Quantcast
EA responds to Mass Effect 3 day-one DLC controversy - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Mass Effect 3  



EA responds to Mass Effect 3 day-one DLC controversy


8:40 AM on 03.12.2012
EA responds to Mass Effect 3 day-one DLC controversy photo



When Destructoid reached out to Electronic Arts last week, we got a canned response and a link to a forum post, but it seems the fury over Mass Effect 3's "From Ashes" DLC has gotten a bit too hard to ignore. Speaking with Game Informer, EA has addressed accusations that BioWare lied about finishing the DLC after the main game was done. 

"From Ashes is a 600 MB+ download with all new content, including the mission on Eden Prime, new dialogue options and conversations with Javik, new cinematics, the Prothean weapon, and new appearances for all squad members," stated the publisher. "All of the above content was completed while the main game was in certification and are not available on the disc.
 
"As stated previously, in order to seamlessly integrate Javik into the core campaign, certain framework elements and character models needed to be put on disc. We did something similar with Zaeed and Kasumi in Mass Effect 2."

The response comes days after fans discovered on-disc code that contained some of Javik's information, leading accusations of dishonesty. Of course, it's doubtful that the accusers will be satisfied by this answer -- some of them are just prepared to hate Mass Effect 3, no matter what.








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Mass Effect 3



5:00 PM on 04.25.2013
Pew pew pew! Check out these new Mass Effect replica guns

Project TriForce is at it again, making detailed replicas of some of our favorite game items. Joining the M-3 Predator are three more full-scale replica weapons from the Mass Effect series, including the M-77 Paladin, the Get...more



5:00 PM on 02.25.2013
Details on Mass Effect 3's final free DLC pack Reckoning

Reckoning, the last and largest multiplayer pack for Mass Effect 3, will release tomorrow on all platforms except Wii U. The pack includes six new characters, seven new weapons, and new equipment. On March 6, BioWare will release the final singleplayer DLC, Citadel. For more information on Reckoning's contents, take a look at the summary provided by NeoGAF's EatChildren:more



7:30 PM on 01.28.2013
Mass Effect 3 downloadable content teased, I think

The fact that BioWare isn't quite done with Mass Effect 3 has been known for some time. Today however, we have our first set of screenshots which include a casino, apparently on the Citadel, and a krogan with what looks to be...more



10:00 AM on 11.06.2012
Check out Mass Effect 3's female turians

It's nearly "late November," which means that it's almost time to dive into the latest bit of Mass Effect 3 DLC, Omega. Aria looks so excited, doesn't she? To hype you up a bit, two new screenshots have been shown by All Game...more



9:00 AM on 10.19.2012
RIP Commander Shepard

Today, we lose one more ally in the fight against all those who would encroach upon our basic right for inter-dimensional peace. When the new war for galactic freedom is waged (Salarian historians are poised to potentially ca...more



12:00 PM on 10.12.2012
Mass Effect 3 'Omega' DLC slated for late November

More details have come out of New York Comic Con regarding Mass Effect 3's Omega downloadable content that we briefly heard about back when Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk announced their departure from BioWare. In short, it's go...more



6:30 PM on 10.04.2012
Mass Effect 3: Retaliation is largest multiplayer DLC yet

Mass Effect 3: Retaliation looks like another tempting bit of downloadable content intended to keep us playing the multiplayer mode. In addition to bringing the Collectors into battle, this will include a new persistent chal...more



3:00 AM on 09.07.2012
Mass Effect anime delayed

During my Mass Effect 3 experince, Lieutenant James Vega never really caught my attention. It could have been Freddie Prinze Jr's voice acting, the character's backstory, or just his design. Dude just gave my FemShep the cre...more



1:30 PM on 08.24.2012
Mass Effect 3: Leviathan trailer goes under the sea

After so many multiplayer-centric updates to Mass Effect 3, the single-player "Leviathan" add-on for the game is a welcome sight indeed. Especially since, well, it looks great. Then again, I'm a total sucker for underwater s...more



3:00 PM on 08.03.2012
Preview: Hands-on with Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U

The announcement of Mass Effect 3 being released on the Wii U was a pleasant surprise. As BioWare’s first entry into the Nintendo console, Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U takes advantage of the new hardware, while at the same time featuring the most recent Mass Effect 3 content. Specifically, the inclusion of the extended cut DLC, and much of the multiplayer updates and expansions.more




Role-Playing Games

4:30 PM on 04.18.2014
Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)

Last year close to its launch, we reviewed Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn -- so what's with the retread, you ask? Well, that was before we implemented our Reviews in Progress program, which was designed to cover games...more



4:00 PM on 04.18.2014
The Darkest Dungeon gods were kind to me

Hot off its huge Kickstarter success, Darkest Dungeon is already in a playable-enough state to have a demo at PAX East 2014. Although the demo was only a short snippet of what's to come, it was easy to get a sense of the them...more



2:30 PM on 04.18.2014
Fairy Fencer F and Disgaea 4 Vita dated for the west

Earlier today, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair got a release date for North American Vitas: September 2. I still need to play the first. Anyway, more Japanese games have western release dates. Compile Heart's RPG Fairy Fencer ...more



View all Role-Playing Games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more