ME3 Ending: BioWare Planning Best Route to Appease Angry Fans
Written Wednesday, March 21, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka has addressed the Mass Effect 3 ending debate, promising a number of “content initiatives” that may help conclude the epic sci-fi series in a way that better pleases fans.
Writing on the BioWare blog, Muzyka said, "I personally believe Mass Effect 3 is the best work we've yet created. So, it's incredibly painful to receive feedback from our core fans that the game's endings were not up to their expectations.”
"Our first instinct is to defend our work and point to the high ratings offered by critics - but out of respect to our fans, we need to accept the criticism and feedback with humility."
Muzyka continued, “To that end, since the game launched, the team has been poring over everything they can find about reactions to the game – industry press, forums, Facebook, and Twitter, just to name a few. “ The result is a plan to appease dissatisfied fans.
“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,” revealed Muzyka. “You’ll hear more on this in April.”
It should be noted that BioWare isn’t throwing out Mass Effect 3's ending, but is instead planning on providing solutions for those who felt the conclusion was lacking. “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,” wrote Muzyka.
“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.”
He concluded, “Thank you for your feedback – we are listening.”