BioWare planned controversial Mass Effect 3 finale, pays “very close attention” to feedback

Try as they might, it doesn’t look like Mass Effect 3‘s controversial ending will be changed. The game’s executive producer Casey Hudson stands by the “polarizing” final moments, even saying he planned for the ending to be controversial.

“I didn’t want the game to be forgettable, and even right down to the sort of polarizing reaction that the ends have had with people–debating what the endings mean and what’s going to happen next, and what situation are the characters left in,” Hudson’s told Digital Trends.

“That to me is part of what’s exciting about this story. There has always been a little bit of mystery there and a little bit of interpretation, and it’s a story that people can talk about after the fact.”

Hudson says he’s proud that the story “will be remembered.”

That said, BioWare does continue to pay “very close attention” to fan feedback — something the more optimistic ones out there may find hope in — “and try and do the right thing by our fans.”

“That’s why if you look at Mass Effect 2 we knew that people wanted to spend more time with a character like Liara, and so we created an ongoing storyline with her as part of the comics and then built it into the DLC stuff, and we’re always listening to fans.”

Looking ahead, there’s “some really great multiplayer content and some really great single-player content coming over the air,” Hudson teases, saying fan feedback “will become part of how we design that.” Considering that essentially all fan feedback so far relates to the trilogy’s ending.. well, here’s hoping that all will be satisfied when it’s all said and done.

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