BioWare warns extended Mass Effect 3 ending wont satisfy all

BioWare has warned that its Extended Cut for Mass Effect 3, expanding upon the controversial and disappointing original ending, will not satisfy everyone.

BioWare has warned that its Extended Cut for Mass Effect 3, expanding upon the controversial and disappointing original ending, will not satisfy everyone.

 
Casey Hudson, executive producer of the game, said that he expects “a whole new wave of discussion and debate, maybe even controversy” over the Extended Cut, despite BioWare's efforts to address extensive criticism of the ending for the third instalment of the Mass Effect series.
 
“You can never completely satisfy everyone,” Hudson said. “We've seen a whole range of feedback, ranging from people who wanted a total redo, to people who had concerns and questions about the original endings, to people who loved the original endings and have told us they don't want to change anything.”
 
Hudson claims that BioWare did not create the Extended Cut to make everybody happy, but rather because it saw an opportunity to add value to the game experience. That may be a hard point to sell, however, as there is little doubt that the studio came up with the free DLC pack due to the controversy over the original ending. The situation even saw the Better Business Bureau and Advertising Standards Authority get involved, due to BioWare's claims that player actions would affect the ending, which turned out not to be the case.
 
 BioWare warns extended Mass Effect 3 ending wont satisfy all
 
“There was some feedback that we can't address,” Hudon said. “There are people who just outright rejected the whole concept of the endings, and wanted us to start from scratch and redo everything. And we can't do that because that's not our story, we wouldn't know how to write that story.”
 
This is further highlighted in an FAQ for the DLC pack, which states that the Extended Cut is “an expansion of the original endings” rather than a fundamental change. It provides greater detail, particularly on the impact of player decisions, which was for many gamers the crux of their complaints.
 
The Extended Cut launches tomorrow, 26 June, for Xbox 360 and PC customers throughout the world. PlayStation 3 customers in the US will get access to it on the same day, but European PlayStation customers will have to wait until 4 July. 
 
 
Source: CVG