Casey Hudson Stands By Mass Effect 3 Ending

Published on March 14th, 2012

Promises more single-player DLC to address fan feedback.

BioWare has finally spoken out regarding the controversy surrounding the conclusion of Mass Effect 3 and have confirmed they’re paying close attention to fan feedback.

At time of writing nearly 40,000 gamers have expressed their distaste for the way trilogy comes to a close, via a community poll, and the series executive producer Casey Hudson has shared his thoughts on what he thinks about the ending.

“I didn’t want the game to be forgettable, and even right down to the sort of polarizing reaction that the ends have had with people–debating what the endings mean and what’s going to happen next, and what situation are the characters left in. That to me is part of what’s exciting about this story. There has always been a little bit of mystery there and a little bit of interpretation, and it’s a story that people can talk about after the fact,“ he explained to Digital Trends, who’ve written a very eloquent evaluation of Mass Effect 3′s different endings.

The exclusive interview covers a bunch of different topics including the dangers of day one DLC and Kinect support, but the most interesting component in our opinion was how Kasey responded to a question about fan feedback.

“Oh, we pay very close attention to it. It’s very important to us and we will always listen to feedback, interpret it and try and do the right thing by our fans. That’s why if you look at Mass Effect 2 we knew that people wanted to spend more time with a character like Liara, and so we created an ongoing storyline with her as part of the comics and then built it into the DLC stuff, and we’re always listening to fans,

“We have some really great multiplayer content and some really great single-player content coming over the air, and their feedback will become part of how we design that,“ Hudson explained.

Will that single-player content defuse some of the anger surrounding Mass Effect 3? Who knows, but we’re intrigued to see if BioWare Edmonton do a ‘Bethesda’ and radically change the RPG’s different endings in order to accommodate new stories, a la Fallout 3′s Broken Steel DLC.

Whatever happens it’ll be very intriguing to see how the developer reacts. We’ll keep you posted…


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    1. Posted by Robert Crawley on April 6th, 2012, 06:40

      I say we boycott Bioware and EA games. Let them put their Artistic integrity and put it where the sun doesn’t shine. Sweeping up the out takes and rewrites off the cutting room floor and putting them into an extended version of a lousy ending is bullshit. We quit buying their products and they will soon pull their heads out of their arrogant asses and get with the program. How stupid can you be by pissing off the very people that make it possible for you to get a pay check? We will see who starts whining when the bottom line bites them in the profit margin.

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