BioWare, Del Rey Books Apologize, Vow to Patch Latest Mass Effect Novel

Diligent Mass Effect fans have been complaining about the latest release in the series of Mass Effect novels that flesh out the universe, complaining about inconsistencies in the lore of the universe BioWare has created.

The latest novel, Mass Effect: Deception, ramps up the side stories detailed in the other novels toward the release of Mass Effect 3. It’s also the first novel not written by the series’ former lead writer, Drew Karpyshyn. While Karpyshyn is busy toiling away at Star War: The Old Republic, veteran game novelist William C. Dietz has taken up the standard.

But fans have been cataloging a ton of errors in the novel. A lot of it is of the intense and nerdy variety — like discussions of how Krogan physiology would influence a fight scene — but much of it is just a matter of continuity (and of not being Drew Karpyshyn, the dude who thought most of this crap up).

In response to the growing debacle, BioWare and Del Rey Books have issued an apology to fans and have said they intend to fix the errors in later editions of the novel. So there you go — now we’re patching our video game novels as well as our video games.

Via Kotaku.

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3 Comments on BioWare, Del Rey Books Apologize, Vow to Patch Latest Mass Effect Novel


On February 6, 2012 at 11:42 am

I’m sorry but that’s what you get for reading a book based on a videogame IP. If you want good Sci-Fi, there’s always Clarke or Asimov.


On February 11, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Shouldn’t that be “Krogan”, not “Korgan”?

Phil Hornshaw

On February 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm


Yup, typos happen. Ask Del Rey.