BioWare planning 'much more' Mass Effect 3 DLC

Producer Mike Gamble teases additional add-on content for space-bound role-playing game to follow yesterday's Extended Cut.

Yesterday's free Extended Cut downloadable content for Mass Effect 3 will not be the final add-on for the space-bound role-playing game. Producer Mike Gamble teased additional content for the game last night through Twitter, saying the developer is planning "much more."

BioWare is cooking up more Mass Effect 3 DLC.

"Would now be a good time to talk about how we're doing more DLC in the future? That was a trick question. We'll save the future DLC for future chats," he said. "Don't worry though…there's much more."

Previous Mass Effect 3 DLC includes the launch-day From Ashes content, as well as the Resurgence and Rebellion multiplayer packs, which were released in April and May, respectively. Mass Effect 3 launched in March to a warm critical reception and sales of 1.3 million in the United States alone.

After Mass Effect 3's launch, fans cried out over the game's endings. In April, BioWare officially addressed the situation, saying it would offer free Extended Cut DLC that would bring "deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes," but offer no new endings. This content is available today for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in most territories, though European PlayStation owners will have to wait until July 4.

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DCUltrapro
DCUltrapro

regarding the multiplayer... I'm a level 11 soldier, I downloaded those 2 multiplayer packs, are they PURELY more maps? or are there weapons and equipment packs? I couldn't tell when I played last night as I haven't played the MP much. but for some reason I still can't get any new guns, how do you get new guns?

SolusFane
SolusFane

I'll buy the DLC :) just because its the end of the story doesnt mean there isnt other stories to play with.

 

Besides, I'm hoping to actually see female krogans outside of their masks, and female salarians without hoods and in greater numbers.. as well as fem turians, batarians, drell, volus and elcor.

 

Also perhaps something that actually makes ME2 worth playing. Its not even connected to the series at all.

Caduceus89
Caduceus89

Edit: That should be "between the eyes of a human engineer"

Caduceus89
Caduceus89

Hopefully we get to fight some regular humans and aliens as opposed to their reaper variants. I like fighting cannibals and marauders and what not but there is nothing quite as satisfying as putting a well placed bullet between a human engineer after ripping apart their shields or blowing apart a salarian with the claymore. Also, am I the only person that misses morinth's dominate power?

WarpedCore
WarpedCore

Whomever buys any DLC after playing thru this is a sucker. I understood the DLC in 2, because we thought it would be relevant to the story on the series. Any DLC for ME3 still gets us to the same finality. Not interested in Multi, obviously. Looking forward to new ME games in the future.

Alpr1010
Alpr1010

Gamers planning to buy  "much less" Mass Effect 3 DLC.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Was about to say "wtfook how did I miss this?!?!" then I read to the end and 3 more days... Happy about this and it leaves me 3 days to kill this bastard colossus!!! (paying through Shadow of the Colossus, just incase no one got that...)

anyone already got the dlc and can tell me if it's just new stuff at the end or if it's spread throughout the whole game? because I was thinkin about replaying the whole game, but not sure if I can be arsed, thanks in advance.

mikezero83
mikezero83

New weapons, new missions and planets, and just maybe... someone gives the Normandy a damn mako again.  :P  They "introduced" the Hammerhead in ME 2 so why can't we magically find a mako for the ship? Seriously how many did they have at the ending? Hackett couldve easily had one ordered then sent to them. That's just my wish list any way.

Vaultdweller108
Vaultdweller108

put more money in to something i'll probably never play again no thanks.

joesguy
joesguy

Bioware lies again, there WAS a new ending in the DLC. Granted it was awful, but a new ending nonetheless.

Vastano
Vastano

 @seven11evan7227  (Can't be bothered to scroll all that way xP)

Oh I definitely agree that the Extended Cut cutscenes should have definitely been in the game from the get-go. It's a shame it took a fan outcry to get them to do it :|

 

But yeah, that's precisely why I chose Synthesis to begin with (pre-Extended Cut), was because I had worked so hard for Synthetics (nurtured EDI to sentience and sided with the Geth), that I didn't want all that work to become meaningless.

 

But post-Extended Cut, when the "Solution AI" (SAI/little kid phantom) explained the choices I had, (for me) Destruction became a much less viable option, and I was almost persuaded to go for the control root. But I went with Synthesis after I realized that in both Destruction and Control scenarios, war could still break out between Synthetics and Organics.

In the end, after watching the final cutscenes, I felt I made the right choice. Shepard's death paved way for Organics to achieve a state of Utopia. No more illness, possibly no more death, no more war. Almost like Shepard's death granted everyone access to heaven.

 

Perhaps Bioware were going for a Biblical reference with the Synthesis ending?

Vastano
Vastano

 @verizon0699  (Can't be bothered to scroll all that way ;P)

Hahaha yeah you're right, being in a "spirit" kind of form is different than drawing breath. But the way I see it, he is now the "Solution" A.I (which I will refer to as SAI). So perhaps he can somewhat take semi-physical form like SAI did when it/he/she formed into a child.

 

That said, the way the Shepard-SAI spoke, it sounded like it was a merging of two consciousnesses. Almost like a synthesis that took place only between SAI and Shepard; but with Shepard being the more dominant of the two.

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

I'm happy that they are adding to the ME Universe. You can never get enough of it.

firehawk998
firehawk998

At this point after watching the extended endings of ME3 the only DLC Bioware could make is zombie shepard or something zombie based.

hrothgar99
hrothgar99

i'd actually prefer if they got new stories ..coz for me the shepard saga is over .... so i am looking forward to new stories in the me universe 

TacticaI
TacticaI

You can't even get a discussion going on the matter because the only real morons that are crying can't help but derail each and every comment thread with how upset they are people weren't happy with the original ending. Hypocritically telling people to 'get over it' or 'move on', though even BioWare has moved on at this point, and we're now addressing future DLC and the Extended Cut. At least talk about the damn game, or express what you liked about it, (because we already know what everyone doesn't) so we can talk about that, rather than outright bitching about the initial discontent. 

reecen89
reecen89

I wish everyone would shut up about the ending already, i loved every minuter of every mass effect i've ever played except the ending but that was mostly because i didn't want it to be over...doesn't matter if it makes sense or not it was the story during the game that i loved

dakan45
dakan45

we dont need more, the game ended, well kinda ended in a bad way. So after that dissapointing ending, i dont think anyone wasnts to revist the game.

charizard1605
charizard1605 moderator

Yes, more attempts at Bioware trying to gouge us. Just what we needed :roll:

gix47
gix47

much more MP dlc no doubt, why are they even teasing anything, i would think they would be tring harder and not being  D-bags still

blackothh
blackothh

more DLC? everyones dead, whats left?

001011000101101
001011000101101

It's hilarious to read the reactions from some of the people who claimed that they weren't asking for a fairy tale ending, but only more closure. Bioware gave us more closure with the EC, and yet, the very same people are now whining that they don't get a reunion scene with their love interest and crew. I guess they did want a fairy tale after all. Pathetic fools.

areszues92
areszues92

A DLC to further the refuse ending would be nice..

The_GooBear
The_GooBear

I can't believe you greaseballs are still complaining. Hypocrites claim to have disconnected themselves from BioWare/Mass Effect 3 but can still turn a comment into a 5 paragraph essay that eats up an entire page.

colekhoo
colekhoo

 he said. "Don't worry though…there's much more." Thats what makes me worry, BW what  in the world has happened to you?

TTDog
TTDog

Any danager of some single player DLC? Or are they going to continue to stiff people who refuse to play online?

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Still can't help but feel this whole thing was a publicity stunt for increased sales :/

ice-milk
ice-milk

More Aria, please? My shepard would kill for a lapdance in Afterlife before he becomes the new Harbinger :)

TORCEDOR
TORCEDOR

why did I bother with the extended cut?!?!? I should have just seen the video on youtube. wasted 3 hours and 2 gigs of space .

Lei_11
Lei_11

This is great :DBut they still should've gone ME4 with a hint of indoctrination theory. I want more Shepard !! ;_; ..wrex..shepard 

Crush_Project
Crush_Project

good to know.  Figure ill wait till they are all out, the bugs will be fixed, and i can get the whole pack+game for cheap some wheres.  Plus being able to enjoy extra content from a dlc the first time through a game seems so much more appealing then going back multiple times for a handful of extra quests/gear etc.

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

Unfortunately, for people who still dislike the ending (myself included), any single player DLC will probably go ignored because, well, what's the point? It's not like it's gonna change the ending we hate so much.

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

Let me know when a real single-player DLC is released; preferably, "Take Back Omega".Anything MP, I'm uninterested. 

hadlee73
hadlee73

Eddie does so love to spark off this old chestnut of a debate :P

Mandlore
Mandlore

Actually, this isnt BioWare's fault.. It's Drew Krapshyrian. He  was the one with a vision, a vision of how he wanted the Mass Effect series to go but he retired after Mass Effect 2 effectivly ending the series at ME2. BioWare had to just improvise and it didn't work out for them. That and EA are cunts.

TaronAroyan
TaronAroyan

BW is dead for me. They will never get a single penny from me.

DesertLynx83
DesertLynx83

Of course there will be more DLC. EA wants your money! :P Well, I hope it's worth it.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I love this series and the ME series is my all time favorite. I just hope they don't nickle and dime us though. 

jmrwacko
jmrwacko

The Extended Cut was very, very good, except for the Fallout 3 style concept art slideshow near the end of it. I was really satisfied with how they handled the ambiguity of the original endings. Props, Bioware!

Cherekpeth81
Cherekpeth81

I do not know if anybody has noticed this but the orginal writer of the first game Drew Krapshyrian (sic) was not part of 3 what so ever, and from what I have seen was only a consultant on 2. I am under the belief that his orgianl story from was basically turned to $h!t. 

isinerevive
isinerevive

Personally, after putting all the time I did with the whole Mass Effect series, I was very disappointed with how 3 ended, I won't deny that. I thought it left too many uncertainties. They did NOT do a good job with it in my opinion. With the Extended Cut, I do believe they did a much better job. I'm way more satisfied now than I was. There were 2 things that I didn't like still, but 2 minor things is still infinitely better than countless BIG things. I would have liked to see Shepard get rescued, even if he's horribly disfigured rather than just a glimpse of a breath. And the other thing...They still managed to show team members already aboard the Normandy for the escape even when they were just with me minutes before fighting the reaper forces. I would have at least liked to see the extraction. Other than that, I liked what Bioware did with the Extended Cut.

 

I would still buy the DLC for the solo campaign. I know of at least one right off the bat that I hope they deliver...Help Aria reclaim Omega.

darckdeth
darckdeth

I like the extended cut I am now happy with the ending good one with that. filled in most of the holes and made sense. and no that is not a rip off poster it was a special promotion ME 3 trailer debut on AMC before a walking dead ep

IamEpicWin
IamEpicWin

They can make DLC all they want, but the resale value plummeted faster than any other game I've seen in the first month after release which shows people aren't holding onto their discs.

acemcgregor
acemcgregor

Anyone notice that the pic is a rip off of the Walking Dead season 2 poster?

Majkic666
Majkic666

Mass Effect 3 is dead, it died for me and many others when we finished the game, some crappy expensive and meaningless DLC won't change a thing

NeoIostars
NeoIostars

now why didn't I see this coming? *sarcasm*