Toby McCasker wrote:Annoyed this even exists.
Well they had already said before announcing it that it was on the 'to-do' list anyway. When they announced the EC, they simply said they were moving it forward on their production schedule in response to market demand.
Further backing up this point is the fact that when you ended the game and reloaded a save, you got sent to just before the priority Cerberus mission. This implies that all future DLC was meant to come into play between then and the ending.
And this is what this does.
Another thing supporting this point is that they've referenced things they were in the process of making that didn't meet the deadline. One in particular was showing what happened during the reaper invasion of the Citadel they said they needed to cut due to deadlines. And one piece of feedback they wanted to address is what happened here.
So if ME3 exists, then this must too. It's just something that's been in the pipeline for ages.