Gamers Protest Mass Effect 3 Ending
The ending to the highly popular first person shooter, Mass Effect 3, has generated responses from displeased gamers. Reaction to the trilogy's conclusion included betrayal and lack of fulfillment in the decisions made by the developers at BioWare. Dedicated fans who followed the Mass Effect trilogy over a 5 year span are seeking for better closure. Expectations were high for the game launch and the same can be said for an epic conclusion.
Fans took their frustrations to the internet where Facebook and Twitter pages were launched to voice their opinions. Demands were posted that the company redo the ending to make it "brighter," according to a poll on BioWare's social network.
Mass Effect 3 director Casey Hudson responds to the built up protests appearing on Facebook.
"I am extremely proud of what this team has accomplished, from the first art concepts for the Mass Effect universe to the final moments of Mass Effect 3. But we didn't do it on our own. Over the course of the series, Mass Effect has been a shared experience between the development team and our fans-not just a shared experience in playing the games, but in designing and developing them. An outpouring of love for Garrus and Tali led to their inclusion as love interests in Mass Effect 2. A request for deeper RPG systems led to key design changes in Mass Effect 3. Your feedback has always mattered. Mass Effect is a collaboration between developers and players, and we continue to listen."
The director has proclaimed that the team at BioWare have listened closely with fans to deliver what a game that reaches out to players. Though there has been no official word on the studio redoing the story's conclusion, Casey did promise to bring more downloadable content that may affect the ending. BioWare hopes to continue working from fan feedback for future developments.
"We also recognize that some of our most passionate fans needed more closure, more answers, and more time to say goodbye to their stories-and these comments are equally valid. Player feedback such as this has always been an essential ingredient in the development of the series... We are actively and seriously taking all player feedback into consideration and have ruled nothing out," reads an excerpt of BioWare's statement on Facebook. "At this time we are still collecting and considering your feedback and have not made a decision regarding requests to change the ending," added Casey.