In the wake of one of the biggest potential riots in gaming history, BioWare has officially issued a statement to address fans’ concerns that the endings to their Mass Effect 3 game sucks balls.
The recent turmoil has resulted in complaints, name-calling and a social media campaign aimed at rallying support to get Mass Effect’s creators to “fix” the game. One individual even went so far as to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, stating that BioWare used false advertising regarding the ending to their widely popular trilogy.
Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder of BioWare, posted his statement on the official game-studio blog, telling fans that those at the company were looking into the complaints and planned to address them in some, as-of-yet unspecified way.
Highlights of the statement include Muzyka’s claims that:
“…Exec Producer Casey Hudson and the team are hard at work on a number of game content initiatives that will help answer the questions, providing more clarity for those seeking further closure to their journey.”
“This is in addition to our existing plan to continue providing new Mass Effect content and new full games…”
While this is a little vague in terms of what BioWare actually plans to do, they have promised another statement sometime in April that will go into more detail. Whether this means that they’re going to add a new ending that fans won’t cry about remains to be seen.
Can BioWare really balance the integrity of their creation, the hard work of its creators and the self-obsessed needs of the fans and still come out smelling like roses? Will they simply cave in to the demands of their disgruntled fans? Should people just suck it up and enjoy what the company has made instead of trying to re-write it to please themselves?
In essence, does Mass Effect 3 actually need a new ending, or are those fans just being a bunch of whiney bitches?