Mass Effect 3 script may be changed due to leak

BioWare has been making changes to the Mass Effect 3 script ever since the Xbox Live beta leak revealed key story details.

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The ending of the Mass Effect trilogy managed to leak online following the accidental release of the Mass Effect 3 beta on Xbox Live. While most fans simply wanted to know more about the game's mechanics, some sleuths managed to find the game's script hidden in the beta--much to the dismay of developer BioWare.

While the leak was disappointing for the team, BioWare's Ray Muzyka is attempting to spin things in a more favorable light. "It's hard to say something like that having a positive benefit," Muzyka said. "But if it gets more people to check out Mass Effect 3 that would be a positive benefit."

In light of the leak, BioWare is hoping to make edits to the story based on the response towards the leaked script. "We listen to our fans all of the time," Muzyka told Eurogamer. "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."

Apparently, the script has already undergone a few changes since the beta leak. "The script, frankly, has changed a little bit from what was released, too. It's been edited." While major changes are unlikely before the game's March release, BioWare can take comfort in knowing that "only a small number of people" are going to look at the spoilers. The most passionate fans are likely more concerned about making their own decisions, and seeing the consequences unfold, as the trilogy comes to its conclusion.

Still, Muzyka hopes that those that managed to get an early peek keep it to themselves. "Don't spoil the story," he asked fans. "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."

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    November 15, 2011 2:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Mass Effect 3 script may be changed due to leak.

    BioWare has been making changes to the Mass Effect 3 script ever since the Xbox Live beta leak revealed key story details.

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      November 15, 2011 2:11 PM

      Shepard dies lives.

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      November 15, 2011 2:26 PM

      Bad idea. They shouldn't mess with the way they wanted the story to unfold just because some people found out about it.

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        November 15, 2011 2:29 PM

        Hrm ... wait, I misread a bit ... they aren't trying so much to make it spoiler free but tuning it to the feedback.

        nevermind!

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      November 15, 2011 3:16 PM

      Shepard and Wrex become one being, finally ending the Wrex > Shepard > Wrex debate once and for all.

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        November 15, 2011 4:07 PM

        wrex is dead so there was never a debate. I shot him in the head in cold blood.

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        November 15, 2011 7:01 PM

        until it develops some form of multiple personality disorder

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        November 16, 2011 5:37 AM

        Wrex was Shepard the entire time. -M. Night Shayamalayaman

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      November 15, 2011 3:38 PM

      Shepard lands on Phobos and closes the gate to hell.

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      November 15, 2011 3:55 PM

      male shepard and female shepard finally meet and thats the only true canon love story.

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      November 16, 2011 5:54 AM

      half life 2'd