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Posted by Raine Hutchens on Mar 22, 2012

The Fans Have Succeeded: Mass Effect 3 Will Receive A New Ending

The controversy over the ending to Mass Effect 3 is dwindling to an end it seems. In a statement released by BioWare’s co-founder, Ray Muzyka, we’ve learned that the development team is heading back to the drawing board to deliver a new ending that will add further closure to the players’ journey. This means that the fans have spoken, and been heard.

“I believe passionately that games are an art form, and that the power of our medium flows from our audience, who are deeply involved in how the story unfolds, and who have the uncontested right to provide constructive criticism. At the same time, I also believe in and support the artistic choices made by the development team.  The team and I have been thinking hard about how to best address the comments on ME3’s endings from players, while still maintaining the artistic integrity of the game.

Mass Effect 3 concludes a trilogy with so much player control and ownership of the story that it was hard for us to predict the range of emotions players would feel when they finished playing through it.  The journey you undertake in Mass Effect provokes an intense range of highly personal emotions in the player; even so, the passionate reaction of some of our most loyal players to the current endings in Mass Effect 3 is something that has genuinely surprised us. This is an issue we care about deeply, and we will respond to it in a fair and timely way. We’re already working hard to do that.”

Above is an excerpt from Muzyka’s statement on BioWare’s official site. He explains that the team deeply cares for the game, and for the fans as well. They have taken a lot of time to compile and go over all the fan comments and feedback, and have ultimately decided to head back to work to provide a better conclusion to an already amazing series. We won’t know more about what’s coming until April, but that’s not far off. Muzyka ended the statement by asking fans to keep trust in the team, and to look forward to what’s coming soon. Good job, community.

 

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