Mass Effect: Andromeda Delayed, Set for Early 2017 Launch

Mass Effect: Andromeda Delayed, Set for Early 2017 Launch

Mass Effect: Andromeda has been delayed a few months, being pushed back into early 2017 reports Polygon.

"As we've been playing the game at the studio recently, it's showing us that we're taking the game in the right direction," said general manager Aaryn Flynn in a post to developer BioWare’s website. "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 all of you. Because of that, Mass Effect: Andromeda will now ship in early 2017."

The post goes on to broadly list some of the features coming to the game:

  • More Freedom: One of our biggest ambitions is to give players an unprecedented level of freedom for a Mass Effect experience –where you’ll go, how you’ll get there, and how you’ll play.
  • New Uncharted Worlds: We’re leaving the Milky Way behind and headed to Andromeda, where we’ll meet new allies, confront new enemies, and explore fascinating new worlds.
  • The Next Great Mass Effect Experience: Mass Effect: Andromeda will be the first Mass Effect game for today’s consoles and the first built on the Frostbite engine. We’re pushing the technology to deliver visuals, story, and gameplay that have never been done in franchise history.

Mass Effect: Andromeda was officially unveiled at E3 2015, with publisher EA giving the game a holiday 2016 release window. BioWare will provide fans with more information on the game at EA Play – the publisher’s pre-E3 press and fan event. Andromeda is currently in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


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Comments Comments (8)

Posted by piratemonkey
On Wednesday 11 May 2016 3:06 PM
Sadness ...but Acceptable if it produces a better product
unless EA just needs time to test a new way to wring Micro-payments out of players
Posted by LukeB
On Wednesday 11 May 2016 3:15 PM
Pretty sure we'll have tons to play these Holidays, so although it's a little disappointing that we have to wait longer, hopefully that extra time will make the game even better.

In Bioware I Trust :P
Posted by atipuss
On Wednesday 11 May 2016 4:03 PM
Yep so many games in 2016 already. I don't mind the delay :)
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 11 May 2016 7:30 PM
Indeed, delay generally means better, excited hope its goty.
Posted by Nick2016NZ
On Thursday 12 May 2016 12:23 PM
Haven't played any of the previous games, and apparently I'm missing out on some fantastic gaming experiences, so I'll be keeping this one on my watchlist
Posted by gspcdNZ
On Thursday 12 May 2016 2:56 PM
For such an long and highly anticipated game, this is sure taking its time... But, like LukeB and others have said; In Bioware we trust
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 12 May 2016 2:59 PM
Never thought Id love a delay but with so many games this year to play I cant keep up... With the delay I'm more likely to pick it up Day 1 instead of holding off till next year anyway.
Posted by AdamC
On Thursday 12 May 2016 7:57 PM
Aslong as it is good idc if its 2018! Besides... Gives me time to do all the DLC that I bought on discount but have not yet done!