BioWare Announces Mass Effect 3 Delayed Until Early 2012

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?

3 thoughts on “BioWare Announces Mass Effect 3 Delayed Until Early 2012”

  1. No skin off my nose. Let the game enjoy the success it deserves. It’s always great to have at least one awesome game to look forward to during the first quarter of each year, when in the past that was a notoriously dry spell. Given that trilogies are all the rage these days, BioWare should be able to make as sure as they can that no one will be left disappointed. I for one am looking forward to the epic Reaper war. I started a second file in ME2 that I didn’t have time to finish, but the character I imported has the Collector base intact :D

    1. I agree Justin. Honestly this is the type of game where you want to spend as much time with it as possible, and not have to rush through it just to get to the next big holiday release. I think EA and BioWare made the right move. You should go back and finish your second file ;)

      1. That’d be nice, but that requires time….and more importantly, ownership of an Xbox 360. I have neither ;)

        I just hope that BioWare makes either decision (keep the base/destroy the base) come with benefits and detriments. Otherwise, it would feel cheap to me if it was a black or white deal, considering you have to reach the end of the campaign to make it. You shouldn’t be outright punished for a very difficult decision.

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