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Mass Effect 3 delayed in a good way

Submitted by on Thursday, 5 May 20117 Comments

In a short message posted on the Bioware Social Network, Community Coordinator Chris Priestly posted confirmation that Mass Effect 3 will be delayed.

We’d all like to get our hands on a copy as soon as possible but this delay bodes well for the fortunes of gamers and developers alike.

“Today we have confirmed that 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.”  – Casey Hudson, Executive Producer Mass Effect series

2011’s loss is 2012’s gain. Even without the dramatic final chapter in the epic series 2011 will prove to be a banner year for releases. Rest assured dear gamers we still have yet to play Skyrim, L.A. Noire, inFamous 2, Batman: Arkham City, or Uncharted 3, all of which are due before year’s end.

Previously Mass Effect 3 had a holiday 2011 release window but in order to perfect and fine-tune the game an extra few months has been tacked on. A short term disappointment that hopefully sows the seeds for greater long term satisfaction.

Unlike other delays we’ve seen Bioware isn’t dodging a crowded release window, they’re effectively the big game on the block. They already have a large dedicated fan base that will line up in droves to purchase the game when it hits stores.

Anxious gamers should actually be happy to hear that Mass Effect 3 is being delayed. Based on the quote from Casey Hudson the development team does not wish to rush their project. Steps had to be taken to ensure the highest quality game possible. In the end, if the game is great nobody will care to remember that it was delayed for a few months.

Don’t hesitate to share your thoughts on the matter in the comments section and for more Mass Effect coverage head on over to our review of Mass Effect 2.