BioWare has said not everyone will be satisfied with Mass Effect 3′s Extended Cut DLC.
Executive producer Casey Hudson said in a BioWare podcast that even with the changes the developer implemented, there was feedback that couldn't be addressed as it’s impossible to “completely satisfy everyone."
"There are people who just outright rejected the whole concept of the endings, and wanted us to start from scratch and redo everything. And we can’t do that because that’s not our story, we wouldn’t know how to write that story.
"We’ve seen a whole range of feedback, ranging from people who wanted a total redo, to people who had concerns and questions about the original endings, to people who loved the original endings and have told us they don’t want to change anything. So there’s no doubt that there will be a whole new wave of discussion and debate, maybe even controversy. But we didn’t do the Extended Cut because we’re trying to make everybody happy, make it perfect – we just saw an opportunity to expand on things that we felt could add value to the experience, for those that appreciate it."
To hear the rest of what Hudson has to say, listen to the full podcast. Lead writer Mac Walters and community manager Jessica Merizan share their thoughts as well during the nearly 11-minute discussion.
Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut releases today, but a few of us have already decided to not play the DLC. Our managing editor, on the other hand, is already downloading the add-on and confirms the download is a hefty 1.85 GB.