March 23, 2012
A spokesperson for the Retake Mass Effect initiative has said in a blog post that the campaign is winding down its efforts, claiming resounding success.
"Make no mistake. This effort has been victorious," says spokesperson Robb. "We have shown our sincerity and passion. We have brought positive attention to the Retake Mass Effect movement."
The campaign, which began as a way to bring "positive attention" to gamers petitioning for a change to Mass Effect 3's ending, managed to raise $80,139 for Child's Play from 4128 contributors. But it has also been the focus of much controversy, as Child's Play and Penny Arcade distanced themselves from the campaign and its demands, which set out specific requirements to BioWare for an alternate ending to Mass Effect 3.
The news follows Ray Muzyka's statement that BioWare is listening and intends to provide extra content for Mass Effect 3 - which may or may not take the form of a new ending - in the hopes that it will provide additional closure for fans unhappy with the canonical endings.
Spokesman Robb claims this as a success for the campaign, but also states that this is still "by no means over". "Dr. Muzyka's statement was welcome, but did not directly address our concerns," reads the post. "You have been heard. Now it is time to make sure they get the details right."
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