As much as we’d love to think that yesterday’s victory by Electronic Arts in the Worst Company In America tournament pushed them to do something nice, we have a feeling that it’s just a coincidence that the video game publisher has announced it will release some downloadable content — for free! — to appease angry Mass Effect 3 players.
We mentioned a couple of weeks back about how EA-owned BioWare had come under fire from ME3 fans for capping off its hugely popular trilogy of galaxy-spanning geth-slaughtering games with an ending that left many players wondering, “I spent 100 hours playing these games for this?”
The company had hinted it might remedy the problem with downloadable content, but given EA’s history of using DLC to squeeze every possible penny out of players’ pockets, some worried that Mass Effect fans would have to ante up for an ending that doesn’t have the quality of that one essay question you answered with only 30 seconds to go on your Art History 203 exam.
But according to Joystiq:
[T]he content will add “additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes,” which will apparently offer fans “further clarity to the ending of Mass Effect 3” and “deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes.”
No specific date has been given on the “extended cut” DLC, other than saying “this summer.” But for some reason, EA has put an April 12, 2014 end date on how long it will be made available for free.