So now we know: BioWare is releasing free DLC this summer that will “expand on” and “add clarity to” the ending of Mass Effect 3. The ending as it stands will not change, despite fan outcry asking for the contrary for weeks now, but in some ways, perhaps this is the only move BioWare could have reasonably made.
In Ray Muzyka’s comments given in BioWare’s press release, he says the company hopes to find a middle ground between giving fans what they want (or at least, what BioWare thinks they want — we did a whole analysis on this possibility) and “preserving the team’s artistic vision.”
We’ve already discussed the idea of “artistic integrity” in this case, and why it is in no way harmed by completing a new ending. Many fans (and a few of us here at Game Front) believe the ending of Mass Effect 3 qualitatively isn’t good enough, so that colors the artistic merit debate greatly.
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