Although we’d all kind of guessed that Mass Effect Andromeda wouldn’t launch this year, BioWare has confirmed that they have indeed set the release of the upcoming instalment into the series to 2017.
During their investor call this week, EA Games confirmed that Mass Effect Andromeda was now scheduled for a fiscal “fourth quarter” release, which gives the game a rough release window of January 1 to March 13.
BioWare followed up this news with a blog post that confirmed that the game would indeed launch in “early 2017” and explained that the delay was due to the game’s scale which is set to give players “an unprecedented level of freedom.”
“We’ve been playing the game at the studio recently, it’s showing us that we’re taking the game in the right direction,” Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of BioWare explains. “But we also know we need the right amount of time to make sure we deliver everything the game can be and should be — that’s our commitment from all of us to you.”
She further explained that the game would be running on EA’s Frostbite engine and to expect “visuals, story, and gameplay that have never been done in franchise history.”
There is some good news to accompany this announcement however, as BioWare did confirm that more of the game would be shown at E3 later this year.