Forget Mass Effect 3 ending, Bioware pressure outs new games

By Alan Ng - Mar 22, 2012

In a new twist in the Mass Effect 3 ending saga, Bioware co-founder Ray Muzyka has now spoken out for the first time regarding the matter and has revealed that the team are planning to offer clarity to those who are feeling a little disillusioned over the controversial ending to the game.

In an open letter, Muzkya has said that the team appreciates the constructive criticism that they have received, but at the same time they also hit out at the ‘destructive’ criticism they have taken, adding that they will not tolerate personal attacks on their team members.

Regarding the Mass Effect 3 ending, Muzkya has said that they are planning to ‘directly address it’, seemingly suggesting that a change to the game’s ending may be on the cards – although obviously not a direct confirmation at this point which so many other websites seem to have taken for granted.

Perhaps even more important though, is the confirmation from Muzkya that a new Mass Effect game is already in the pipeline, or to take a direct quote from the man – ‘new full games’, so that is now official that more than one new Mass Effect game is coming in the future folks – an announcement they wouldn’t have made without this pressure perhaps?

“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.”

With the criticism still ongoing, Muzkya also reminded us that the game has received very positive reviews, with an apparent 75 critics awarding the game a perfect score. From our point of view it does seem like the criticism is getting a little overboard now – even resulting in many gamers taking their completed Mass Effect 3 copy back for a full refund from the likes of Amazon and even EA’s own Origin store.

Regardless of what you think of the ending, shouldn’t we be getting more excited about the fact that Bioware has just confirmed not one, but multiple Mass Effect games? Let us know your thoughts on Muzkya’s comments. Do you need a change to the Mass Effect 3 ending, or are you satisfied?

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