Bioware have announced via their Facebook page that Mass Effect 3 has been delayed until 2012. If you cast your mind back a few months you will recall many of the AAA titles scheduled for Christmas 2010 slipped to early 2011, Mass Effect 3 is the first (and very probably not the last) title to follow the same pattern. The post on Facebook reads:
Mass Effect 3 will be released in the first three months of 2012. 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.” – Casey Hudson, Executive Producer Mass Effect series.