an account with either EA online service Origin, the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live to receive the DLC free of charge.

Here's to hoping that this DLC will satiate the desires of disappointed fans and the RetakeME3 movement, rather then add more wood to the fire that Bioware and EA are roasting in.


  1. "...And Garrus continued to do calibrations until the day he died. The end." That's the only thing I need to hear from Bioware.

    1. You forgot the part about reach and flexibility.

      In all honesty, I think this is one of the best options they could have made to address the uproar. Fans wanting a more concrete, flushed out ending will get it at no cost, but the core ending stays the same for those who liked it as is (besides, no one is going to force them to download it).

      In the end, no one is alienated. It's good business practice.