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Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut DLC Announced for Summer

Bioware sent out a press release to major media outlets around the world today, announcing the new Mass Effect 3 Ending DLC aptly named, “Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut.”

Oh, and it’s free.

The new DLC is heading to all systems this summer and according to the release,” it will expand on the original ending through additional cinematic sequences and an epilogue scene.”Co-founder of Bioware Dr. Ray Muzyka went on to say that, “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.”Whether this gesture is a genuine olive branch to disgruntled fans or something the team had planned all along is uncertain. A Bioware blog post was created earlier today as well providing some small insight into the new product here is that Q and A:

What can fans expect from the Extended Cut DLC?

  • For fans who want more closure in Mass Effect 3, the DLC will offer extended scenes that provide additional context and deeper insight to the conclusion of Commander Shepard’s journey.

Are there going to be more/different endings or ending DLCs in the future?

  • No. BioWare strongly believes in the team’s artistic vision for the end of this arc of the Mass Effect franchise. The extended cut DLC will expand on the existing endings, but no further ending DLC is planned.

What is BioWare adding to the ending with the Extended Cut DLC?

  • BioWare will expanding on the ending to Mass Effect 3 by creating additional cinematics and epilogue scenes to the existing ending sequences. The goal of these new scenes is to provide additional clarity and closure to Mass Effect 3.

When will the Extended Cut DLC be available?

  • Currently the Extended Cut DLC is planned for this summer, no specific date has been announced at this point.

Why are you releasing the Extended Cut DLC?

  • Though we remain committed and are proud of the artistic choices we made in the main game, we are aware that there are some fans who would like more closure to Mass Effect 3. The goal of the DLC is not to provide a new ending to the game, rather to offer fans additional context and answers to the end of Commander Shepard’s story

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