BioWare has announced the summer release of an extended cut of Mass Effect 3's controversial ending, but what does that mean for the Indoctrination Theory -- the popular fan-driven idea that the entire disappointing end of ME3 was a figment of Commander Shepherd's mind after being "indoctrinated" by the Reapers?
A BioWare rep addressed the theory for the first time at a PAX East panel, saying, "The indoctrination theory illustrates again how committed the fanbase is. We don't want to comment either way. We want the content to speak for itself, and we'll let it do so."
We'll see this summer whether the extended version of the ending confirms or debunks indoctrination as an explanation for what Shepherd sees at the end of the game.