RUMOR: Mass Effect 3 DLC ‘The Truth’ Due In April (UPDATED)

UPDATE: BioWare today announced that it would be releasing DLC to “clarify and extend” the ending of Mass Effect 3 as it stands, without adding additional endings or changing content. The Mass Effect 3 Extended Edition will include additional cutscenes and information about the ending and is expected some time this summer. We’ve got a full story on the DLC here.

Original post begins below.

Mass Effect 3 Spoilers below. Read at your own risk.

Though an increasing number of fans are demanding significant changes, BioWare hasn’t offered up much in the way of comment about the the ongoing controversy over the end of Mass Effect 3. The closest they’ve come is an interview yesterday with Digital Trends, in which Casey Hudson appeared to rule out any change. Sorry guys.

Or did he? Yesterday, an image featuring what appears to be brand new classes for ME3 multiplayer made the online rounds. The story was that these classes would be unlocked in some upcoming DLC. Today however, Polish site CD-Action has posted what is claimed to be the full version of that graphic. The original graphic, seen at the top of this page, only seemed to indicate that it was associated with multiplayer. An anonymous poster has added additional commentary on the image that not only purports to clarify what happened with ME3′s ending, but makes almost unbelievable claims about BioWare’s DLC strategy.

The ending was half-assed because of the leak. They changed it at the last minute so they could have more time to prepare the real ending via DLC.

It’s called The Truth and it’s being released in April or May. You WILL be able to continue the story if you picked any of the endings. Your decision during that sequence will have a big effect on your ending of The Truth. The Truth adds two new sets of enemies, new classes, and multiplayer maps including “Firebase Hive”, which is a small area of the last remaining collector ship included in the DLC, which, by the way you should definitely bring Javik the Prothean along if you have him.

The picture here shows some of the leaked multiplayer classes and races. One race that isn’t shown is the Prothean Adept and Vanguard. This DLC also enables the ability for owners of the preorder and From Ashes DLC to find their DLC weapons in reinforcement packs.

All that content, and this might as well be labeled an expansion pack.

And it’s free.

You’re welcome.

I won’t deny I will hold out a tiny grain of hope that BioWare might fix the ending. The claim here that it was rushed out at the last minute, due to outcry over the leaked script, fits the wretched aesthetics and lack of clarity. If this turns out to be true, BioWare might manage win the love of players for all time. But of course, this is almost certainly bullshepard, most likely just some troll having fun messing with disgruntled fans by pretending to be a BioWare insider. I would expect BioWare to explicitly deny this rumor sometime soon.

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144 Comments on RUMOR: Mass Effect 3 DLC ‘The Truth’ Due In April (UPDATED)

Hunter C.

On March 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I squealed a little when I read this to be honest. And if this is the case, we (the gamers who complained) owe Bioware a BIG apology.

Ted

On March 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm

So, all this means is that they released an incomplete product in order to get us to buy a DLC to finish it off? This is the definition of greed. I’ve been trying to figure out if the Mass Effect team was just incompetent or greedy. Thank you for clearing that up.

This is akin to releasing a book and expecting the reader to pay for the last chapter or asking the movie patron to buy another ticket before he gets to watch the ending.

I have never heard of a game being released without an ending just so the company could suck more money out of the fans’ pockets. EA, I hope this comes back to hurt you guys. Every video game you guys touch, you ruin.

Ted

On March 14, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Oh, and I highly doubt it is free.

Fletcher

On March 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I highly doubt the majority of the rumor is true . I saw that image a few days ago and came to the conclusion that it would be a simple multiplayer dlc. As for the rest of the rumor, I find it highly unlikely that this would be free. Who knows though, maybe Bioware does have a soul. Either way, i’ll be waiting. I can hang on to my copy of the game for another month or so I suppose.

Adrian

On March 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm

@Hunter C. I understand why you would want to apologize, we the fans are probably giving them a hard time right now, but personally, I’m not apologizing for finally getting the full product a already paid for.
The second the credits went out and I saw the “continue the game by buying DLC” screen I KNEW the ending was cut down or heavily altered right before release date (no way it was thought out to end like that). This market strategy (releasing unfinished products and actively denying it) HAS to stop, and if this “The Truth” ending DLC is actually legit, it has already made an irreversible damage to the franchise and its developer. ME3 would then be Mass Effect 3: The Incomplete Lie.
I wont keep my hopes up for this supposed leaked content for now, not while the chief developer goes around giving interviews around the net denying the plot hole riddled unfinished story that ME3 is right now.

Chris

On March 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm

We, the consumer, do not owe EA or Bioware, the producer, a damn thing. they owe us for a shoddy slapped together ending that was rushed out to meet some arbitrary deadline. That is EVEN if this is true, I am still 99% sure its 4chan trolling.

Frenki

On March 14, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Ahhhhhh .. yea

Paul

On March 14, 2012 at 3:52 pm

“And it’s free”.

*Snort*

JawaEsteban

On March 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Bah. Obvious trolling is obvious. I admit that it is possible, but exceedingly unlikely, that this is true. However, the chances are probably about the same as being mauled by both a black bear and a polar bear on the same day. For this to be true, it would mean that the PR/market research department at BioWare is even MORE incompetent than they currently appear to be, and that seems truly out of the bounds of possibility for mere mortals. Basically, it would mean they thought it was a better idea to release a product that a chimp could have foreseen would severely damage brand loyalty instead of delaying the product (ala Valve) another month or so to get it right. Nobody is that dumb.

mkriddle

On March 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Check here to learn about the cause: https://www.facebook.com/DemandABetterEndingToMassEffect3

Give your opinion on the ending and whether or not you think we should get a new one here:
http://social.bioware.com/633606/polls/28989/

Donate to Child’s Play here:
http://retakemasseffect.chipin.com/retake-mass-effect-childs-play

Zach

On March 14, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I personally think that a good amount of this is true. The top one being that the story was leaked and they were going to make a DLC ending. But I think EA is more in control of this, being the greedy little snob they are, and are probably going to have to pay for it. $10.00 or so would be worth it to many fans to get the good ending along with many multiplayer incentives as well.OR!! Bioware could be saying sorry for what we had to do and get your full game expirence with some good stuff on the side as well. Again for EA being the non-negotiable company it is and keeping the same date of realize. But only time can tell if this is true or not but at least it has given me a glimmer of hope for this game (Even though I like the ending anyway)

amanda "putowtin"

On March 14, 2012 at 4:55 pm

It’s story time children!
“Once there was a mean old troll who lived on the internet, and he spent all his time annoying people. And today the troll messed with upset Mass Effect fans, pretending to give them a glimmer of hope, what a nasty old troll!”

erinsummers

On March 14, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Oh, please, oh please oh pleassssseeeee be true. I just finished the game today and at the end I was like “Wat????That’s it…..really?” and I waited all the way to the end of the credits thinking maybe they were pulling a fast one on me.

They weren’t, so if this rumor is true….I will so be happy, and I will probably scream scaring my parents…..again just this time not in rage.

As it is my copy is on my shelf and shall not be touched except to watch the one scene that I love(Kaiden/shep at the Citadel….>.< SQEEEE!)

Bioware, I hope you know that even if you do fix these endings, we fans may forgive you but We will never forget this horrible thing you've done to the game.

I'll tell you the "Truth"

On March 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm

What’s gonna happen in a couple of months is they gonna release the real ending, and everybody is gonna stop raging, worship the ground Bioware walks on and completely forget that Bioware thought it was “cool” to release a title unfinished. And intentionally at that !

That’s not a trend that I want to support.

Imagine if you will, in a few months or so that Bioware indeed releases the actual ending and it ends up being a massive success.

To the consumer’s eyes, it will be a daring, dashing way of delivering a narratives, playing on their attachment to the franchise and most importantly its characters.

Kinda nice, no ?

To the industry, it will mean it’s a brilliant new way to keep pushing out products without having to worry about actually delivering a full, finished product. And its popular as well !
Why make full games anymore when you can simply release content per chapter ? And if something doesn’t make quite as much profit as projected initially, then they cut our losses and not even bother finishing the storyline at all.
What about the fans ? Who cares, they already have our money.

Not so nice now, heh ?

I hope people remember that behind the hype, it’s fundamentaly wrong for a company to actually make a marketing skit out of selling an imcomplete product. Don’t forget Bioware are the guys who released a $10 DLC the day Mass Effect 3 came out.

I’d like to hope it’s a genuine attempt at trying to engulf the players more in the narrative, but something stinks and deep down we all know it.

Draxanoth

On March 14, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Honestly I think I’d be okay with them releasing the ending later if they don’t charge extra for it. That’s a lot better than saying “EA held our feet to the fire on the release date, so here’s your halfass ending and that’s all you get.”

Although I doubt that’s what happened, they’ve been far too quiet.

And yet I’m willing to live in denial and let them save face if they fix it.

Tali (@Locolobo_2)

On March 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I actually still have faith in Bioware, which is why I was so hurt when I thought the end was the end (but it wasn’t)… But I believe Bioware just pulled one of the greatest stunts on us history has seen… Indoctrination of it’s own Mass Effect fanbase… I believe EA hasn’t totally gotten to Bioware… Bioware has my faith still and until they prove it misplaced…

Deefel

On March 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Trollers gotta troll.

Seriously though this is either a pure stroke of genius on Bioware, them seeding their own rumors, or a clever troll just out for a grin. Bravo on all three counts! If anything this turn of events has increased the hype for the Mass Effect series even more. True fans play a RPG for the journey and not the destination, and the series was oozing of a journey.

Maybe, just maybe, this was Bioware’s little way of preventing all those people who sneak a peak at the last page of a book from ruining the series for themselves.

Justine

On March 14, 2012 at 9:45 pm

@ Hunter C. Why would we apologize all that means is i paid 80 dollars for an incomplete game

Druids

On March 14, 2012 at 11:00 pm

So they wanted to punish their customers for their staff’s incompetence in keeping the script a secret by releasing incomplete content and full price?

“And it’s free.”

“You’re welcome.”

No. you.

Hexas

On March 14, 2012 at 11:02 pm

No thank you, these kidney thieves don’t deserve any more money.

In fact, i’m amazed that people here are actually grateful. So you’re going to REWARD EA/Bioware with even MORE MONEY after that complete B-Grade shlock of an ending in Mass Effect 3? Here’s something you can do with all that money you seem to love throwing away: Shove it down your throats and stop breathing the same air as the rest of the sane people on this planet.

Joey

On March 14, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Even if this is true, what the are they gonna do for players without online capabilities?

Julian

On March 15, 2012 at 12:13 am

I hope this is true, but I feel the only reason Bioware would do this is because of the leaks about the game itself.

Iokua

On March 15, 2012 at 12:25 am

Bull. The leak only happened late last year, and the game was finished in February. Two to three months isn’t enough time to write, record dialogue, and develop it when it takes a good six to eight weeks to go through final QA and authorizations.

npc

On March 15, 2012 at 12:29 am

Just read the words ‘we owe bioware an apology.’ No. No we don’t. Even if this were true, and I saw it originally on 4chan of all places, it means that BioWare released an unfinished game with placeholder content for full price. It means all the tight lipped NDA style lies being fed in interviews are just that, lies. It also means the childish arguments that have broken out over the endings have been allowed to go on as some scummy marketing ploy when they could have delayed the product or promised the real ending from the start.

Ben

On March 15, 2012 at 12:31 am

Thanks for trolling me.

Annon

On March 15, 2012 at 12:35 am

If it is free, as the informant claims then yes I would be annoyed yet grateful for a proper ending. However if this is a paid DLC which is FAR more likely they will not see a single god damn cent of mine. Fake ending to cover up the real ending after a script leak only to release the real ending later as free DLC with a bunch of other crap. ING GENIUS.
Releasing a paid DLC containing the games real ending after the game has shipped and people outcry against the bad endings you wrote which you were well aware of being bad since you planned DLC with a proper ending to net more money from fans. still genius but in a terrible and cruel way.
Also just to make people rage. Gamer entitlement

Toni Pop

On March 15, 2012 at 12:49 am

Guys, guys….hold your horses.

The fact that we are going to get a multiplayer DLC with new characters is old news. Whoever spread that image simply attached a text to it saying that there’s going to be a new singple-player DLC as well, and used the leaked multiplayer image to make himself seem more legit.

However, it’s still an anon spreading a rumor with no basis to their claims.

Without a source for these claims, no journalists should spread this info. Anyone could have made that image and attached that piece of text to it.

And “The Truth”? Does that mean what we got so far was “The Lie”? How does that even sit with Bioware?

JawaEsteban

On March 15, 2012 at 1:08 am

I may be forced to revise my earlier post after reading this:
http://www.thevine.com.au/life/tech/mass-effect-3-and-the-ending-debacle20120314.aspx

The final point mentioned regarding the Mass Effect app is, IMHO, the strongest. An email from a squadmate (very much alive) to Shepard (also apparently very much alive) after the game has, at this point, concluded? Something is up.
Combine that with BioWare’s continuing to maintain almost complete silence in the face of a fanbase which is really close to grabbing actual torches and pitchforks and marching into the building lobby, which goes against almost every basic public relations guideline you can think of, and I am forced to conclude that something is going on behind the scenes we don’t know about.

Anonymous

On March 15, 2012 at 1:15 am

“Free DLC from EA/Bioware”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrF5x1OSJuQ

Goochman

On March 15, 2012 at 1:22 am

I for one will be the first to apologize to BioWare and recommit myself as a devout follower of their video game godliness

While It does seem too good to be true, I will hold out hope that the ending that made me conflicted, sad, confused, and angry will be fixed and (while I know it will not be perfect) provide an amazing end to an OUTSTANDING trilogy

April Fool's?

On March 15, 2012 at 2:45 am

If this is true then they should release it on April Fool’s Day as a “Ah ha! Fooled you all! Here’s the REAL ENDING”

James A

On March 15, 2012 at 2:51 am

I’m surprised they didn’t go all Mass Effect 3 Part 1 on us.. :D

Warp

On March 15, 2012 at 3:09 am

So now the ending we payed for gets retconned and those of us unable to buy this new DLC gets shafted out of a proper ending?

Thanks alot bioware, i know what i wont be buying in the future.

Freeman

On March 15, 2012 at 6:55 am

How about delaying Mass Effect 3 Episode 3? :D

Neothanos

On March 15, 2012 at 8:27 am

Its a Troll.

Direwolf

On March 15, 2012 at 9:27 am

If this is true, and its free Bioware will have completely redeemed itself in my eyes. If they charge us 10 bucks that’s pretty lame on their part but I will buy it.

I expect it not to be true though, and I will continue being disappointed.

dave1904

On March 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

if this was true i would not be sorry for what i said because BW should have warned us.

Random45

On March 15, 2012 at 10:15 am

Well, I thought the indoctrination theory was fans trying to grasp for ANYTHING other than the ending that they got (I don’t blame them, I hate ‘it was a dream’ endings, but in this case I would vastly prefer it), but this actually gives me some ounce of hope. It’s really far-fetched, but I really hope it turns out to be true – it doesn’t even have to be free, I am willing to pay to get this awful ending out of my game.

Ian Robinson

On March 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

After playing with the same Shepard throughout all three games, i feel that he deserves better then what he received. All of you people saying that you won’t buy it… well, you know you will eventually in order to get the bad feeling of the original ending out of your head. If it’s free, than my faith in BIOWARE will be restored to full paragon and i will buy from them religiously like i did before! But if it’s a paid DLC… i’ll still buy it… but i won’t buy any BIOWARE game in the future.

janisar

On March 15, 2012 at 11:24 am

This video actually made me like the ending… An after seeing it the indoctrination theory is the only one that makes sense.

Shepard’s Indoctrination:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbghjn7_Byc&feature=player_embedded

Zoider21

On March 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I really had to burst a bunch of peoples bubbles but anyone who had troubles with the ending should look at this http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/355/index/9999272/1

Honestly I have never been so insulted both as a gamer and a consumer as I was after reading the info on that page. Seems Bioware thought the ending they gave was great…

Stuart

On March 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I do hope this is true and if it is I will be one of many happy fans out there.
But I still think Bioware will owe US and apology, the fan base was upset by this ending and then in the wake of that upset verbally and editorially attacked by a number of media outlets incuding IGN and Forbes which both ran very ignorant articles on the campaign for a new ending, Casey Hudson himself made some very ill thought out comments encourging the controversy and the rest of Bioware appear to of hidden from the problem.
Bioware could of made a offical statment on day one of their intent to continue the story in DLC and avoid all this controversy and anger and they stayed silent letting it grow and that deserves an offical apology in my book

Plushdamentals

On March 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

This can not be true. In multiplayer it is not possible to unlock 6 characters. i dont believe any change is coming.

Plushdamentals

On March 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

*Meant 6 character classes when buying one pack.

Miri

On March 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Seriously? There are people who actually believe this? It. is. a. troll.

Use your critical thinking skills, people.

First, if you are paying attention, there is a glaring problem right off the bat. Protheans in multiplayer. Javik is the LAST surviving prothean. How does it then make sense that you could have four of the bastards running around shooting geth/cerberus/reapers?

it’s just multiplayer, so it shouldn’t matter, you say? I say open your eyes and stop letting yourself be spoon-fed this bull.

Secondly, while the Geth can become allies in this game, think about this: Geth vs. Geth? Yeah, that makes a WHOOOLE lot of sense — that wouldn’t be confusing for players at all. Give me a damn break. I am so sick of seeing this posted all over the net with people eating it up like it’s a fact set in stone.

There’s this special computer program that lets you alter images. I believe it’s called… what was it again? Photoshop? Are we all new to the internet, or something?

It’s from 4chan. If that doesn’t damage it’s credibility in your eyes, then you are a simpleton.

carrion

On March 15, 2012 at 2:35 pm

From what I read before, these characters are from the codes recieved with the action figures. Though, I really do hope they come in a DLC pack. I want that Krogan Battlemaster for multiplayer!

RKB

On March 15, 2012 at 2:53 pm

@ Hunter C

You mean we owe bioware an apology for releasing half their game and charging a full game price, and then releasing parts already made and other parts that are essential to the story line as dlc and making us pay again?

Although im happy that the ending might change, im not happy that i have to pay again to finish it.

Pepitobenito

On March 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I’m not convinced; it seems to perfect to be true. That said, I pray that this is the case. It sort of makes sense, to have them throw out a ‘misdirection’ ending in light of the real ending getting leaked early. But they definitely have a lot of fires to put out after this whole debacle.

They can still fix everything, and this *free* DLC pack would be the best way to do that. Though it shames me to say so, yes, I would pay for this if need be, but Bioware needs brownie points after ‘From Ashes’ and ME3′s ending, so I hope they make the right choice.

HMIC

On March 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

As long as the Mass Effect Franchise does not end like Interlay/volition Freesapce franchise, where no profits ended future proyects, I will buy all DLCs for mass effect and keep playing, the story is still good, no matter what the fixed

Silvermoor

On March 15, 2012 at 6:37 pm

sounds like bs or an excuse to me

Maidel

On March 15, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I’m trully mad with all the leaks that happened….if this is the true reason, trully, I’ll kill the stupid person who thought I would be funny, I tried to keep myself away from spoilers, though I found one or two…but trully I wanted to get surprised………….I even had so many types of saves just to check out………..how my evil and paragon would be….

I do remember a long time ago….someone asked if we the gamers could keep playing after the campaign…and Casey said yes…….but seems that many were like angry about it….though ok…you don’t wan to play…later…then make a horrible game choice…and have your Shepard, dead….the galaxy killed….and who knows! have fun with it…..but I’m not satisfied with such a tragedy and go through so much emotions for blue=suicide and destroy galaxy, green=suicide and destroy galaxy, and red=suicide and destroy galaxy….

Ben

On March 15, 2012 at 7:20 pm

If this is true than they should change the Asari Justicar skill already in game to Asari Camando.

Alexandra

On March 15, 2012 at 9:27 pm

“Secondly, while the Geth can become allies in this game, think about this: Geth vs. Geth? Yeah, that makes a WHOOOLE lot of sense — that wouldn’t be confusing for players at all.”

Yeah because Legion totally never helped you fight other geth during ME2.

German shepherd

On March 15, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Ah yes free dlc, a bs rumor to to try and save biowares sorry asses from an angry fanbase. We have dismissed that claim.

Melvin White

On March 15, 2012 at 11:13 pm

smd @ majority of you are poor gots who dont have $10 bucks to dish out. That price doesnt hurt my wallet or my ego, surely mommy or daddy can loan you the money for dlc that wont even take up much of whatever memory you have in your hd. Im really looking forward to this coming out, if not….im still gonna play it, i love me some of that M-37 Falcon with cryo ammo ;)

自来也

On March 15, 2012 at 11:39 pm

“And it’s free.”

That’s the part where this “rumor” became, and will stay as, absolute fiction.

Its implying Electronic Arts would give anything away for free.

Its enough to make one burst out into laughter so hard, that they start to cry…and then realize that its all fake anyway and proceed to ACTUALLY cry.

NOrasmus

On March 16, 2012 at 12:33 am

http://w11.zetaboards.com/Theorycraftng_HUB/topic/7688087/1/

The ending is not what it seems, please get yourselves informed and do your research before you start bashing on Bioware. The Indoctrination Theory is the perfect explanation of what the end ending meant and how it will go forward through a future DLC. READ THE POST!

Xian

On March 16, 2012 at 1:38 am

I may dislike having to wait all this time and to get an incomplete product, but I do have to admit that I enjoyed reading and contributing to all the theories to what the ending was supposed to mean, how it could fit in with the rest of the series, and how they would bring out the ending.

It’s has been very annoying, but also has been an enjoyable experience.

Kashrlyyk

On March 16, 2012 at 1:40 am

“You’re welcome.” I hope that isn’t Biowares attitude, but just from the “anonymous” person. Because that DLC, if true, is not a favor for the fans. It is the absolute minimum of damage control they have to deliver to maybe get trust back.

kh2

On March 16, 2012 at 3:03 am

The ending must be changed , I mean it’s crazy to finish it like that and then add a DLC!

cap

On March 16, 2012 at 4:24 am

Hunter C how if true do we owe them an pology. It just means they sold incomplete and unfinished item to you early so they can patch it later. Thats not what I would call a honest and professional thing to do. Granted if true it may help witht their current perception but in no way should consumers be saying sorry over a product, perhaps they should be saying sorry for taking our money and not delivering on what they promised.

Dan

On March 16, 2012 at 6:09 am

@Cap and many others. It will not be Bioware’s fault for releasing an unfinished product. It will be EA as usual. Like all the other times EA have messed up devs being able to release finished products. We all know EA pushes developers to stick to launch events. Bioware will get their love back when they release this The Truth DLC and it will be free I can imagine. You are directing your hate at the wrong company. You need to think more. Bioware are at the mercy of EA.

Go watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbghjn7_Byc and if it turns out we have all been fooled. Bioware will be the most awesome and respectable gaming company for pulling such a risky and creative stunt in order to survive EA’s release pressure. The more you think about the ending being indoctrination, the more you see how creative and respectable the Bioware story-writer and devs are. We shall see what happens “One more story”

Dan

On March 16, 2012 at 6:51 am

Also take a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwdFK6pfyiA

James

On March 16, 2012 at 8:00 am

Most people here are confusing GAME ending with SERIES ending. ME3 HAS an ending it’s just that, if this story is true, it’s not the ending to the series. Since the game released on Xbox it has to be $59.99. This set price means the Devs have a set budget. When the budget is used up (and the game is “complete” enough) they release the product. If they couln’t finish off the series then they will release another game (or DLC if a whole game isn’t justified. This costs more money.) There are plenty of examples in other media. Take multi-episode story arcs. They can’t complete the entire Arc in one episode because of time and/or budget constraints. So they leave you with a cliff hanger and complete the story next episode (and get twice the commercial revenue for one story.)

We do not owe Bioware an apology. If this is true (big if) they should have told us this will happen, preferably BEFORE they released the product. They told us ME3 would finish off the ME series story. If this is true, then they lied. Maybe we should forgive them if they release this DLC (esp. if the DLC is free) but we do not owe them an apology.

Thomas

On March 16, 2012 at 10:29 am

this better be true. my ME life cant end like this…..

chris

On March 16, 2012 at 10:36 am

I won’t be mad if this is true as long as its a decent size dlc with multiplayer and single player. if its just the real ending im going to be upset. Ill be hopeful you never know what people will do This leak could be true even if its not really going to be free.

dave

On March 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

who thinks theyll go as far as a MEMMO, as long as i get to see tali in other ME games ill be happy garrius is a fav too.

dave

On March 16, 2012 at 10:40 am

i cried so many times with this game and im not afraid to admit this. I aslo cried for what ea and bioware did to us.

cap

On March 16, 2012 at 10:52 am

@ Dan I never said anything about bioware I think EA and bioware are both to blame. They are both parties in this one and should both be held accountable and one should not get off scott free from blame as they both have their name on the product and are sharing in on the wealth. I think the game is an entertaining product, I just think it’s an incomplete one where many people are so fed up with being sold incomplete products but yet the cost of these items is constantly going up and up. These companies complain about poor sales and have excuses after excuses and use things like second hand game sales as diversions when they are really like EA who recently posted a record 8 year high profit for its last financial quater. No bad for a company that needs to release constant dlc and require their games to use online passes. What other game recently that has a msg that pops up after you have just finished telling you to buy more content later? That’s a slap in the face once you have gone on this trilogy of games or even if it was your first mass effect game to reach the end only to be told uh this is not really the end. They said the product was complete many times and stated that your past experiences would alter the conclusion in unique ways depending on how you have previously played. Now we know that’s not true and yet they want to possibly sell you what should have been in the “already paid for full game”. If it ends up being true and free it will go a step in the right direction to helping their company perception from consumers but yet that still does not make what is and as been for a long time now a very slippery slope that this gaming industry is heading towards and people have had enough. If they don’t stop soon the wells going to dry up and people are going to go elsewhere or stop entirely and they only have themselves to blame.

CS&L

On March 16, 2012 at 10:54 am

It`s BS. Miri kindly summarized the reasons I thought as well.

However, Bioware has credibly mentioned that DLC will be included, but….wait for it….you need to buy ACTION FIGURES. The exact quote is:

“Each figure includes an in-pack card giving you access to downloadable in-game bonus content. Each figure contains different in-game content, exclusive to North American released product. Collect all 8 for the full experience!”

Here`s more,
“This product contains a code that can be redeemed for bonus content for Mass Effect 3 multi-player that could include powerful weapons to take on the Reapers. The pack could also include character boosters, weapon modifications, and weapon upgrades to make your multi-player squad stronger. (Content applies to multi-player mode on PC and XBox only.) ”

So yeah, “The Truth“ of the matter is that, yes we will have multiplayer DLC somewhere in April or May, but no I don`t think it has much to do with being “free“ or involving single player endings seeing that it is multiplayer exclusive. So forget it and move on. This message from 4chan is no “leak“, it`s just a pimply fat nerd trolling us. Deal with it. For now, a much more satisfying response to dealing with the ending is pretending that it never happened (as in it never had an ending in the first place) and enjoying the beginning and the middle parts of the game instead which also, big surprise, matters. There`s also the multiplayer, which is unique to mass effect 3. And let`s leave it at that. Or whatever gets you sleeping at night.

Just don`t generate hype and spread rumors that have as many holes as the endings themselves. Peace out.

Steven

On March 16, 2012 at 11:54 am

No one ever imagined Mass Effect would reach the popularity it has since its inception in 2007. It is easily considered today to be one of the most popular video games in history. When talk about a new Mass Effect game surfaced, it was like no other video game franchises existed and every corner you turned all you would see is Mass Effect.

The ending never was broken. They chose to do the ending in two separate parts to extend the life of the single player game. All you have to do is think about this for a minute. Let’s say they do like Epic Games did with Gears of War 3. The game came to your typical Hollywood happy ending, and merely moments after the final cutscene ended the entire trilogy was nothing more than a memory.

Let’s fast forward 6 months later to the final installment of Mass Effect 3. No matter the way you try to look at it, the game ended with a cliffhanger. This inevitably left room for expansions, and it looks like that’s what we’re going to get. Yes, at this stage, it’s still just a rumor, but I think it will eventually be confirmed in the coming weeks. If you browse around the official Mass Effect 3 forums you will see BioWare is listening to everyone’s concerns and they even said they feel the ending was a success because right now it’s the hottest topic in video games on the internet.

Because BioWare is ran by a group of geniuses the ending to the Mass Effect trilogy was more than just a memory.

CS&L

On March 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Agreed Steven. Perhaps that is why they may have purposely put holes in their ending just so as to raise further speculation and reflection of choices made. However,the `geniuses` we are referring to are also marketing experts. So why deliver such a negatively perceived ending and then suggest a paid DLC for a better ending afterwards? Why are they imitating other famed franchises in this respect? Bethesda betrayed us in Fallout 3 and then provided a better one later. Why repeat this trend? Are they trying to reap profits in this manner? I predict that it would work and we would get better endings despite whatever fans would say and complain about. I am just plain disappointed with the lack of ethical marketing decisions that play on consumer interests in this manner. Isn`t there a better compromise to have a positively perceived ending AND provide further possible endings and expansions? Why garner significant levels of interest in this manner? It is obviously a planned decision and many companies are guilty of this besides EA and Bioware. There should be an ethics board governing decisions made by companies more stringently. Peace out.

Alexander

On March 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Im really at a loss on what to think now, if this is true then we owe bioware a grenade through the post! greedy bastards, they already dished out a pisspoor ending wherein my character and all the decisions i made meant squat and if they have actually set us up just for us to buy extra dlc then it just reinforces the greed of EA. but i doubt anyone would risk their fanbase over extra dlc so we shall see. but still you for the ty ending

Alexander

On March 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm

The ending was not “half-assed” because of the leak in October/November. No, actually, that leak contained the very same ending we got in the final version of the game, the one that the game shipped with last week, and that we’ve all seen.

I can actually confirm that. I’ve even got the language files from the leaked beta demo back in fall of 2011.

Alexander

On March 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm

That last comment was by me, the one before was not by me, however. x)

James

On March 16, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Seems like if they had something like this planned they would just come out and TELL people so they could stop freaking out. The silence from BioWare does not lead me to believe this is legitimate.

Michael Ratliff

On March 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I think this might be real, but I highly doubt it is free. I’d still gladly pay for it.

CS&L

On March 16, 2012 at 6:15 pm

@James Silence is not a viable reason of denying the validity of rumors. Common sense and logic does.
@Alexander it doesn’t matter when it was leaked. The ending was planned and the e idence is that this was chosen. Their lack of responsibility is further demonstrated. If you have seen the complete ending, follow these instructions: look up “space winter” in google images. Then tell me if fans have not been cheated.

DANgerous125

On March 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Well if it wasn’t for the leak we’d HAVE the complete game. They did this because they had to revise the ending. If you have someone to be pissed at, be pissed at the douche/douches who leaked it in the first place. I’ve been playing bioware games for a long ass time and they have my full loyalty due to the fact that they have delivered some pretty top notch games. Yes there were a few rotten apples (I’m looking at you DA2), but every game industry has that. As for DLC, play the god damn original game if you don’t support it. I will gladly give Bioware my money as long as they continue to deliver top notch games. Thats how its supposed to be. You, the consumer, pay the service, in this case bioware, for a product that brings you entertainment or pleasure, that way they can continue to keep their business running and provide us with more products that will give us more entertainment/pleasure. Gamers complaining, I respect your opinion…but I question whether or not any of you took a marketing or sales class at all in your lives. I mean factor in the sales of used games, consumers loaning games to their friends, pirating, etc and you will find that they may not have as much money as you think. Also factor in advertising their product, actually making it, getting stores to carry their product, etc. etc. etc. Remember people…you’re not the ones in charge of marketing the game. You’re not the ones in charge of developing the game. Hell, you’re not the ones in charge of writing it, though they were kind enough to LISTEN TO THEIR COMMUNITY and actually made contributions to the story for their loyal fans. I will agree I am not a fan of EA, but for Bioware I will gladly give them the benefit of the doubt until the day they finally rip my balls out from between my legs, roast them on the spits of humility and betrayal and feed them to me with the fork of sellout-s.

DANgerous125

On March 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm

the last word was sellout-f*cks

UndeadBrony

On March 17, 2012 at 9:10 am

It has been confirmed fake by ME twitter https://twitter.com/#!/masseffect/status/181035997151232000

Rehjul

On March 17, 2012 at 10:07 am

If this is real… Good God. All is set right in the world.

Ryan

On March 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Mass Effects twitter confirmed that “The Truth” is a lie. It’s hard to accept, but this is actually the ending we’re getting.The optimist in me wants to believe Bioware will win my trust back, but Bioware’s given the pessimist in me a sledge hammer to beat the optimist to death with.

https://twitter.com/#!/masseffect/status/181035997151232000

Even if they were working on ending DLC it would never be free. Game developers don’t have much heart anymore. They just want our money. It’s a shame to see such a sad ending to an incredible series and an incredible company. RIP Bioware, it’s too bad EA got their claws on you.

MASSEFFECTPS3

On March 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

keep in mind they probably where working on it before they released the game due to them changing ending because of the leak of the game so this is possible. I think it is the indoctrination theory.

Moontalon

On March 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I am praying that this is true. If it is true, even if they charge for the DLC, I will sing BioWare’s praises until the end of time. I don’t care about corporate greed or nickel-and-diming or any of that… I just want the trilogy that I’ve fallen in love with to have an ending that truly fits its glory.

Jonny Sad

On March 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I BELIEVE IN BIOWARE!
Could y’all stop saying they released an incomplete game? They didn’t, it’s got a beginning, middle and end it’s just that the end was, to put it nicely “A Nazi Cluster F’ck”. Oh and Day 1 DLC? Look at it this way, buy N7 it’s free, don’t care about a patch and a comic book? Buy the normal edition and pay extra for Dlc.. Fair.. I’ll pay money for a new ending! Hell id sell my xbox for a new ending knowing id never get to play it but just knowing its there would be enough… I’m tired.. I think the above story is a Troll.. But I believe in Bioware and they WILL fix this for us.. They’ll give us closure just you wait.. Oh and if you think what IGN said about us ending haters was bad, you should have read the first draft that wasn’t allowed to go to print…

kop

On March 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm

@johnny sad its not free in the n7 version because you paid extra to get that edition. And yes that includes the dlc not just the phsyical extras. Free does not classify where you pay more $ to get it.

anotherdude

On March 17, 2012 at 9:44 pm

If the whole “cut ending because the script was leaked” stuff is true; It means theyre going to fix these problems. If EA/Bioware has one-eighth of a brain, which im sure they do as ME series was a success, they have a more than better solution. I doubt that they will charge for this DLC. Although they know people will buy it regardless, they could do it another way. The multiplayer add on seems rather large from what weve seen (or think we see). If the DLC has a sufficient amount of “non-ending/the truth” material, that could be the part where we pay 10$ and the new ending gets thrown in with that. Theyre not stupid enough to charge us 10$ JUST for the ending. Either way they choose to handle this, soon we will get a response and then we can give our opinions on the way they decided to apply it. Lets all shut up and wait. Better than waiting another month or two for ME3 to come out right? I enjoyed it , and im eager to see what they do.

Dat_Truth_Hurts

On March 17, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Its a fake.

C’mon guys, we got clip art in this game. CLIP ART! Tali’s face, the “space winter”. Copy n paste endings.

If you ask me it is simply a rush to complete before done to appease the money men at EA.

Jay

On March 17, 2012 at 10:34 pm

All i can say is thank for torrents.

Rodney

On March 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm

This comes from EA, not Bioware, I am sure. This is exactly the kind of garbage they’re known for.

Rabid

On March 18, 2012 at 2:03 am

1) For all the people who are ranting about buying a DLC to get the right ending: Welcome to the entertainment industry. You try and compare it to movies or books, how they don’t make you buy the book and then the last chapter. No, what they do instead is make you wait for a sequel and then you have to read through 300+ pages of filler to get to the ending that could’ve happened at the end of the first book. Movies do the same thing by splitting the movie into two parts for no real reason except for length. We’re all taking this more personally because this might be the first time it’s happened quite so boldly and in the video game world. On one hand, I think we should be thankful that we could be getting a DLC to get our fix by the end of April for a few dollars rather than wait for years for Mass Effect 4 to come out, pay upwards of $60 for it just to see what the hell actually happened.

2) This is not to say that I condone such actions, since it is underhanded and just another way to get more money. But, we should, as I said before, be grateful that we’re getting it. They really don’t have an obligation to us. We paid the money and we got the game that they sold at that price. If we found the experience dissatisfying, we’re always welcome to greener pastures.

3) While I’m fairly certain that this is EA’s doing, so they could rush the game out before it’s ready, it’s not like BioWare hasn’t done this in the past. Star Wars KotR 2 never had an ending either. Again, executive meddling screws up an otherwise great game.

4) I’m not getting my hopes up for this DLC, to be brutally honest. Mostly because it’s good to treat anything less than an official announcement with a healthy amount of skepticism. But also because there’s a good probability that the new ending wouldn’t be right either. Especially if they misunderstand what we’re missing from the ending. It doesn’t have to be all sunshine and roses. Everyone is alive and we can all go home, tra-la-la. What we needed, and what we didn’t get, was closure on our story and that what we did actually mattered in the short run. Who was to say that the (SPOILERS) old man and kid weren’t just another cycle of beings who had been influenced by the time-capsule that Liara made and the Reapers had actually won? We don’t know. There’s too large of a gap to fill…

JHL

On March 18, 2012 at 3:17 am

Why is everyone having a go at this page so what if it’s not true get over it. (if it is true I shall laugh at all you none belivers) we know Biowere isn’t a company with a soul but they still make class games and do listen to there fans (how else would they rip us of for things like their mmo’s) so just have a little faith and so what if you have to pay i’d gladly pay to continue this amazing game for a price. :D

Bohan

On March 18, 2012 at 7:58 am

@Rabid Bioware didn’t produce KOTOR 2, that’s why its not half the game the first one was, although still ok(until the end).

Sonny Moua

On March 18, 2012 at 10:59 am

You know that Bioware is renowned for it’s finesse with video games and storyline. Would they leave the ending of a great trilogy like that? Of course not! Would you rather have Bioware and EA release a rushed and half-assed ending to make the deadline or have them stall while they create a fully satisfying conclusion? Yeah, I’d rather wait. I’d hope to wait. Of course the downloadable content for the ending is going to be free. It has to be free. The ending to any game is always included in the game.The ending was scrapped because of some fan or tester leaking the script. And you all read it. If you want someone to blame for the shoddy ending, you need only look in a mirror.

Alex

On March 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

If it’s coming out in April, I think it was probably already in the works before the game was released. Even if it’s a better ending, I don’t think BioWare deserves an apology at all, because it’d be a total move for them to withhold that from the players for a month.

Robert

On March 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Speaking of the ending….

…. can someone explain how one of my squadmates who I brought to the final mission ended up being in the Normandy?

Scott

On March 18, 2012 at 9:38 pm

The picture is a fake, one of the classes says asari justicar. In multiplayer all asari are justicar’s.

Max2484

On March 18, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Sorry guy’s, I never tough i’d start a rumor with a theory made in a comment on a youtube video…

Ben P.

On March 18, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Two things:

1. @Robert: As I was limping to the citadel, I looked and saw Ashly lying in a pool of blood but she was there on the normandy. youre right WTF

2. there is a great theory as to how the ending possibly makes sense. the theory is that after Shepard collapses he/she actually hallucinates what happens and is manipulated by the reapers after all Shep has been in contact with a reaper sense ME1

Ben P.

On March 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm

read this it supports the hallucination theory very well

http://www.videogameologists.com/2012/03/15/mass-effect-3s-good-ending-informal-literary-discussion-on-a-metamorphic-work/

Tyler

On March 19, 2012 at 1:49 am

Some of you people need to get a life. It could be true, if so, awesome. If not, oh well. Don’t need to blow a gasket and rage about how Bioware IS GOING TO RUIN THE VIDEOGAME INDUSTRY WITH THEIR MARKETING EVILS. Just take it for what it is and move on. They made a game, you bought it, you like it or you don’t.

Politics and conspiracy aside, I hope its true whether its free or not. That would be Bioware hasn’t only indoctrinated Shepard, but the entire Mass Effect fanbase into believing that it was the real ending. You’d have to admit that ’s cool even if you don’t want to pay ten more dollars for the ending you think you deserve (and will likely about anyway, as that’s what people do at the end of trilogys).

Michael

On March 19, 2012 at 6:35 am

To be honest, I have no doubt that we will EVENTUALLY see some form of DLC that might or might not provide closure. There were just too many plot holes and head scratching moments for there not to be some form of DLC forthcoming.

Everyone keeps complaining about BioWare/EA charging for a proper ending. Oh the joys of capitalism. Like an earlier poster said, they have been doing just that for YEARS in the form of movies, books, comics, and yes, even games. Any video game series has done this in one form or another.

It does definitely seem like people are getting a little crazy about this Mass Effect 3 ending debate. Here’s a thought, why don’t we wait until the game has been out more than a week before we get all bent out of shape about the ending. BioWare has at least acknowledged that they are cooking something up and we will see something sooner rather than later, which is certainly more than they gave us for KOTOR 2. That game was amazing, but the ending just felt very meh. This ending REALLY confused me and a lot of the end cinematics just didn’t make much sense in the grand scheme of the series. I will just wait until BioWare announces/releases the DLC before I cast my final judgement. My assumption (and I really don’t think I’m too far off on this) is that we will hear something about DLC (whether it is a new ending or something to help with the story) by E3 this June, if not sooner. I don’t think that would be too far off the mark.

Robobobo

On March 19, 2012 at 11:56 am

I don’t get what all the fuss is about. I realize people don’t want to pay for an incomplete game but no one complained about fallout 3. It’s fairly obvious that Shepards story isn’t over. The game for me had a total of 40 hours of play time that I enjoyed to the fullest. Most games these days seem to last half that long. If you can’t pay 15 dollars for dlc you probably should be playing at all. It makes sense that they would do this because it creates buzz and adds mystery. If they pull it off, bioware and the mass effect series would be immortal for not only a genius marketing strategy but a memorable game.

Seamus

On March 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease PLEASE be the real thing…

Iss

On March 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I just want some form of dlc honestly lol i dont even care about the online stuff right now… i want some closure for the single player

Garrin

On March 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I hope it’s true because the ending did seem rushed. Bioware is a good company and if they threw the ending that they got now in because of release day pressure, leaks, etc the what i just read sounds like redemption for them, if it’s free. If you have to pay for it, then well, get ready to pony up 10 bucks. Shepard deserves to ride off into the sunset with his/her girl/boyfriend, beat the Reapers, and be remembered as one of the greatest gaming heroes of all time.

Austin

On March 19, 2012 at 8:57 pm

well this sounds to good to be true so i will not believe it unless i see it with my own eyes. I hated the ending too but it is what it is whether we like it or not so whatever. But i also believe they will come out with some sort of singleplayer DLC when you beat a game it says continue your legend by playing DLC so idk we will just have to see what happens.

Steven

On March 20, 2012 at 7:14 am

Free,? From EA?? Not bloody likely!

Fetus of the sea

On March 20, 2012 at 9:06 am

Hate to break it to you guys but the pic is all but confirmed 100% fake. Some guy on /vg/, a subforum on 4chan made it and later admitted to it. His troll succeeded since his image has appeared on multiple gaming news sites.

Sorry guys :( , but the Retake Mass Effect 3 charity has made 70k so far and the amount of people outraged over the ending grows every day. Every other question on all the twitters (not counting what is not tweeted back) regards the ending.

If bioware does nothing they are ignoring their entire userbase and shooting themselves in the foot with selling future dlc. Do I think they’ll do something because of this? Not necessarily but I won’t give up hope, if they’re going to do something we’ll hear about it at PAX EAST on April 8th.

Robobobo

On March 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

I like how people that don’t like the ending are effectively ruining it for everyone else. I was told what was going to happen and it spoiled it for me. I wish people would give it a break or shut up and give everyone a chance to beat it.

Moose

On March 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

Seriously just suck it up people the game ended in a fantastic way. Just because you didn’t get the cliche ending you wanted means nothing, I admit i was mad when i first beat it, but it really means we all liked the characters this much. Clearly we were all attached. Good job to bioware for a good end to an epic story

Chris

On March 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Pretty sure this is just a hoax but heres hoping that I’m completely and utterly wrong…until we find out though ill continue to hold the line.

Read up on the cause:
http://www.facebook.com/DemandABetterEndingToMassEffect3

Stop whinning

On March 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Every one need to stop whinnying that it is “unfinished product.” think of it this way, have them delay a game another 6 months and have the Internet freak out, rage till it comes out, then not be satisfied; Or release it early, take opinion, make it “FREE” and make it fill every ones dream of having a badass over the top ending… Plus, it was then ending to a badass trilogy, it doesn’t matter how it “ends” everyone will that it wasn’t right or speculate about alternative things. Also, might just be me, I thought ending was cool, very open ended, just my opinion though.

Nameless

On March 21, 2012 at 9:01 am

http://blog.bioware.com/2012/03/21/4108/

I rest my case.

Joe

On March 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

People aren’t complaining that the ending is BAD… even though it is… it’s just the choices made in previous like saving certain people or killing them had no impact in this game hardly and definitely not in the ending… my ending lasted 2 minutes and had no mention of previous events or choices from other games.

Joe

On March 21, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Well put it this way… I doubt Bioware wanted to rip off fans… but after ME1 there games went downhill… they were made into 3rd person shooters with rpg elements… ME1 was amazing and Im not saying 2 and 3 are bad, they’re not they are really good games. It just seems like everything got dumbed down when it was perfect (pretty much) in the first game. The ending felt a little mediocre and while I don’t think it’s the worst ending to a game I just felt all those hours I put into ME 1 and 2 were wasted in the end.

Joe

On March 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Oh and everyone saying if it’s made free all is forgiven… Maybe someone doesn’t have Xbox Live… what they only get 2/3rds of a game? Companies like EA cash in on games all the time with DLC, Armor, Weapons, New Costumes or Characters… EA are the problem with Mass Effect not Bioware.

Eric

On March 22, 2012 at 2:30 am

This whole thing just reminds me a bit of what happened with half life 2. When their game was leaked, they canned the ENTIRE game and spent years rewriting every element, from the stories to the characters and the entire world. Simply because it was leaked. I feel as if bioware had the same inclination to can the whole game. But that would be throwing away years of work. The game that had so much hype would have the release date pushed back years. So I am likely to believe the ending was rushed due to a leak. I feel like they scrambled to try and write something new to meet the deadline but still leave the end open enough that they can further expand on it and give the attention that it deserves.

Billy

On March 22, 2012 at 5:17 am

As it seems, this leak is fully legitimate, according to reports from IGN… Congrats to whoever leaked it, that was an impressive find ;)

Robobobo

On March 22, 2012 at 10:14 am

Xbox live is free, xbox live gold costs

jeremy

On March 22, 2012 at 6:12 pm

wow reading all your comments makes me laugh seriosly i dont see u little making a game and personally i dont care if its an imcomplete game or we have to buy dlc to see the ending i just care for my entertainment why and moan if your so angry trade in your games and quit ing im hoping it is dlc with the ending but my only problem wish mass effect 3 was no krogan partner but meh anyways it wont bite bioware in the ass because if it is a greedy plot to make cash it will work and i applaude them for it i would do it to alas i agree with one thing the endings were rush but at the same time intresting blah blah blah all i want is a korgan partner screw bugface give me KROGAN

jeremy

On March 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm

oh and joe mass effect 1……..is far INFERIOR TO 2 AND 3 GRAPHICS GAMEPLAY AND MOST OF ALL COMBAT SUCKED it was so bleh i cant believe u like 1 more than 2 or 3 the story rocked and at the time it was fun but the combat blew chunks compared to the later games

MeganScreams

On March 22, 2012 at 8:41 pm

We do owe them a small apology, like really. They said that they cut down the ending because of the leaked images. Bull the ending is part of the whole story, the picture above is just multiplayer skins which the only thing that multiplayer has an impact on in single-player is the war map. That’s it and all of the orginal skins for multiplayer suck, you can’t even change the pieces of armor that they’re wearing, I always loved female Quarians, but you can’t do anything with them except change the main color and highlight color. The reinforcement packs don’t come with the normal version of the game even if you preorder it and they say that’s how you get more options to change your characters appearance. I have more to say, but I’m just ranting now.

J. Morales

On March 23, 2012 at 9:51 am

If it’s not true Bioware should make it true. I’m of the opinion that Bioware goofed either way. If the ending was a dream/indoctrination/whatever, the twist should have been included in game. Seriously, they could have delayed this game to include a twist ending and Javik. Great games (Zelda and Super Smash Bros are notorious for this) often get delayed and the fans are very understanding because they know it will be worth it.

If a twist ending had been in game, then we would have had our minds blown and would be talking about how ME3 is the greatest game ever. That said, revealing the twist via free DLC is certainly better then leaving things as they stand. I would also include the free DLC standard on every copy of ME3 that ships from here on out.

NAPRA

On March 24, 2012 at 6:04 am

Shut the up guys…. It was a great ending…. this is a way u end trilogy….no one predicted this…. I’m just mad coz I don’t know if he’ll have a ME4 or not…. but this shepard history ended wonderfully…….

bobert

On March 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm

If true, the ending is terrible and by the multitude of bad comments and multitude of forums stating this… I will pass on this whole game. I couldn’t care less about finding out about some digitized none real characters stories if it means I get robbed to find out. I will just go outside and do something else. That or I will buy a case of liquor and forget about it quicker. Either way I would be saving money and preventing funds going to EA… by far the worst gaming company out there. I have not bought a single game from them since… well it has to be 6 years now. The only aspect they are good at is conning their customers or ruining franchises.

DexDude

On March 25, 2012 at 2:13 am

I just want to point out that this is more than likely fake. Most people might have not noticed this but the last unlock on the right in the picture is “Asari Justicar”. I highly doubt they would add a new class (Justicar) to only put one race in it, considering there are no other species that have Justicars and every other class has four choices. I hope this is real but I doubt it very much. Also the Krogan Battlemaster kinda throws me off as well.

Cursed

On March 25, 2012 at 10:18 am

I’m not sure if this “Truth” DLC is honestly the real deal or not. Is BioWare possibly going to release a DLC for the ending given for the game? Probably, yes. They had announced previously that DLC were going to be released for ME3 before the game was released, so they will probably have something for the ending, considering that the Indoctrination Ending actually has some validations. What also validates this belief is that when Mass Effect Deception was released, fans clamored to have the book changed when it showed that none of the facts in prior books and games were held up as accurate or canon. As a result, BioWare is now in the middle of re-releasing the books for sale, corrected, in addition to sending out new copies to all fans who purchased the book.

If BioWare did that for a book, why wouldn’t they do something similar for one of the games? Because they have something planned for the future.

Personally, I have been a fan of the game series and BioWare since playing Mass Effect 2. It inspired my love for the games, and helped me branch out and get the original Mass Effect, and then other BioWare games such as Dragon Age: Origins, and later its sequel Dragon Age II. I find myself slightly disappointed with fellow fans of the series who are willing to let one small issue of an ending ruin the entire series for them. I may have not enjoyed the ending either, but at least I’m not whining about it like an insolent child.

Anonymous

On March 26, 2012 at 1:24 pm

its not fair to judge Bioware, we all know EA is the power behind the throne. fire your lazer’s at them. they’ve done this before and theyll do it again. however this does state that it’ll be free for what its worth. and im sure if its not there’ll be some way to force their hand. lets face it; they owe the fans that much.

Clint

On March 26, 2012 at 9:34 pm

by firing at bioware we are firing at EA, They need to realize that they need us more than we need them, I think this is a pinnacle moment for gamers, we showed that are voices matter when voiced together, we also showed unity in the console wars, this is how we should be from now on, not arguing over which system is better, im sure we could even help the xbox 360 owners get online for free instead of paying for it

CatSmasher

On March 26, 2012 at 11:22 pm

yesssshhhhh i hope the multiplayer DLC weapon this is true cuz i wanted my particle rifle in multiplayer so bad

Jonathon

On March 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Loved the ending. Great work, Bioware!

Kenneth

On March 30, 2012 at 3:59 pm

*Fangirl Squee* – IF true!

If its true & free most gamers will most likely forgive Bioware…

If true but we have to pay for it, I foresee another sh*tstorm for Bioware! – Rightfully so cause that’s effing greedy man!

CabShep

On March 31, 2012 at 3:26 pm

this is most likely fake, the pic is from another DLC pack that is an online pack I think, free DLC? Don’t think so, well I guess we’ll find out in April

Jhon D

On April 3, 2012 at 9:08 pm

So if you put it really simple it goes like this:

- I pay for the game
- I got to pay more for a “day-one DLC with supposedly essencial content” (From Ashes)
- I get the crappiest ending in the history of crap
- Then a month later i have to pay another DLC to get a good ending that as far as i know could be more crap from the same toilet?

Aaron R.

On April 4, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Geth vs Geth? Now that doesn’t make sense to me. They could’ve all died based on your decision or all could have become your ally.
Asari “Justicar”?
Krogan “BattleMaster”?
I can clearly see that the Geth characters are infiltrators and engineers, but what class does the Asari Justicar and Krogan Battlemaster belong to?
Prothean Adept and Prothean Vanguard?
Wasn’t Javik the last Prothean?
Free DLC? HAH!
They released DLC on the first day and it wasn’t free, which it should’ve been in the game already.

I like the story, but my instincts tell me it’s just another troll.

yoon

On April 5, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I just can’t help wondering, is “free DLC” extended ending going to be watered down version of would have been “paid DLC” ending? If there hasn’t been an outcry from fans, would they have charged us DLC containing real ending? Either way, ending to ME3 was…. bs….. They lost a fan.

MrMalditor

On April 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm

People who whine and complained about the ending are babies. I’ve played every ME and was satisfied with the ending/s.

Zack Aschenberg

On April 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm

What if they make a game in which Commander Shep. goes to research the race who created the Reapers
? I mean, nothing non-organic could create itself. I think that it would make a great story if they did it right.

Kiljoy616

On May 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm

But of course, this is almost certainly bullshepard, most likely just some troll having fun messing with disgruntled fans by pretending to be a BioWare insider. I would expect BioWare to explicitly deny this rumor sometime soon.

Now this is more of the Truth is. I say even more lame excuses with “ITS ART” somewhere in the sentence.

Star-Lord

On August 18, 2014 at 11:30 am

I don’t blame BioWare for this whole fiasco. With the real ending leaked, EA Forced them to make that sad, miserable, Red/Green/Blue atrocity. The reason they made these dlc was not because of greed (on BioWare’s part) but because they want to give us a big sorry. And the reason it takes so long for each dlc to come is 1. Time it takes to produce, 2. They want to milk the Indoctrination theory as long as they can, so when “The Truth” (HINT HINT) is revealed, they’ll have Gamers like: “Hey, at least we GOT the truth.” So BioWare can have made a little money off making gamers wait and buy each dlc individually, making it incomplete,having them play through the new changes, have this dlc come out quite later, have them buy it, and then PLAY THROUGH THE NEW CHANGES AGAIN.