In case you've been living in a hole and didn't know this was coming, BioWare released today in North America the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, a free DLC package that expands on the ending that had fanboys everywhere filling message boards and social media with angry tirades. The DLC will feature new cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes to expand upon the ending, hopefully giving fans the closure they so desperately crave.
"With the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut we are delivering what so many fans have asked for - more answers, more clarity, and a more definitive resolution to their Mass Effect 3 experience," said Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series. "The team is excited for players to experience this final statement on the conclusion to the Mass Effect trilogy."
Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut is available now in North America on Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network as well as Origin for PC. It will hit the European PlayStation Network on July 4.
Personally, I was a little disappointed in the ME3 ending because it was so brief, but it's been so long now that I'm kind of over it. I suppose I'll still download the Extended Cut just out of morbid curiosity... But since you're instructed to load your last autosave point in the game before the final mission on Earth, I'm not really psyched to actually play the ending again. I just kind of wanted to watch the additional epilogue cinemas! (But then I'm lazy like that.) I certainly don't want to have to get my Galactic Readiness back up to 100% from wherever the heck it's fallen to since I finished the game months ago!
Did you download it? Did it fix your issues with the ending? Or make them worse?