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Bioware releases extended Mass Effect 3 ending

Not a change, but an expansion
Tue Jun 26 2012, 14:18

GAME DEVELOPER Bioware is releasing content for its Mass Effect 3 game that it hopes will stop people from moaning about its disappointing ending.

The ending of the trilogy, which we will not dwell on, has caused some players to express their disappointment. This player unrest has extended to talk of lawsuits and complaints to the Advertising Standards Agency.

Bioware has said it is disappointed by the response, and promised to do something to cheer up its players. That something is now almost upon us in the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut download. mass-effect-3-extended

The download is free to anyone who has the game and is released globally for the Xbox today. PS3 players in the US also get it today, while players in other countries will have to wait for at least a week before they'll be able to get it.

The release does not change the ending of the game, but adds some colour, dialogue and extra scenes to it.

"Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the Extended Cut will include deeper insight to Commander Shepard's journey based on player choices during the war against the Reapers," said Bioware by way of introduction.

"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."

As with the original ending that so many players found disappointing, this one will be based on decisions made throughout the game, meaning that it will vary from player to player. µ


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