Just when you thought about the longstanding controversy over the ending Mass effect 3 was finally extinct, Bioware has officially set a date to reopen the wound with a free “Extended Cut” of the game coming as downloadable content on Tuesday, June 26.
BioWare emphasizes that the new Mass effect 3 content, first promised in April, “doesn’t fundamentally change the ending” of the game, as some outspoken internet protestors have been demanding for months. Rather, today’s official announcement says the download “provides more of the answers and closure that players have been asking for…gives an idea of what the future holds as a result of the decisions made in the series.” [and] shows more details in the successes or failures based on how players met their ends.”
After downloading the 1.9 GB “Extended Cut” file to their PC, PS3 or Xbox 360, players can load a save just before the end of the game to play the new content. Bioware says decisions made throughout the series will affect how the Extended Cut content plays out, and multiple playthroughs will be required to “experience the variety of possibilities of the new content.”
While we’re sure many will remain dissatisfied with the new content, regardless of what it actually has to say about the fate of the Mass effect universe, players can at least rest assured that the DLC available on Tuesday won’t be a scam this time around.