Mass Effect: Andromeda Delayed to 2017

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Mass Effect: Andromeda Delayed to 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda Teaser debuts on N7 Day

When it was first announced, the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda was slated for a holiday 2016 release, but now it appears the return to the fan-favorite franchise has been delayed.

A user on Neogaf (via IGN) was listening to EA CFO Blake Jorgensen give a talk at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference where he revealed the game had been delayed until early 2017.

“We’ve got a great year ahead… 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 the fast, action-driven shooter market, as well as the strategy-driven market in that quarter… 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. So big year ahead and we’re pretty excited.”

Typically “fourth quarter” would confirm the game’s late 2016 release, however EA’s fiscal year extends into early 2017 meaning that Mass Effect: Andromeda could be released in the January to March window of that year.

Are you disappointed in the game’s delay? Sound off in the comments and check out the game’s previously-releasesd teaser trailer below.

Officially announced at last year’s E3, Mass Effect: Andromeda will take place far away from and long after the events of the original trilogy as players explore the Andromeda galaxy with an all-new lead character and team of adventurers to work with, learn from, fight alongside of, and fall in love with.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is set to debut on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One upon release.