What could be the reasoning behind Mass Effect 3‘s recent delay? When pushed to 2012’s first quarter yesterday, no details beyond BioWare wanting to make sure the final chapter in the sci-fi trilogy would turn out to be “the biggest, boldest and best game in the series” were divulged. EA’s FY 2012 earnings call yesterday may have shed some light on the matter though.
“Essentially, step by step, [BioWare is] adjusting some of the gameplay mechanics and some of the features,” according to the publisher’s CEO John Riccitiello. Said mechanics and features will be on display at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles, he added, and “can put this [game] into a genre equivalent of shooter-meets-RPG, and essentially address a far larger market opportunity than Mass Effect 1 did and Mass Effect 2 began to approach.”
To fans of more traditional RPGs, that can be a scary way to sum up the title. E3 takes place just next month, best wait it out and see what they have planned.