Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut Announced

It’s no secret that the ending to Mass Effect 3 stirred up controversy within the gaming community. Bioware earlier announced that they would work to clarify the ending, as many fans felt it didn’t provide enough closure for the trilogy. The Bioware blog has a small FAQ section dedicated to the upcoming DLC, which outlines the purpose and release date for Extended Cut.

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.
Will there be more Mass Effect 3 DLC?
  • More content is being planned and we will release information at a later date.
So there you have it. I for one am glad they aren’t changing the ending as there’s something to be said for sticking to your creative vision, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with clarification. Does Extended Cut sound right by you? Let us know in the comment section below.
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  1. By JustAndrew on 04-05-2012 21:04

    Well, this probably isn't going to make anything better. The ending didn't need expanding, it needed to be changed....completely. And I've already seen a ton of gamers saying they won't be buying pre-end DLC. If the ending sucks to so many of us, why would we buy a few extra missions and things to beat a game that disappointed us more than any other? I won't be buying anything from them. I wish I could get my $80 back.


  2. By Ianoy on 04-05-2012 21:46

    Artistic Integrity? Where was their Artistic Integrity when they said they would change the game's ending when Mass Effect 3 was leaked?

    I'm glad it's free though but it's hard to say if it fixes the ending until I see it.


  3. By UFC345 on 04-06-2012 14:52

    Should cool to see how they try to explain things


  4. By Chemical 3 on 04-06-2012 19:21

    I know this is a bit much to ask considering that it is EA and all, but it better be free.


  5. By Alexander_Raven on 04-11-2012 17:48

    because, when we said your endings suck, we totally ment just through in two more scenes of soilders saying grr and shooting at space ships