For those of you that were hoping to get your hands on Mass Effect Andromeda late this year, EA appears to have some bad news for you.
Electronic Arts’ Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen revealed within a financial meeting yesterday evening that the next installment in the BioWare series would be getting released in Q4 2016. This, for those unaware, means that Mass Effect Andromeda will actually see retail daylight in early 2017. Here is Jorgensen breaking the news:
“We’ve got a great year ahead. We’ve got our Battlefield first-person shooter game coming in the third quarter, and our third-party title that Respawn, our partner, built, it’s called Titanfall, it’s the second title that they brought into that brand. Both of these are first-person shooters and will be targeted around the fast, action-driver shooter market, as well as the strategy-driven market in that quarter. We have our Mirror’s Edge runner game this first quarter, and then we have Mass Effect, which is a sci-fi action game, in our fourth quarter. So big year ahead and we’re pretty excited,”
While this is a delay for those that were expecting Mass Effect Andromeda in the holiday span of 2016, it isn’t a considerable departure. EA’s Q4 fiscal period spans between January and March, so conceivably we’ll still have the next Mass Effect game within the first three months of 2017. Surely Andromeda will have a prominent display at E3 this year. We’re sure to find out its new official launch window by then.