BioWare is considering Mass Effect 3
script revisions following the leak of an undercooked build and plot
details earlier this month. In a recent chat with Eurogamer, BioWare
heads Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk said the studio has been following
fan reaction to story spoilers since they appeared online, and is
open to some late-game edits if they feel they're warranted.
"We listen to our fans all of the
time," said Muzyka. "We listen to them on the forums, their
feedback from stories. We're reading it all. If we can get ideas out
of it that will make the game better, sure. We're not adverse to
taking feedback. That's part of our core values, is humility. Any
time we get a good idea from fans... they're our audience. They keep
us in business."
Muzyka continued to say the leak was a
blow to the Mass Effect 3 team, but emphasized the script is continually
being worked on, adding, "It was disappointing for them, yeah.
They're moving on. They're making a great game. The script, frankly,
has changed a little bit from what was released, too. It's been
edited. They're always tuning it. They're always making it better.
But yeah, it's tough when you see your work displayed. You realize
only a small number of people are probably going to look at those
spoilers in advance.”
Of those spoilers, Muzyka added fans
should not invest too much stock in what they've seen as the nature
of the game means some of the dialogue or plot points could be taken
out of context. And, if you are one of the ones who have seen a sneak
peak of BioWare's next, try not to ruin the fun for everyone else.
“Don't spoil the story,” he emphasized. “The fun of the story
is uncovering things and exploring and finding new points to
adventure in. I hope they don't lose that joy of discovery."
Mass Effect 3 is on track for release
on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on March 6, 2012 in North America, and March
9, 2012 in Europe.