Ever since the release of Mass Effect 3, BioWare has been stuck between a rock and a hard place. Gamers and fans aren't exactly impressed with how the ending turned out, you see. But, should they get their way and BioWare changes it, will they be truly happy? Most likely not, says saddened BioShock creator Ken Levine.
The developer was speaking at a Smithsonian panel last week in Washington DC, and noted that people would only be disappointed if they got their own way. "I think this is an important moment," he said. He's very sad about this!
"I think if those people got what they wanted and [BioWare] wrote their ending they would be very disappointed in the emotional feeling they got because... they didn't really create it. This whole thing is making me a little bit sad because I don't think anyone would get what they wanted if that happened," Levine added.
BioWare Mythic's Paul Barnett was a bit less open-minded, explaining that creators have the final say on their own stories. "If computer games are art than I fully endorse the author of the artwork to have a statement about what they believe should happen. Just as J.K. Rowling can end her books and say that is the end of Harry Potter. I don't think she should be forced to make another one." Oh, snap!