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Mass Effect 3 Delayed to Next Year

NyxNyx Staff Girly GirlRPGamer Staff
edited May 2011 in Latest Updates
Mass Effect 3 has been delayed. Are we surprised by this? Not in the slightest. However, these new screenshots show Kaiden and Liara back in action.

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  • VonBeardlyVonBeardly Beard God Full Members
    edited May 2011
    is this really that big of a surprise? Kinda figured it wouldn't be til 2012 anyways.
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  • Gideon ZhiGideon Zhi Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    I'm actually kind of happy about this. Pity that Arkham City, Skyrim, and Uncharted 3 are all still coming out within a few weeks of each other though. It's not even summer yet and my wallet's already feeling the strain.
  • NimNim _ Full Members
    edited May 2011
    I'm happy and not very surprised that it got delayed. I did expect some big 2011 games getting a delay, I just didn't know wich one(s).
  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    edited May 2011
    I admit to being super pleased with this result. It gives me the chance to catch up on all the other BioWare games I haven;t gotten to yet!
  • ShayminShaymin The Gratitude Pokemon Full Members
    edited May 2011
    I didn't even know it was initially scheduled for 2011. And considering all the free publicity they got from releasing in January 2010, it makes sense.
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  • TG BarighmTG Barighm Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    Fine by me. This Fall is gonna be tough on my gaming schedule, so it will nice to move some of those games into next year.
  • JitawaJitawa Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    Perhaps this is them learning a lesson from the Dragon Age 2 debacle. The ME trilogy deserves a good send-off.
  • TiaelTiael Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    DA2 was plenty good, and I don't doubt we'll see a third one.

    Anyways, good news, I've got InFamous 2 next month, followed by Arkham City, Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, Skyrim, among other games coming later this year, I've got gaming overload and I haven't even started.
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  • SavorienSavorien Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    If it makes for a better game I have no problem with this delay.
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  • FrozenbabylonFrozenbabylon POW! Full Members
    edited May 2011
    Tiael said:
    DA2 was plenty good, and I don't doubt we'll see a third one.

    Anyways, good news, I've got InFamous 2 next month, followed by Arkham City, Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, Skyrim, among other games coming later this year, I've got gaming overload and I haven't even started.
    That's all for you? Dang...

    Brink (5/17)
    Hunted: The Demon Forge (6/1)
    InFamous 2 (6/7)
    Red Faction: Armageddon (6/7)
    Dungeon Siege III (6/21)
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution (8/23)
    Rage (9/13)
    Gears of War 3 (9/20)
    Batman: Arkham City (10/18)
    Uncharted 3 (11/1)
    Skyrim (11/11)

    If you're sitting at 5 games for your upcoming wants, I envy you.

    That being said, I have utterly no problem with the delay.
  • CyberSkullCyberSkull Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    This is rather non-news for me. I won't be hyped up until we get into T- 1 month of the release.

    Then delays will be excruciating.
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  • TiaelTiael Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    Frozenbabylon said:
    That's all for you? Dang...

    Brink (5/17)
    Hunted: The Demon Forge (6/1)
    InFamous 2 (6/7)
    Red Faction: Armageddon (6/7)
    Dungeon Siege III (6/21)
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution (8/23)
    Rage (9/13)
    Gears of War 3 (9/20)
    Batman: Arkham City (10/18)
    Uncharted 3 (11/1)
    Skyrim (11/11)

    If you're sitting at 5 games for your upcoming wants, I envy you.

    That being said, I have utterly no problem with the delay.

    Nah, there's plenty more, LA Noire, Catherine, Rage, Disgaea 4, Twisted Metal, F3AR, Gears of War 3, and others.
    Plus, if there's a limited/collector's edition of any I'm bound to get it as well, I already have the InFamous 2 Hero Edition pre-ordered, and I am assuming we'll see a CE of Uncharted 3, Resistance 3 among some others.

    And yes, I welcome the delay.
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  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited May 2011
    This year is just crazy good for games, yo. I mean, The Witcher 2 and LA Noire come out on the same day. The same day.

    Also, I still have to play ME1 and ME2 before I can even think about ME3. I'd have time if these darn companies didn't keep putting out such good games!
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  • AncientRuneAncientRune Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    Jitawa said:
    Perhaps this is them learning a lesson from the Dragon Age 2 debacle. The ME trilogy deserves a good send-off.
    Too bad that the reason it may have been pushed back is because EA doesn't think it appeals to a wide enough market.

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/109781-EA-Tweaking-Mass-Effect-3-to-Appeal-to-Wider-Market
  • JitawaJitawa Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    AncientRune said:
    Too bad that the reason it may have been pushed back is because EA doesn't think it appeals to a wide enough market.

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/109781-EA-Tweaking-Mass-Effect-3-to-Appeal-to-Wider-Market
    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

    If that is is the case, then it'll be the last game of theirs I ever buy. There was already way too much "design by focus group" or "make it more extreme/flashy" going on with DA2, and not quite enough "maybe we should have more than a couple of maps".
  • 7thCircle7thCircle RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    edited May 2011
    Jitawa said:
    Perhaps this is them learning a lesson from the Dragon Age 2 debacle. The ME trilogy deserves a good send-off.

    Although my internal musings tend to be in a mature voice, when I saw the title of the article just now, my initial thought was "LOL! WE COMPLAINED THAT DA2 WAS UNFINISHED SO ME3 GETS MOAR TIME! YAY!" I assume that's what most people who played DA2 and became hesitant regarding ME3 thought at first, and the internet is ablaze with that reaction. I don't know if I've ever been happy a game was delayed before, but I am now.
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  • FrozenbabylonFrozenbabylon POW! Full Members
    edited May 2011
    Jitawa said:
    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

    If that is is the case, then it'll be the last game of theirs I ever buy. There was already way too much "design by focus group" or "make it more extreme/flashy" going on with DA2, and not quite enough "maybe we should have more than a couple of maps".
    Until I see proof that this is the case, I'm sticking by my guns in saying that this delay is a damn good thing and that I really think that Bioware has learned their lesson with the major backlash against DA2 being rushed (I still believe that it's damn fine game, but there WAS a large backlash. No use in denying it.).

    I think that what Riccitiello and EA are doing here is just telling investors what they want to hear when they delay a game, pushing it into an entirely different quarter and nothing more. It's marketing doubletalk.

    A couple things to think about here, Dead Space 2 did EXTREMELY well in the first few months of this year. Pushing ME3 out of of the increasingly crowded Nov/Dec release schedule (And lets face it, What RPG company in their right minds would want to compete with Skyrim?) into Jan/Feb when there's usually a wasteland of nothing to play, On top of giving Bioware more time to work out whatever kinks are there and polish it up to a sheen, can't be considered anything but a good thing, and I can't for the life of me figure out why people are thinking otherwise.

    If EA was really meddling with the game like everybody and their dog seems to think, they'd be pushing it out this year before it's even ready. Let's get to E3 and see some ACTUAL GAME FOOTAGE before we jump to any sort of conclusions.
  • RebochanRebochan Who needs Rinoa anyway? Full Members
    edited May 2011
    Thank god. After the atrocity that was rushing Dragon Age II out the door, I hope they use to time to make a GOOD game instead of an unfinished one.

    EDIT: And I just saw 7th's post. LOL, I played into your hands! *shakes fists*
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  • Confessor RahlConfessor Rahl Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    Rebochan said:
    Thank god. After the atrocity that was rushing Dragon Age II out the door, I hope they use to time to make a GOOD game instead of an unfinished one.

    EDIT: And I just saw 7th's post. LOL, I played into your hands! *shakes fists*

    This. I am more than okay with any delays that may improve the game. Don't forget, we have Duke Nukem Forver to look forward to! ;)
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  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited May 2011
    Not surprising. They had an overly ambitious release schedule for this year and people have noted that EA isn't listing Old Republic for a 2011 release currently as well.
    Jitawa said:
    There was already way too much "design by focus group" or "make it more extreme/flashy" going on with DA2, and not quite enough "maybe we should have more than a couple of maps".

    As cynical as I want to be about this announcement, I'd like to give them to benefit of the doubt right now. It seems a little odd that they'd be focusing on "dumbing down the game" at the same time as they're talking about adding an additional melee class and expanded skill trees. I do see this as a sort of acknowledgement that they need more development time and I think after DAII's incredibly mixed reception I don't think anyone can fault them for pushing a release back.

    As Frozen points out, there's certainly the Skyrim to contend with, in addition to a large slate of other releases between now and the end of the year. This also slides them into a launch window coinciding with the possible launch of the new Nintendo console which would be very interesting I think.
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
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