BioWare apologizes for Mass Effect novel errors

Company amending future <i>Mass Effect: Deception</i> copies after community points out slew of inaccuracies in latest sci-fi book.


Gamers who picked up a new copy of the latest Mass Effect novel, Mass Effect: Deception, now possess somewhat of a collector's item.

Mass Effect: Deception didn't exactly tell a true story.
Mass Effect: Deception didn't exactly tell a true story.

Writing on the official BioWare forums, community manager Chris Priestly apologized for the string of errors fans found in Mass Effect: Deception and said changes are being made for future editions of the novel.

"The teams at Del Rey and BioWare would like to extend our sincerest apologies to the Mass Effect fans for any errors and oversights made in the recent novel Mass Effect: Deception," wrote Priestly. "We are currently working on a number of changes that will appear in future editions of the novel."

Last week, Mass Effect fans published an extensive Google Docs catalog of errors found in Mass Effect: Deception, a novel set in the Mass Effect universe. These mistakes included timeline missteps like Nick and Gillian aging six years since the events of Ascension, which is set only three years before Deception.

Mass Effect: Deception was released on January 31. It was penned by William C. Dietz and published by Del Rey. Dietz is the author of several game novels, including those set in the Halo, Resistance, and Hitman franchises. Dietz also served as a writer on Resistance: Burning Skies for the PlayStation Vita.

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