BioWare has announced Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, a downloadable content pack that will expand upon the events at the end of the critically acclaimed Action RPG. Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will give fans seeking further clarity to the ending of Mass Effect 3 deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes. Coming this summer, the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will be available for download on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC for no extra charge.
Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series added, “We have reprioritized our post-launch development efforts to provide the fans who want more closure with even more context and clarity to the ending of the game, in a way that will feel more personalized for each player.”
I suppose this is the best compromise that could be had, it doesn’t appear as if they are going to actually change the ending, but will use cinematics and cut scenes to give players who felt cheated more clarity. I’m almost positive that this won’t be enough for some people, but I think it’s the best solution that could be had. My bigger concern is that quote above where Casey Hudson used the words “reprioritized” the describe post launch development, I’m concerned that this could affect the game’s other post release DLC plans and I know a lot of folks that wouldn’t like that.