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Voice Actor Comments on Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut DLC
Controversy surrounded BioWare’s futuristic RPG Mass Effect 3 earlier this year when fans became upset about the game’s ending, claiming that it left too many loose ends and did not provide enough closure. After enduring an onslaught of angry messages, protests, and even a Kickstarter charity campaign, the developer has announced that the ending will be fixed by way of forthcoming DLC.
While the ending is not a completely new one, BioWare has promised it will be an “extended cut,” of the original, providing fans with the necessary closure to give the game a more satisfying end.
At this point story specifics intended for the DLC are unknown, but in an interview with G4, ME3 voice actor Lance Henriksen had this to say of the new DLC: “We did a whole series of things to add to the end of the game, to live up to the quality that they’ve been doing.”
Lance calls the unsatisfactory ending “just an oversight,” saying that the ending upset fans due to its abrupt nature when the player died. “Usually when a guy loses a game,” he says, “the game shuts down, it’s over, you’re done. And the players didn’t like that.”
The Extended Cut DLC is set to be released this summer.