BioWare is releasing the Extended Cut DLC to sci-fi role-playing game Mass Effect 3 on June 26, it said today.
“The Extended Cut expands on the endings of Mass Effect 3 through additional scenes and epilogue sequences,” BioWare said on its website. “It provides more of the answers and closure that players have been asking for. It gives a sense of what the future holds as a result of the decisions made throughout the series. And it shows greater detail in the successes or failures based on how players achieved their endings.”
The ending of Mass Effect 3 has turned into one of this year’s biggest controversies. Just days after the RPG was released this March, the Internet exploded with upset reactions from fans who felt the conclusion to Shepard’s story had not lived up to their expectations. Many complained that their choices had no effect on the ultimate resolution of the popular sci-fi trilogy.
Fans even started a petition to demand that BioWare change the game’s conclusion.
In late March, BioWare announced that it would release new downloadable content to add new scenes and provide “more clarity for those seeking further closure” to Mass Effect 3.
Kotaku writers had a variety of differing opinions on the controversial ending. Some of us loved it. Others hated it.