BioWare: Next ME3 DLC Has “High Potential For Tears”
The still unannounced but completely known-to-be-happening next bit of Mass Effect 3 DLC is currently under production, and composer Sam Hulick is crowing about the emotional
manipulation power of the music he’s writing for it.
“What I’m up to lately: working on an unannounced Mass Effect 3 DLC! More details on this coming later on,” he said on Twitter, adding that he’s “tossing in piano and muted strings for this one particular piece. High potential for tears.”
I’m guessing he means from the disappointed fans forced to accept that the ending will never make sense. Zing. But seriously, this probably means more of the sad piano music that made the incomprehensibility of Mass Effect 3 feel more touching than it actually was.
Meanwhile, details are emerging about the next DLC, verifying previous rumors. On the BioWare forums, designer Jos Hendriks confirms that the entire writing staff is back for the upcoming DLC. “It’s all hands on deck for this one,” he says. “Pretty much every ME3 DLC writer here in Edmonton is involved. (which would include both Patrick Weekes AND John Dombrow)”
Nice to know Weekes didn’t lose his job after his – yes, denied – candid comments on Penny Arcade earlier this year. Still, it’s hard to get too excited about this upcoming DLC. We already know how things turn out, so what’s the point. Also too, Omega continued the trend of stripping Mass Effect of almost everything that made the game unique.
We hold out hope nonetheless, because we’re naive like that.