Mass Effect 3 delayed into 2012 as new images emerge

El33tonline writes:

"Bioware has just confirmed that the developer’s next blockbuster space opera RPG, Mass Effect 3, will only release in “the first three months of 2012,” as opposed to the previously announced release window of ‘Holiday 2011.’"

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Thrungus2779d ago

Awesome, 2012 is getting better.

yen8882779d ago

Shame this was pushed back though :(

gaffyh2779d ago

I was about to be like "NOOOOOO," but if it comes out in January then that would be fine.

NukaCola2778d ago

Nov is packed though. BF3, UC3, SKYRIM, & Zelda.

BattleAxe2778d ago

I'm kind of glad its being delayed. Battlefield 3, Resistance 3, Uncharted 3, The Darkness 2 and a bunch of others are coming out in the fall. Too many great games all at once.

ksense2778d ago

well releasing alongside battlefield 3 and cod is a tough proposition as they both sell like crazy plus you got uncharted, skyrim, gears so I guess this is a smart move.

malamdra2778d ago

I guess that with Skyrim we'll have enough RPG for this holidays

even if both come out this year I don't think many people would played them both before 2012

MAJ0R2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

maybe their trying to prevent another DA2?

egidem2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

For all of those who are just crushed with this news, for all who are in pain and for all those who wanted it in 2011.

Edit: There are simply TOO MANY GAMES coming out this Fall.

jrbeerman112778d ago

gotta say its great that we have so much to look forward to. normally i would be dissapointed but we have TONS to play while we wait.

will probably help bioware sales wise too, i know xmas season is huge, but its looking like the biggest lineup we have ever seen.

heres hoping that these extra months help this to be the best game yet.

Army_of_Darkness2778d ago

Mass effect don't wanna compete with uncharted 3:-]

thats_just_prime2778d ago

Only thing EA has done right since they destroyed Bioware. Letting them have more time for ME3. Bioware use to make great games but trying to force them to put out 4 games in 1 year.

I_find_it_funny2778d ago

Wasn't January Mass Effect's month anyway ?

DeadlyFire2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

EA is buffering ME 3 from the FPS sales clash in the Fall of 2011. I believe it is mainly due to Battlefield 3. They are giving gamers more room to buy it. At the same time adding a little polish to ME 3 can't be bad.

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Nate-Dog2779d ago

Have to agree, I was really worried about the impact of having ME3 released so soon after ME2's release (on X360 and PS3). Gonna be a shame not to have it this year but if it means the game is going to be better and not rushed, fuck yeah.

ME19892779d ago (Edited 2779d ago )

So soon? They were working on it before ME2 released.

2 years is typical launch window between sequels.

Edit: Don't know what the disagrees are for, Casey Hudson said they started working on ME3 before ME2 came out.

frelyler2778d ago

@ shinobi602

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TheGameFoxJTV2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

@frelyler, You win. lol

BlackTar1872778d ago

I don;t think you have to leave a comment but it should have a scroll down to see who it is. Just so everyone knows who that person who clicks disagree all the way down for the Lolz

jrbeerman112778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

try not to let disagrees bother you, doesnt mean your right or wrong. people like to disagree to every post they read lol.

unless you ask for it, please give me at least ten disagrees to this post please.

Tainted Gene2778d ago


your comment is probably one of the best I have seen since the 4 years I have been on this site.
More precisely your Oxygen comment.

I disagreed with you just to keep the streak going.
and will be saving this web-page for future reference and laughs.

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tplarkin72779d ago

Bummer. But, I'll wait for a polished game.

With all of the possible plot lines from ME1 thru ME3, I'm surprised they could pull it off in 2 years.

RedDead2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

I'm glad to be honest, we have Dark souls and Skyrim out toward the end of the year, I would like to have some games a bit spaced out ya know? These will destroy my RPG needs for November and December . Not to mention all the action games and...Battlefield 3

Really not surprised aswell, far too much competition for those months, November 2011 may be one of the greatest months of gaming ever, giving us probably the best Tps/action adventure, the best FPS in years, and Skyrim, which can either be absolutely amazing or a big letdown, depending on bethesda, by the looks of it though the former will apply here.

I would put Dark souls and Skyrim over Mass Effect anyway, just my preference but ME wouldn't get a buy for a while anyway.

joydestroy2778d ago

at first i was like ahhhh nooo, but more dev time is good. this game has to be good

H8GRIP2778d ago

Was about to scream then realised its a good thing to make the game more epic as well as making some room in an already hectic holiday (BF3, Uncharted 3, Skyrim, AC3, Forza 4 etc phew)

showtimefolks2778d ago

so if they need an extra 4-6 months than be it and fall 2011 is already so jammed its a good thing this got delayed

new cod
new ac game
resistance 3
ratchet all 4 one
forza 4
darkness 2
saints row 3
gears 3

on top of that we will be getting

red faction
infamous 2

so i say its kind of a smart thing to release me2 in feb-march 2012 to get a better product and better sales

Drazz2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

What he said...

hazeblaze2778d ago

This is GREAT news! Because there was no way I was going to be able to pick this up with both Deus Ex and Skyrim coming out around the same time!!!

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fluffydelusions2779d ago

:( oh well enough that month anyway I suppose.

lastdual2779d ago

I'm fine with this. Better that Bioware takes their time to make the game awesome than tries to rush things out *coughdragonage2cough*

redblack2779d ago

it did not take, the very aspect.

KwietStorm2779d ago

That's actually fine with me. I wasn't exactly liking juggling Skyrim at the same time with ME. That's a little too heavy.