Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut DLC Discussion

Bioware has announced an Extended Cut to the Ending for Mass Effect 3 in direct response to the overwhelming amount of fan disappointment. I hate to be the one to say it, buy why do an Extended Cut if you are just going to expand on the ending we didnt like? I guess I should be grateful for it being free and providing more closure and explanation.I’m happy we pushed for it and ultimately won.


BioWare co-founder Ray Muyzka said the following regarding the Extended Cut:

““We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and team. 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.””  -Ray Muyzka

Kotaku was able to clarify what is being offered even further. The Extended Cut will NOT introduce a different ending or add more endings instead it will provide more clarity and context for what the original ending offered:

“Are there going to be more/different endings or ending DLCs in the future?
“Much of the focus of the Extended Cut is to expand on the variety of consequences of player choices and degrees of success,” the spokesperson said, “so, with the new content, the player’s choices should result in a much more varied experience.””  -Bioware

Finally, Bioware confirmed that work on this DLC will delay other DLC content for ME3 that was already being made:

““The overall development of other DLC will shift,” the spokesperson told us, “but several projects are underway and in various stages of development.””  -Bioware

What do you think of the Extended Cut DLC? The content will be offered for Free until April 2014 and through Origin for PC Gamers.