After an overwhelming amount of backlash towards the ending or Mass Effect 3 (from us too spoilers ahead), BioWare today officially announced that it will release a free DLC content pack this Summer that will give fans a better idea of how their personal journey through the series' three games comes to a close. Which is, of course, much better than the slap-in-the-face non ending ME3 originally had.
"We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and team," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Co-Founder of BioWare and General Manager of EA's BioWare Label. "Since launch, we have had time to listen to the feedback from our most passionate fans and we are responding. With the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut we think we have struck a good balance in delivering the answers players are looking for while maintaining the team's artistic vision for the end of this story arc in the Mass Effect universe."
Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series added, "We have reprioritized our post-launch development efforts to provide the fans who want more closure with even more context and clarity to the ending of the game, in a way that will feel more personalized for each player."
Keep an eye out for the Mass Effect 3 "Extended Cut" DLC coming for free this Summer.
We also feel it is important to remember that despite the negative reaction the ending received, the rest of Mass Effect 3 is still pretty great (read our Mass Effect 3 review). That seems to have been lost a bit in all the Internet fury over the ending.