Mass Effect 3 Ending To Be Expanded In “Extended Cut” DLC

After a massive wave of backlash over Mass Effect 3‘s ending, BioWare’s Ray Muzyka attempted to quell disgruntled fans by promising that future content updates for the game would provide “closure” and “clarity” to fans who were left feeling empty by the ending.

It wasn’t immediately clear what exactly that meant, but on on Thursday, BioWare announced that Mass Effect 3 will be getting an “Extended Cut” DLC this summer, which BioWare says will add in new cutscenes and prologue sequences to give fans “deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes.”

After the initial announcement, there was concern that BioWare would offer a more “complete” Mass Effect 3 ending, and would charge for it–and if that was a concern you shared, you’ll likely be glad to know that BioWare says that the ‘Extended Cut’ DLC will be made available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 free of charge–until April 12, 2014, that is.

“We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and team,” said BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka. “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.”

As someone who was also disappointed by Mass Effect 3‘s ending, I’m glad that BioWare is offering more clarity to fans with extra scenes–but I have to wonder, will anything that BioWare does at this point satisfy the more disgruntled fans?

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What do you think? Are you glad that BioWare is putting out an “Extended Cut” DLC for Mass Effect 3?