Mass Effect 3′s Ending will be Fixed on June 26th
Bioware will put out the Extended Cut which will “expand” and “give closure” to the original ending in Mass Effect 3 come June 26th, just 3 months after its release. Credit must be given to Bioware for listening to the fans and actually doing something about it, whether or not it pays off depends on whats actually in the content, but they make it painfully clear that the content will not “change” the ending but rather just expand on it.
I don’t have a lot of confidence to be honest that this will magically make things right. Despite saying that they’ve seen youtube videos (hopefully ours included), read the bioware social network, and countless comments it seems to me like they will ignore the Indoctrination Theory, keep with their current “creative” ending, and rather simply address how they never properly gave closure to just the characters we knew and loved over the past 5 years. I doubt there will be any new gameplay or boss battle or “it-was-all-a-dream” moments. However, i’ll reserve judgement of the new content till I actually play it, who knows maybe they’ve found a satisfactory middle ground between their vision and our (better) Indoctrination Theory. =P
Important information from the FAQ on masseffect.com:
How much is the Extended Cut?
The Extended Cut is available to download at no additional charge.
What is included in the Extended Cut?
The Extended Cut expands on the endings of Mass Effect 3 through additional scenes and epilogue sequences. It provides more of the answers and closure that players have been asking for. It gives a sense of what the future holds as a result of the decisions made throughout the series. And it shows greater detail in the successes or failures based on how players achieved their endings.
What save game should I load to play the Extended Cut?
To experience the Extended Cut, load a save game from before the attack on the Cerberus Base and play through to the end of the game. The Extended Cut endings will differ depending on choices made throughout the Mass Effect series, so multiple playthroughs with a variety of different decisions will be required to experience the variety of possibilities offered by the new content.