For those out there who thought that they just didn't get enough out of the ending of Mass Effect 3, have no fear EA/Bioware have been listening and will be releasing, at some point this Summer, an extended Cut DLC, free for all of those who purchase the game before April 14th (which I think basically means that if you've logged into the game, with an internet connection before that date, you're good to go). Now you'll be able to see more drawn out scenes so that you can better understand the choices you have made, and perhaps in the end gain further closure to what all your choices have amounted up to. So with that I guess we play the waiting game. Though I have to say I'm shocked yet happy that this will be coming free to those who have actually picked up the game ahead of time. I do wonder for those who will not pick up the game before the deadline in this won't just be bundled in a later released version of the game.
So if you don't think my words alone are enough to set your mind at ease, here's the press release:
GUILDFORD, UK. – April 5, 2012 – BioWare, a Label of Electronic Arts Inc. announced Mass Effect™ 3: Extended Cut, a downloadable content pack that will expand upon the events at the end of the critically acclaimed Action RPG. Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will give fans seeking further clarity to the ending of Mass Effect 3 deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes. Coming this summer, the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will be available for download on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC for no extra charge*.
“We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and the team,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Co-Founder of BioWare and General Manager of EA’s BioWare Label. “Since launch, we have had time to listen to the feedback from our most passionate fans and we are responding. With the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut we think we have struck a good balance in delivering the answers players are looking for while maintaining the team’s artistic vision for the end of this story arc in the Mass Effect universe.”
Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series added, “We have reprioritized 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.”