Mass Effect 3 game director unapologetic over ending

Fan feedback "will become part of how we design" campaign and multiplayer DLC

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Casey Hudson has spoken openly for the first time about Mass Effect 3's controversial ending, which has stirred up plenty of anger among some series fans.


The game's director was unapologetic about the conclusion to the trilogy in an interview with Digital Trends, telling the site it's the one he intended.

"I didn't want the game to be forgettable, and even right down to the sort of polarizing reaction that the ends have had with people - debating what the endings mean and what's going to happen next, and what situation are the characters left in," Hudson said.

"That to me is part of what's exciting about this story. There has always been a little bit of mystery there and a little bit of interpretation, and it's a story that people can talk about after the fact."

He went on to say that BioWare takes fan feedback very seriously, and that the Mass Effect community will help shape upcoming campaign and multiplayer DLC.

"Oh, we pay very close attention to it. It's very important to us and we will always listen to feedback, interpret it and try and do the right thing by our fans. That's why if you look at Mass Effect 2 we knew that people wanted to spend more time with a character like Liara, and so we created an ongoing storyline with her as part of the comics and then built it into the DLC stuff, and we're always listening to fans. We have some really great multiplayer content and some really great single-player content coming over the air, and their feedback will become part of how we design that."

Check out our spoiler-free thoughts on the Mass Effect 3 ending (for goodness sake don't read the comments if you've not finished it though).

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