Mass Effect 3 is reported to have been delayed till the Q1 of 2012. According to Executive Producer Casey Hudson in the game’s official forums “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.”
Also it was reported that ME3 was delayed due to adjustment of gameplay mechanics for “larger market opportunity”.
According to EA CEO John Riccitello “Essentially, step by step, adjusting some of the gameplay mechanics and some of the features that you’ll see at E3 that can put this into a genre equivalent of shooter-meets-RPG, and essentially address a far larger market opportunity thanÂ Mass Effect 1 did andÂ Mass Effect 2 began to approach.”
In my opinion, the game being delayed isn’t a bad thing. With big title games coming out late this year ME3 would be overshadowed by the releases. However BioWare trying to make the game more “marketable” it just made me wonder what more could they add to the ME formula?
We’ll just have to find out by then.