Could Mass Effect 3's Destroy Ending Be The Cannon Ending?[SPOILERS]
As I've stated a few times before in comments even though I'm a none Mass Effect player I understood the fan outrage over how the endings were in pre extended cut, it didn't explain worth of anything and all the endings felt the same no matter what you chose. In the extended cut endings 2 endings dictate Shepard dies like in pre extended cut but shows Shepards love interest put his name on a Memorial as if he died.
However even in the Original Destroy Ending if certain conditions where met you would see a cutscene showing Shepard gasping for air underneath rubble, in the extended cut Destroy Ending who ever is Shepards Love Interest in the players story she hesitates to place Shepards name on a Memorial having faith Shepard is alive somewhere. Bioware on their forums has confirmed this to be the case with this post
Could Bioware have stated that the Destroy Ending in Mass Effect 3 be the Cannon Ending to the series? If so does this mean more Mass Effect is apun us? Only time will tell. For those that havn't seen it, the Destroy Ending Extended Cut is viewable down below
The only problem I have with the new endings is they still kept the God Child and its circular logic. That whole thing still makes no sense, and if they cut that the ending would altogether still make sense.
It is surprising to me how many people are jumping up and down at the new endings saying things like, "THEY DIDN'T ANSWER EVERYTHING! RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE! I HATE BIOWARE!". It never seemed to occur to them that Bioware is purposefully leaving some things open for an expanded universe or more games and how things like "Shepard Lives" is something that Bioware gave us to interpret how we wanted. The extended cut was very satisfying to me, I'm happy with it.
That may be, but its interesting BioWare called the Destroy Ending "Shepard Lives" Ending
I would agree with you on this HOWEVER Mass Effect is not supposed to have a canonical anything really, you make the cannon. If there is a Mass Effect 4 and Shepard is in it, then I will accept this as the "True Ending." But as it stands I don't believe that this is any more true than the other endings.
Most people knew the destroy ending was the real ending.