Mass Effect fans recently tore into the many errors and inaccuracies in William C. Dietz's new spin-off novel Mass Effect: Deception, putting together a thoroughly damning document cataloging scores of lore-errors and mistakes in the book.
Today, BioWare's community coordinator Chris Priestly posted the following to the BioWare forums:
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.
Certainly a win for fans of Mass Effect lore the world over, and not quite indicative of a coming dystopian future where novels are released just like video games.
Hopefully no more books need to be burned.
Del Ray and BioWare comment on Mass Effect: Deception [BioWare Forums via Phil Doyle]