EA Confirms Mass Effect 3 Launch, Due Out in Holiday 2011

Electronics Arts confirmed what most of us had already heard through the grapevine: Mass Effect 3, "one of the most anticipated games of 2011," will launch simultaneously on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in holiday 2011.

"At BioWare, we are always driving ourselves to improve and I firmly believe our best work is still ahead of us," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Group General Manager and Co-Founder of BioWare. "We could not be prouder of the team’s accomplishments with Mass Effect 2, and are excited and humbled by all of the recognition the game has received so far. We can’t wait to show you what the team is doing to make Mass Effect 3 an even bigger success."

Holiday 2011 seems like a long time to wait, but in the meantime, the Mass Effect franchise will finally crash the PlayStation 3 console party when Mass Effect 2 ships to retailers on January 18, 2011 in the U.S. and on January 21, 2011 in Europe, EA said.