Mass Effect developer BioWare has, surprisingly, suggested that the recent script leak on Mass Effect 3‘s plot might turn out to be a good thing for the sci-fi RPG.
Founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk said as much to Eurogamer in a recent interview. “In the big picture, some more stories are generated around it and more interest in the game,” Muzyka said. “We’re really proud with how it’s shaping up. It’s going to be the best Mass Effect yet.
“It’s hard to say something like that having a positive benefit, but if it gets more people to check out Mass Effect 3 that would be a positive benefit, and I think they should, because I think it’s a great game.”
Muzyka also suggested that fan feedback from reading the spoilers could help improve the script: “We listen to our fans all of the time. We listen to them on the forums, their feedback from stories. We’re reading it all. If we can get ideas out of it that will make the game better, sure. We’re not adverse to taking feedback. That’s part of our core values, is humility. Any time we get a good idea from fans… they’re our audience. They keep us in business.
“It was disappointing for them, yeah,” he said in terms of team setbacks. “They’re moving on. They’re making a great game. The script, frankly, has changed a little bit from what was released, too. It’s been edited. They’re always tuning it. They’re always making it better. But yeah, it’s tough when you see your work displayed. You realise only a small number of people are probably going to look at those spoilers in advance.
“It is hard on a team when they see their work revealed in an early form like that. It was a pre-release demo. The script was certainly not intended to be released in that form and that early. Here it is! It’s not even out yet, but you can read through it. It’s a summary.
“But they’re going to get through it because they’re a strong group. They really care about delivering a great game to the fans. They’re committed to making this the best Mass Effect.”
Mass Effect 3 launches next March on 360, PS3 and PC.