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Mass Effect 3 Delayed – Phew!

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Hey, I love Mass Effect as much as the next guy, but honestly, there are so many potentially awesome games coming out at the end of this year that something had to give. So yes, consider me squarely in the “not disappointed” column for Mass Effect 3’s delay. Now, I can play Batman and Saints Row 3 and Uncharted 3 and have a grand old time doing it, take a holiday break and bust out my Reaper killing skills in Q2 2012 when the game comes out.

If, however, you just can’t live without your ME3 fix for the year, might I suggest preordering the awesome Normandy model that Dark Horse comics will be releasing in October? When life gives you lemons, go buy toys.

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Brandon loves games, which shouldn't be a surprise given where you're reading this. He has written for GameShark, The Escapist and G4, and made them all less relevant as a result.

5 thoughts to “Mass Effect 3 Delayed – Phew!”

  1. Always always great when a company would rather make a game better than put it out early, even if this means I might have to spend Christmas with my family instead of with Cmdr Shepard.

  2. Given the delay from Q4’11 to Q1’12, I’m curious if it’s because of the external pressure mounting from the pseudo backlash to DAII.

    Is there anyone in the actual development business that can offer insight on whether 1-3 months is sufficient time to polish at this stage of development for a game this size?

  3. There are so many games coming out late this year that I’m really jazzed for that I’m rather happy to see one slip.

  4. This makes me glad I was never a fan of Mass Effect. I’m sure this would be maddening for someone who can’t wait to continue the story.

    It’s always good that a developer is willing to delay to make sure the game is properly great, but I remember so many times seeing the delay announcment for games and thinking “I’ll settle for unfinished! Just give it to me!”

  5. Given the rate Bioware is producing games these days, I would think three months is loads of time.

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