Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut is real, arriving as free DLC for all versions of the game this summer. According to EA and BioWare the DLC will expand upon the events at the end of the game, adding new cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes. It will reportedly give fans deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes.
"We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and team," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder of BioWare and general manager of EA's BioWare Label. "Since launch, we have had time to listen to the feedback from our most passionate fans and we are responding. With the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut we think we have struck a good balance in delivering the answers players are looking for while maintaining the team's artistic vision for the end of this story arc in the Mass Effect universe."
Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series added: "We have re-prioritised our post-launch development efforts to provide the fans who want more closure with even more context and clarity to the ending of the game, in a way that will feel more personalized for each player."
Mass Effect 3 is out now on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The Extended Cut DLC will remain free until April 12, 2014.
Martin, our resident Mass Effect fanboy, was coy when asked for his thoughts on the matter, simply stating that he'd "play it," before adding that "it's not wrong for people to want more closure".