Bioware to provide “clarity for those seeking additional closure” after Mass Effect 3’s ending
by Ben Abbott at 5:53 pm on Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Bioware’s co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka has confirmed that any fans left discontent with Mass Effect 3’s controversial ending will find additional closure in “a number of game content initiatives” that will be addressed more fully in April.

“I believe passionately that games are an art form, and that the power of our medium flows from our audience, who are deeply involved in how the story unfolds, and who have the uncontested right to provide constructive criticism,” Muzyka wrote on the developer’s blog. “At the same time, I also believe in and support the artistic choices made by the development team. The team and I have been thinking hard about how to best address the comments on ME3’s endings from players, while still maintaining the artistic integrity of the game”.

He went on to indicate that (based on extensive research into reactions to the game across the web and media outlets) the team behind the finale of the trilogy are hard at work on a number of concepts to answer any questions fans may have and provide them with a further sense of conclusion. “We’re working hard to maintain the right balance between the artistic integrity of the original story while addressing the fan feedback we’ve received,” he indicated. “This is in addition to our existing plan to continue providing new Mass Effect content and new full games, so rest assured that your journey in the Mass Effect universe can, and will, continue.”

In regard to the more passionate element of the ending’s detractors, Muzyka said that the company will “listen and will respond to constructive criticism, but much as we will not tolerate individual attacks on our team members, we will not support or respond to destructive commentary”.

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Source: Bioware
- Ben Abbott

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