Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed to Early 2017, Suggests EA CFO

Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed to Early 2017, Suggests EA CFO

It looks like Mass Effect Andromeda will be coming out in early 2017, rather than late 2016 like many were expecting.

Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference 2016, EA Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen said that the new Mass Effect would be released in the fourth quarter of the next financial year - in other words, between January 1 and March 31, 2017.

We've got a great year ahead. For the first time I'm trying to dampen down Wall Street expectations, which is a good position to be in. We've got our Battlefield first-person shooter coming in the third quarter, and our third party title that Respawn built... it's called Titanfall... it's the second title they brought out under that brand.

Both those are first-person shooter and will be targeted around both fast action-driven shooter market as well as the strategy driven market in the quarter.

We have all our sports games, we have Mirror's Edge, a runner game coming out in the 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.

EA had previously announced a Holiday 2016 release window for the game. There's been no official word of a delay, so it could just be that Jorgensen misspoke. We've reached out to EA for clarification.

Source: IGN


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Comments Comments (4)

Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 3 Mar 2016 10:58 AM
Man I so have the need to play another Mass Effect, its been too long. Think Im craving a Space fiction RPG/shooter to be honest.
Only a short delay, Im sure it'll be epic, gives me more time to get some backlog done anyway.
Posted by piratemonkey
On Thursday 3 Mar 2016 11:17 AM
This one is saddened by this news
Posted by LukeB
On Thursday 3 Mar 2016 11:36 AM
Aw man! But okay.... I get it, delays can be important, and some make all the difference.... although I hope this isn't just to ensure ME:A doesn't get in the way of the multiplatform release of Titanfall 2.

A few extra months isn't so bad though, just means more time to play the backlog, and spend time with all the other games releasing this year :)
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 3 Mar 2016 9:33 PM
yus delay it 20 years, make it good. no wait don't delay it 20 years it will be the next duke nukem