Mass Effect: Andromeda Delayed Until 2017 According to Electronic Arts

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If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the latest installment the Mass Effect series, you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. While speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen made it clear that Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t arrive until around this time next year.

“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,” said Jorgensen. “So big year ahead and we’re pretty excited.” Jorgensen is referring to EA’s fiscal Q4, which extends from January 2017 to March 2017. EA was originally targeting a Holiday 2016 release for Mass Effect: Andromeda, so a three- to four-month delay is what appears to be in store for gamers.

We received our first glimpse of Mass Effect: Andromeda back in 2014, and the game was officially unveiled last year at E3. You can view the official announcement trailer below:

Other than the trailer, BioWare Montreal, the studio developing the game, has been rather tight-lipped regarding plot details and just about anything else related to Mass Effect: Andromeda. We do know that the game will be built using the Frostbite engine, and this is all that the developer was willing to divulge about the scope of the game:

[Mass Effect: Andromeda] is very much a new adventure, taking place far away from and long after the events of the original trilogy. You will play a human, male or female, though that’s actually not the character you saw in the trailer (more on that later). You’ll be exploring an all-new galaxy, Andromeda, and piloting the new and improved Mako.

It’s definitely a bummer that Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t be around in time for Christmas, but rest assured that it won’t be a painfully long wait (barring any other unforeseen delays).