Bioware takes fan feedback seriously, even when it’s from leaked content. Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzkya, Co-Founders of Bioware, recently stated that the beta leak that included some significant story details from Mass Effect 3‘s campaign had an overall positive effect. Fans have reportedly returned to Bioware with their thoughts on the leaked content, which could lead to Bioware implementing new fan suggestions into the game before going gold.
“We listen to our fans all of the time,” Muzyka said. “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.”
He continued, “It is hard on a team when they see their work revealed in an early form like that. It was a pre-release demo. The script was certainly not intended to be released in that form and that early. But they’re going to get through it because they’re a strong group. They really care about delivering a great game to the fans. They’re committed to making this the best Mass Effect.”
Muzkya finished by re-iterating the company’s insistence of avoiding the leaked content should you want to keep your Mass Effect 3 experience pure. “What I would suggest to the fans is, we’re going to make sure we deliver an awesome experience as we have in prior Mass Effect games. Don’t spoil the story. 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.”