No Deception: BioWare edits Mass Effect novel

BioWare has always been at the forefront of games development, and now the company may in fact be the first to patch a book. Following gamer backlash to the factual inconsistencies in the latest Mass Effect novel, Deception, future editions will be rewritten to bring it back into line.

Mass Effect: Deception

Soon to be released in v1.1

Deception has not been officially released yet, but early copies of the novel have been circulating, and gamers have been horrified at some startling inconsistencies and factual goofs included in this, the fourth novel from the franchise.

Community coordinator Chris Priestly broke the update news via the game’s forums, which were buzzing over the crowd-sourced error document.

Mass Effect fans have been asking for a comment on recent concerns over Mass Effect: Deception. We have been listening and have the below response on the issue.

The teams at Del Rey and BioWare would like to extend our sincerest apologies to the Mass Effect fans for any errors and oversights made in the recent novel Mass Effect: Deception. We are currently working on a number of changes that will appear in future editions of the novel.

We would like to thank all Mass Effect fans for their passion and dedication to this ever-growing world, and assure them that we are listening and taking this matter very seriously.

Deception was written by William C. Dietz, a science-fiction writer of some esteem, who has penned a number of video game tie-in novels including Heaven’s Devils based on StarCraft II. This was his first Mass Effect novel, and – unless he can tidy his work considerably – we’re guessing it may also be his last.

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