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Mass Effect 3 Sees Delay, Pushed to 2012

by William Schwartz on May 4, 2011

Electronic Arts has announced that Mass Effect 3 has been delayed until early 2012.  Casey Hudson, the executive producer of the Mass Effect franchise made the unfortunate announcement on the game’s Facebook fan page.

“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.”

EA, which also released its company earnings today, during which, CEO John Riccitiello explained that Mass Effect 3 will appeal to the mass market more than its predecessors.

“One of the things that Ray Muzyuka and the team up in Edmonton have done is essentially step-by-step adjust the gameplay mechanics and some of the features that you’ll see at E3 to put this in a genre equivalent to shooter-meets-RPG,”

“We’re huge believers in the IP” the CEO said.  “Purposely shifting it to address a larger market opportunity”

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  • Gman

    I guess this is a good thing, considering all other games coming out in 2011: Uncharted 3, Skyrim, Batman, Gears 3, etc. Our wallet won’t starve to death.

  • Fanboys are retarded

    Completely agree, Gman; I was wondering how I was going to afford to eat over the holidays.

  • G spot

    As long as modern warfare 3 gets released this holiday 2011 I am fine with the delay :P

  • 360’s My Bitch aka Silenthawx

    Never really got into the series since I had a Ps3. Just got Mass Effect 1 and 2 from steam for 15$ total. If you haven’t tried it yet, dont miss this deal.

  • man

    Well I was mad but its for the better

  • PooP

    As much as I want the game ASAP. I say take all the time needed to make this game perfect, so this is definitely for the best.

  • FreemansCrowbar

    If they can trim it to perfection, I won’t mind. No one wants a mess like Dragon Age 2.

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