Bioware was recently hit by a leak of the Mass Effect 3's story which, according to CEO Ray Muzyka, was a massive blow to the development team — but despite the fact that the story has changed since the leak, he's asking fans to hold back on spoiling the story for others.
Muzyka struggled to find positives in the leak, but hopes that the discussion will bring more folks into the Mass Effect fold.
"It's hard to say something like that having a positive benefit," he said, talking to Eurogamer, "but if it gets more people to check out Mass Effect 3 that would be a positive benefit, and I think they should, because I think it's a great game."
According Muzyka, the leak was difficult for the team to begin with.
"It was disappointing for them, yeah," he said. "They're moving on. They're making a great game. The script, frankly, has changed a little bit from what was released, too. It's been edited. They're always tuning it. They're always making it better. But yeah, it's tough when you see your work displayed. You realise only a small number of people are probably going to look at those spoilers in advance."
Muzyka believes that discovery is a huge part of the joy of playing Mass Effect 3 — he hopes that not too many fans have spoiled that experience for themselves.
"What I would suggest to the fans is, we're going to make sure we deliver an awesome experience as we have in prior Mass Effect games. Don't spoil the story. The fun of the story is uncovering things and exploring and finding new points to adventure in. I hope they don't lose that joy of discovery."