BioWare To ‘Patch’ Error-Laden Mass Effect Novel

BioWare To ‘Patch’ Error-Laden Mass Effect Novel

Mass Effect fans recently tore into the many errors and inaccuracies in William C Dietz’s new spin-off novel Mass Effect: Deception, putting together a thoroughly damning document cataloging scores of lore-errors and mistakes in the book.

Today, BioWare’s community coordinator Chris Priestly posted the following to the BioWare forums:

Mass Effect fans have been asking for a comment on recent concerns over Mass Effect: Deception. We have been listening and have the below response on the issue.

The teams at Del Rey and BioWare would like to extend our sincerest apologies to the Mass Effect fans for any errors and oversights made in the recent novel Mass Effect: Deception. We are currently working on a number of changes that will appear in future editions of the novel.

We would like to thank all Mass Effect fans for their passion and dedication to this ever-growing world, and assure them that we are listening and taking this matter very seriously.

Certainly a win for fans of Mass Effect lore the world over. Hopefully no more books need to be burned.

Del Ray and BioWare comment on Mass Effect: Deception [BioWare Forums via Phil Doyle]


  • By the sounds of things, some of those errors were pretty inherent to the story. It’ll be interesting to see how they’re fixed.

  • Printed media DLC? BETA testing novels. What’s next? DMCA takedowns on cosplayers? sorry kid you have to walk home too, also leave the wig!

  • I agree with Frank, also Joshy what they need is an editor who knows the actual material, it’s not the writers fault the editing process was not done, should never have been published in the state it was.

    • Oh, I agree. And if the errors were picked up in editing, I could see how they could be fixed. But that would involve heavy rewriting that would take months and-

      Actually, you make a good point. We’re still probably a year away from the edits, though.

    • The writer is a known idiot…still they should have at least been able to edit out spelling mistakes. Oh well at least BioWare have said something now, it only took 456 pages of complaints in the forum.

  • And by patch they mean they are going to send out a sheet with the corrections that you cut out and glue over the broken parts.

  • Reminds me of what Jasper Fforde does for typos and errors in his books, publishes a list of corrections people could make to their books to upgrade to “version 2.0”.

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