So far, the industry’s largest point of contention for 2012 is the ending of Mass Effect 3. The closing sequences to BioWare’s space opera trilogy caused many long-time fans a sizeable load of ire. There were petitions, opinions and even a hi-jacked online campaign which resulted in Electronic Arts being voted the worst company in America.
Instead of burying their heads in the sand and ignoring the backlash, BioWare announced that they were working on an extended ending for fans to download. That extended ending arrives tomorrow, free of charge.
The Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut has taken months to finish and the result is a 1.9GB download. The DLC will NOT change the ending, but it will provide “additional scenes and epilogue sequences”. The new content will also provide insight into what’s next for the franchise, as well as show “greater detail in the successes or failures based on how players achieved their endings”.
MINOR SPOILER AHEAD!
Once you’ve downloaded the content, you’ll need to start the ending sequence again, which will place you back on The Normandy just prior to assaulting the Elusive Man’s base. According to BioWare, new content will be experienced from that point onwards, and all of that new content will depend on the decisions you’ve made throughout all three Mass Effect games.
END OF SPOILER.
The Extended Cut will be out tomorrow on the PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE.