UPDATE: It may not be called “The Truth”, but EA and Bioware have announced an Extended Cut DLC pack due this Summer which will add new cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes to the ending, as well as the Resurgence pack which will add new maps, weapons and characters to multiplayer this April.
Controversy aside regarding facial importing bugs and Day-1 DLC, Mass Effect 3 has released to plenty of positive reviews and happy fans, yet there’s been a fairly major bump in the road, because while the vast majority love the most of the game, they’re not so happy about the ending which has sparked off debates across the entire Internet and even an online petition to have it changed. Clearly I won’t be spoiling the ending for you in this news post, primarily because I myself am only just getting to it (review will be coming soon), but to put it bluntly there’s a lot of pissed off people.
A common theory regarding the quality of the ending is that Bioware rushed to change the ending of their game after the original ending was leaked into the Internet some time ago, leading to a more poorly thought out finale.
But now there’s a rumour going around that Bioware will be releasing a free DLC pack sometime in April or May titled The Truth, and that it will not only provide new multiplayer characters and maps, but an epilogue for the ending as well, which would hopefully quell angry fans. This rumour stems from a picture (seen above) that surface on the Internet a few days ago, which is shows a special developers pack filled with new characters for multiplayer, such as Geth and Batarians.
Polish gaming site CD-Action has posted what they’re saying is the full version of the graphic which shows a comment claiming that there is a Prothean Adept and Vanguard that the picture doesn’t show, and that the DLC will continue on from the ending of Mass Effect 3:
“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.
Let’s be very clear about this, ladies and gentlemen, this could very well be complete and utter bullshit posted by someone who has zero information, but then again it could also very well be entirely true, in which case angry fans across the globe may yet find themselves apologising to Bioware for all the death threats. Yes, death threats. Threatening to harm developers, or in some cases their families, is never cool, people.
So, what’s your thoughts? Is it true? Is it garbage? Do you want it to be true? And will it really be free?