Today co-founder of BioWare, Dr. Ray Muzyka, made a promise that they would be addressing the Mass Effect 3 ending controversy in the near future. He brought up the fact that the team behind the game has been listening to fans and doing research on what can be done:
“Building on their research, Exec Producer Casey Hudson and the team are hard at work on a number of game content initiatives that will help answer the questions, providing more clarity for those seeking further closure to their journey. You’ll hear more on this in April. We’re working hard to maintain the right balance between the artistic integrity of the original story while addressing the fan feedback we’ve received. This is in addition to our existing plan to continue providing new Mass Effect content and new full games, so rest assured that your journey in the Mass Effect universe can, and will, continue.
The reaction to the release of Mass Effect 3 has been unprecedented. On one hand, some of our loyal fans are passionately expressing their displeasure about how their game concluded; we care about this feedback, and we’re planning to directly address it. However, most folks appear to agree that the game as a whole is exceptional, with more than 75 critics giving it a perfect review score and a review average in the mid-90s. Net, I’m proud of the team, but we can and must always strive to do better.”
What I personally gather from this is that BioWare will be releasing some DLC next month that either alters the ending to Mass Effect 3 or expands upon it. I still personally feel like they likely knew fans would not be fond of the ending and had something waiting in the wings as the “real” ending, but that is just speculation on my part.
Personally I would like to see “The Indoctrination Theory” come to be the true ending. Not only does it fit with the current end to the series, but it would be that perfect combination of twist and gentle fuck you that I personally enjoy in entertainment…if done right.
Either way I have whatever amounts to faith that BioWare will do the right thing with this whole debacle.
Or they could do this: Seriously, this might be one of the greatest things I have ever seen. Thanks Justin for sending me the link.