Mass Effect 3 executive producer Casey Hudson has responded to fans who were angered by the ending to Mass Effect 3.
Hudson dismissed any notion that BioWare might change the ending via a patch or downloadable expansion, as many campaigners, organised under the “Retake Mass Effect” banner, have requested.
“I didn't want the game to be forgettable,” said Hudson in an interview with Digital Trends. “Even right down to the sort of polarising 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.”
“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 also commented on the furore over Mass Effect 3’s day-one downloadable content pack, “From Ashes”, saying common sense is finally prevailing.
“I think a lot of the common sense is prevailing. Initially, it was spun in a direction that suggested that we had taken the lore out of Mass Effect 3 and were holding it inside the DLC only, which now the people who actually have played Mass Effect 3 and the DLC they know that that's not true. So that fear was set aside and, ultimately, I think people get it now.”