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  • 23Mar

    Face importing is fixed in the next ‘Mass Effect 3′ patch

    If you’re particularly attached to your FemShep or DudeShep, having played with them since the beginning, you were likely a little miffed when it turned out you couldn’t import your Shepard’s face into the latest iteration of the franchise, Mass Effect 3. (Read Keri’s review here.)

    As of today, however, BioWare’s Chris Priestly had some news that would make you a little happier — they’re fixing this in the next patch.

    Chris wrote today:

    Ok, I have what I hope is some good news.

    We have fixed the issue of faces not correctly importing into Mass Effect 3. It will be included as part of the next Mass Effect 3 patch.

    The not completely good news is that I do not yet have a confirmed date for when the patch will be available. A new patch gets heavily tested by BioWare, EA, Microsoft and Sony before it can be released to the public. We all want to be sure that it fixes the issues it is supposed to fix and doesn’t start any new issues (this is called testing or certification testing ). If a patch fails during testing, it is sent back, fixed again and retested until it passes. Then it is released to gamers. Until we know that the patch has passed certification testing, I don’t want to give even a rough idea of the date, to prevent disappointment should it need further testing.

    So I’m sorry I don’t have the full answer you all want and are waiting for yet. When I can give you the date when the patch will be available I will.

    So next time you have a game update, if you want your old Shepard back, then would be the time to try to play with him or her. Until that point…well, your recreation will have to do, or you’ll just have to stick to Mass Effect 2.

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