BioWare and EA have just announced Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, a downloadable content pack that will expand upon the events at the end of Mass Effect 3, will be released for free this Summer.

The official press releases states that “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.”

“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.”

Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will be available for download on the X360, PSN and PC for free (until April 12th 2014).

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14 comments
Hugo
Hugo

I try to be honest one time with Bioware, I buy ME2. But after the instalation, I find out that I have to pay for each DLC. God so many DLC in my country ME2 complete(with all DLC's) cost more than $120 US. I start playing cracked games and will continue with that....it is cheap and I don't have to pay more for some extras....and more extras..... BIOWARE DON'T MAKE EXTRAS!!!! - MAKE GAMES WITH THAT EXTRAS IS BETTER.....at least you will not fool your customer's....

Hugo
Hugo

Unless Bioware make Mass Effect 4, the ME3 ending as no meaning!!! - No douth that the end is a Shepard's dream, so it isn't a real ending. The story will continue. About the famous Extend Cut DLC, Bioware said it's free!!!! - Really??? - In Portugal the Collector's edition cost's $100 US, I think that DLC is already paid buy us. To resume: One Hollywood movie isn't cheap, but if we want to buy a copy from that movie it is cheapper than a game, that's absurd. I don't believe that making a game is more expensive than a movie.....

Eric
Eric

NOOOOO!!!! You cant do this!! They HAVE!! to go with the indoctrination theory!!!!!!

prov
prov

i swear to god i am getting so sick of "artistic vision". someone wiped their ass and called it artistic vision. if you can not see the cop out in this ending than i would fully endorse your entrance into EA, bioware, or where ever. i do not approve of ffxiii-2's ending, but it made sense. hell, they could have done it all in text and as long as it made sense i could care less, but this? no. this is someone hyped up on coke enjoying the dream, and decided hey i'm doing the ending.

HB
HB

I just finished playing it, and expected to be very dispointed coz of everything i read, and i wasnt. Maybe thats coz i knew to expect the worse, i dont know. I can understand why fans are angry though. I wasnt happy that even though i bought a actually disc of the game when i installed onto the pc i had no choice but to install origin, and then i had to install the game with an internet connection. I have only recently got a better internet connection, i would have been so angry if i still had the old internet coz i wouldnt have been able to do it. Thats on EA.

Steven
Steven

i am so glad they didnt change it. video games are art. did jk rowling ever have to change an ending in her book because fans didnt like it? no. did picasso change his art because people said they didnt like it? hell no. video games are protected by the first amendment BECAUSE AND ONLY BECAUSE they are the artistic visions of the teams who make them. if they give in to whiny idiots who cant deal with something they dont fully approve, then the game is no longer art, it is a toy. something that can be regulated and edited and banned from certain places or just entirely made illegal. bioware made a smart decision to continue their art in their own vision to please the fans, and not change it

Ross Pera
Ross Pera

Picasso did not have 90% of his clients complain of his art, know why? because it was always perfect. If this was what they said it would be there would be few to no complaints. There will always be a few that are unhappy with things but this is not just a few this is the vast majority. And that is a problem, you cannot argue with statistics. And this is not just a work of "Art" this is a product that the advertised to meet certain standards and it did not. you did not pay Picasso for one of his works without seeing it first so you knew what you were getting before you bought it ;)

Hunter wolf
Hunter wolf

JK rowling said if you didn't like how she wrote her books, you could write your own, but a more famous writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, did change the ending in order to please his fans. Picasso took commisions and changed many of his masterpeices to meet his consumer demands. Art is protected under the first amenedment, but Video games are not protected solely as art. They are protected because they can also convey political and social statements, such as metal gear solid series did. Remember, Bioware falsely advertised thier game in order to get preorders and sales. Art or no art, that is a slap to the consumer, US. And don't kid yourself, call it art, but would they do it if it still made them no money?

TakezoDunmer2K5
TakezoDunmer2K5

Yes, of course, artists do it for the love of creating, something a non-artist don't want to understand...BTW, I agree that everyone who bought anything made by Bioware after DA1/ME2 were punched squarely in the nuts, and that Bioware have certainly dug a grave for themselves by ruining the very titles that made them so great, but as far as video games not being an art-form is absurd, as you can apply the same "Monetary motivated-for-art" argument for graphic novel, movies, and fantasy novellas.

John
John

I think they just gave up. Or merge with EA has sunk them. DA 2 sucked, Me 3 had horrible falsely advertised 16 endings and to me not replayable. And for their new comics homeworlds the first one featuring James Vega sucks. The story is so bland. They have lost all ability to tell a good story in my opinion.

Bugsy
Bugsy

Mass Effect 3 failed artistically in that the ending didn't follow the rules that the rest of the series established. It's sad that Bioware can't accept this basic truth with all of the excellent criticism given to them. I'm not convinced that this is the ending that "the team" wants with the rumors that Casey Hudson went rogue and wrote the ending without consulting his writing team. I don't believe that the writers of the mass effect story would craft that ending. It's a complete departure stylistically and thematically. I'd like to say thanks for the extended cut of the ending, but we were promised 16 wildly different endings long ago by Casey Hudson and Bioware. I can only give a sarcastic thanks for what we were already promised and for listening to customer criticism (sort of).

Vincent
Vincent

yes, this is going to change the minds of the fans - Bioware NOPE

Ronald
Ronald

I'll believe it when I see it!!!

Bryce
Bryce

Hey at least its free. That's a nice change. And maybe now everyone can finally shut up about it.

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