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Mass Effect: Andromeda Delayed to Early Next Year

Category: Gaming
Posted: 10:52AM

The next entry in the Mass Effect series takes us to the Andromeda galaxy, but it now looks like we might be waiting a little longer to get there. Speaking during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, EA's CFO, Blake Jorgensen, mentioned Mass Effect: Andromeda will launch during the company's fiscal fourth quarter, which ends March 31, 2017. So this means Mass Effect: Andromeda will miss its original holiday 2016 launch date and won't be here until sometime between January and the end of March, 2017. It's not a huge delay, but if it means a bit more time to refine the RPG, all the better. You can read Jorgensen's full quote below, which gives an idea on some other titles EA has planned.

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.

That provides us an insight on EA's launch plans this fiscal year, with Battlefield 5 and Titanfall 2 slated to hit by the end of 2016. Mirror's Edge: Catalyst is scheduled to launch at the end of May, with Mass Effect: Andromeda bringing up the rear early next year. It's a little something for everyone, even if we're waiting a little longer to explore the Andromeda galaxy. Mass Effect: Andromeda will arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

To help tide you over a little, some renderings of the "Pathfinder" character from Mass Effect: Andromeda were shared on an online 3D modeling community late last year, but only recently discovered. The renderings are made in ZBrush and show off just the male character model (female is an option in-game, too), but if this is our new protagonist in Mass Effect: Andromeda, as seen in the trailer, we're decked out in some sweet armor.

Sources: NeoGAF and VG247

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