May 4, 2011

BioWare Gives us the Good with the Bad

The Bad – Mass Effect 3 was pushed back until 2012. Bioware released a statement saying:

‘ Today we have confirmed that Mass Effect 3 will be released in the first three months of 2012. The development team is laser foucused 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 ( Exec. Producer on the Mass Effect series)

So bummer for fans of the Mass Effect series, however it could turn out to be a good thing ensuring we get a quality game.

The Good – Bioware says that Star Wars: The Old Republic will release late this year. Frank Gibeau ( Pres. of EA) refused to give the exact date and gave two reasons why: ‘ We don’t want to tip off the competition and we want more data from the beta test.’ The beta testing currently has over one million testers. EA went on to say they are fully prepared for a 2011 launch in Q2 or Q3 of the year which doesn’t discount a January release.

This piece of news has me excited. Finally some kinda time table! Hopefully Santa thinks I have been a good boy this year and Star Wars will be under my tree.

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