The Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC added 16 minutes of new music to the sci-fi role-playing game. If you enjoyed the new tunes, you'll be pleased to hear that they've been released as a separate download today by BioWare.
You can download all seven tracks through the BioWare Social Network. You just need a BioWare Social Network or EA/Origin account. Both types of accounts are free to create so the only thing stopping you is laziness.
The Extended Cut soundtrack has seven new songs in total. It also comes with a note to fans from the development team:
It has been a long journey - for Shepard and for the team here at BioWare - and like Shepard, we couldn't have done it alone. The Mass Effect trilogy began as a vision of a small team, but over the years it has grown. That growth has been fueled and shaped by the feedback and support of our player community. Thank you for joining us on this journey, and we look forward to sharing further adventures with you in the Mass Effect universe.
Extended Cut is a free downloadable content pack designed to address fan complaints with ME3's conclusion. It adds new scenes to each of the three endings that shipped with the game, and also introduces a brand-new fourth ending. BioWare released it on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC last week.
There are many gamers who will never forgive BioWare for making the last hour of Mass Effect 3 less amazing than the previous two dozen. However lazy the original endings may have felt, though, BioWare's response to the fan backlash has been very energetic. There were easier, less costly paths they could've taken. They might, for example, have tried to sell the endings to us or - worse - shrugged their shoulders. Let's at least acknowledge the fact that a developer releasing free content to un-fuck their game - free content with voice acting and original music, no less - is a rarity.