Bioware To Fans: 'Don't Spoil The Story'

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."


Comments

    This is the last ME3 story I shall read before release. The risk of spoilers is too damned high.

      Agreed - i always used to visit the ME3 forums and go on several sites to keep up to date with my ME news but since the leak happened i am just not taking any chances. I do visit the ME3 front page every now and again though to see if a new trailer comes out though.

      There is no such thing as, "too damn high!"

        I don't know about that. The rent is definitely too damned high, the risk of spoilers is reasonably close in height.

          +9001

      Especially when people are deliberately trolling forums and gaming sites with major, major story twists.

      They've edited a lot of things in the script, but some things are too big or important to the story to change. And if people start being idiots and spreading it around, it's going to be really annoying for a lot of people.

    Fans to Bioware: don't fuck it up. Because if that leak was indicative of the overall story... boy, oh boy...

    Normally when the topic of spoilers comes up I go "spoiler (main character) dies#" as a joke, but since that already happened at the start of 2, I'm not sure where else to go... :P

    If someone has read the spoilers... can you say if there is space combat?
    I'm going to buy it either way... but I just want to know.

    I read those spoilers.
    My gosh its like none of the choices made in previous games matter at all according to the script.
    And the story? Its pretty damn horrible honestly...
    ME2 didn't have a good plot either, but the plot for ME3 sounded a lot worse

      SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP. You are NOT cool for having read it, and trying to indicate as such in an article about people just like you is moronic.

        Moron spotted.

        Was he trying to act cool by saying he'd read it? Nope.

        Also, I've read them too and yeah, the story is horrible and your choices in previous games don't matter. It's like Dragon Age 2 all over again.

    Sherpherd dies.

      Again?... ;)

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