Originally announced as a holiday 2016 at E3, EA has now confirmed that the highly anticipated Mass Effect Andromeda is now delayed to Fourth Quarter 2016. With EA’s fiscal year ending March 31st 2017, we would be looking at a January – March release window.
The news came during a Technology conference from chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen, who was asked during the conference to list EA’s non Sports titles releasing this fiscal year. Jorgensen’s response to this was:
“So, we’ve got a great year ahead. For the first time I’m trying to tamp down Wall Street expectations than build it up. Good position to be in, I guess. 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 those are first-person shooters and will be targeted around both the fast, action-driven shooter market, as well as the strategy-driven market in the quarter. We have all our sports games. We have our Mirror’s Edge runner game, that’s first quarter [this year, on May 24], 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.”
This also follows suit with EA’s chief executive officer Andrew Wilson, who mentioned that Bioware would release the Sci-Fi Action RPG “later in the fiscal year.” However, Jorgensen statement also covers a release window for Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 5 for Third Quarter (aka Holiday Releases).
EA and Bioware have been very tight about information regarding Mass Effect Andromeda, with the only details known about the game is that it will not continue Commander Shepard’s story. Of course we may not see any major details about the game, or an official release date, until EA’s special event set before E3 starts called EA Play.