The internet has won. In an open letter to all Mass Effect fans, BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka has announced that additional content is on the way for Mass Effect 3 to flesh out the game's controversial ending(s).
"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," explained Muzyka. "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."
As Muzyka states, this new content, be it additional DLC or just a new downloadable ending, will be discussed in further detail next month. BioWare makes it clear that they strongly value the voice of their audience. However, they filter out the "destructive criticisms."
"Some of the criticism that has been delivered in the heat of passion by our most ardent fans, even if founded on valid principles, such as seeking more clarity to questions or looking for more closure, for example – has unfortunately become destructive rather than constructive," said Muzyka. "We listen and will respond to constructive criticism, but much as we will not tolerate individual attacks on our team members, we will not support or respond to destructive commentary."
So, readers, what do you make of this? Is this what you want from the team at BioWare, or would you rather they just move on and let the original ending to Mass Effect 3 speak for itself, be it good or bad? Personally, I'm not touching this one with a ten foot pole anymore.