In an act of extraordinary foresight, BioWare has advised Mass Effect 3 players not to delete their save game — over a month before the game's release.
Speaking to GamerZines, BioWare associate producer Mike Gamble said:
It wouldn't be a bad idea [to keep your ME3 saves]. Obviously I can't say anything, but it wouldn't be a bad idea...
Players can transfer their save files from Mass Effect 2 over to BioWare's next shooter, due for release in March; could this point to another entry in the Mass Effect universe on PS3?
In any case, anyone thinking about deleting a completed save file for a game they haven't even played yet should examine their priorities.