Today EA and BioWare have announced a free DLC pack coming later this summer called Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, which will give fans more closure on the trilogy’s epic storyline.
“We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and 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.”
The press release says the storyline will now take into account changes you made to your characters from the previous games, but it sounds like this will be a dialogue and cinematic DLC pack, not an extended gameplay sequence. Take that into consideration until we get more information.
Since I haven’t had the chance to play through the game myself yet, I’m kind of curious what the die-hard fans think of this. Steven, that would be you.