Friday, May 6, 2011

Mass Effect 3 Dumbed Down and Delayed to 2012.

"One of the things that Ray Muzyuka and the team up in Edmonton have done is essentially step-by-step adjust the gameplay mechanics and some of the features that you'll see at E3 to put this in a genre equivalent to shooter-meets-RPG," he said, "and essentially address a much larger market opportunity than Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2 began to approach.
"We're huge believers in the IP and are purposefully shifting it to address a larger market opportunity."
As revealed earlier today, the much-anticipated sequel to last year's acclaimed sci-fi epic will now ship out in early 2012, rather than later this year as originally promised."
Nice going, Bioware. 

Oh, and btw, Sykoshadow.....I fucking told you so. Suck it, bitch.


  1. You mighta had something here, if:

    1. Someone from BioWare was quoted, instead of the CEO of EA

    2. This quote was taken from somewhere other than a Q&A for investors.

    From what I see, it's just shit Riccitiello is saying to entice investors, PR talk and nothing more. And saying that he's "shifting the IP to address a larger market opportunity" could just mean moving the release date up to early 2012 to avoid competition with holiday releases this year, instead of trying to make Mass Effect the next CoD, which wouldn't make any sense for EA to try to do anyway, since that would mean ME3 is competing with Battlefield 3, also published by EA.

    To me, it sounds like Eurogamer spun this around, or misinterpreted it. Never trust the press.

    Of course, I could be wrong and EA is evil and Mass Effect is gonna be a dudebro-shooter, BioWare is the worst developer in the world, and everything is wrong with video games and blah blah blah.


  2. "EA is evil and Mass Effect is gonna be a dudebro-shooter, BioWare is the worst developer in the world, and everything is wrong with video games"

    And there you have it, folks. Direct quote.


  3. Auditioning for a job at FOX News, huh magx? lolololol.

  4. Don't be hatin.'

    I'm going to replace Glen Beck. Someone has to pick up the logical slack.

  5. The way I see it Pseudo, the delay is nothing but good news. The ONLY thing about ME3 I was sweating after that fantastic GI article was the release date, as the worst part of Dragon Age 2 was how it was rushed. I'm fine with them taking as much time as they need to make it the best game they can make with the vision they have for it.

  6. I can hear the straining, Syko


  7. Be snarky while you can, magx. I am gonna have so much fun paying you back when Ninja Gaiden III comes out.


  8. But I'm already expecting it to suck....


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