Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut DLC Will Address Controversial Ending This Summer

BioWare announced today that the developer will release a DLC named Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, adding cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes,  in order to “give fans seeking further clarity to the ending of Mass Effect 3 deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes.”

The DLC will be released this summer and will be downloadable for free on all platforms.

Dr. Ray Muzyka, Co-Founder of BioWare and General Manager of EA’s BioWare Label commented:

We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and team. Since launch, we have had time to listen to the feedback from our most passionate fans and we are responding. With the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut we think we have struck a good balance in delivering the answers players are looking for while maintaining the team’s artistic vision for the end of this story arc in the Mass Effect universe.

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.

Whether the new Extended Cut will actually satisfy the malcontent or not, we don’t know, but at the very least it’ll come free of charge. I do hate to say “I told you so” but… well, no. I don’t…


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  • Giuseppe!!!  Don’t you start something…  *fist shake*

  • Anonymous

    I kinda feared that this would be the case. “Extended” ending means that it’s just gonna be a longer version of the crappy ending we already have. I seriously doubt it’s gonna do anything to address the many plot holes and inconsistencies found in the last 10 minutes of the game.


    At least it’s free. We can’t complain about that at least…

    …until 2014 lol

    • Sure you can complain. We’ll wait for it.

      • Anonymous

        I might critique whatever extended ending we get but I won’t complain since it’s free. Hell, even if it was $10 I wouldn’t complain since Bioware didn’t have to create any extended endings. They were perfectly within their rights to let gamers live with the horrible ending of ME3. 

        Like I said, it’s a bit sucky that the ending itself won’t be altered but Bioware going out of its way to at least try to expand upon what happened in the ending is a good thing and the effort of doing so is something everyone should appreciate.

        I do hope that Bioware learns a lesson from this. This entire situation could have been avoided if they had simply put more time and effort into the ending. I wouldn’t have minded waiting until November (or longer) if it meant that we got fully fleshed out (and logical) endings and not the half baked one we have now.

        • I like to take the stance that the ending was fleshed out (since things aren’t filmed or created in chronological order most of the time), but it was edited heavily and a lot of it got left on the cutting room floor. They might just be going back and adding in what they took out for all we know. Extended ending might just be another way of saying ‘director’s cut’

          • Anonymous

            This is something I’m kinda leaning towards myself. It also seemed to me like the ending was heavily edited since it felt rushed and had very odd pacing. This extended cut may just be the original ending that was meant for the game but that had to be cut out due to time constraints.

            I think we finally found something we agree on with regards to Mass effect 3 Megan 😀

          • Someone alert the media!

  • lol