In what will surely become a regular here on the site, BioWare has officially delayed Mass Effect 3 until early 2012. Why I say we expect this to happen a lot isn’t directly related to ME3, no, it means that we fully expect other game developers and publishers to delay titles into 2012 to make room for others. In this case the next Elder Scrolls is hitting later this year so it is highly logical for EA to delay the release of yet another RPG into the new year. That and apparently BioWare could use the extra few months to polish the game, which is always a good thing.
While this is surely going to sadden more than a few gamers, I’m extremely pleased with this news. It means I can concentrate on other big releases and know that 2012 will start with a bang. BioWare had the following to say about the delay.
Mass Effect 3 will be released in the first three months of 2012. The development team is laser focused on making sure Mass Effect 3 is the biggest, boldest and best game in the series, ensuring that it exceeds everyone’s expectations.
Are you pleased Mass Effect 3 was moved into 2012, or is this the saddest day of your entire life?