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BioWare responds to the fan outcry over the Mass Effect 3 ending

But won't respond to destructive attacks

BioWare has announced that they are working on some 'content initiatives' in response to the outcry by fans over the ending of Mass Effect 3.

Many fans have been upset over the way BioWare chose to end Mass Effect 3 even going so far as to make complaints to the Federal Trade Commission and Better Business Bureau in the US.

As a response Dr Ray Muzyka posted on the BioWare blog stating their surprise at the reception Mass Effect 3 has received and promising that they are preparing more content to answer some of the unresolved issues that fans are having with the current ending.

It read, "Our first instinct is to defend our work and point to the high ratings offered by critics - but out of respect to our fans, we need to accept the criticism and feedback with humility. The passionate reaction of some of our most loyal players to the current endings in Mass Effect 3 is something that has genuinely surprised us. This is an issue we care about deeply, and we will respond to it in a fair and timely way. We're already working hard to do that."

He went on, "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. You'll hear more on this in April. 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. 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 the post he also took time to address the more abusive responses of some fans saying, "Some of the criticism that has been delivered in the heat of passion by our most ardent fans, even if founded on valid principles, such as seeking more clarity to questions or looking for more closure, for example - has unfortunately become destructive rather than constructive. We 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."

Thanks GamesIndustry.biz and the official BioWare blog.

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