Confirmed: Mass Effect Andromeda Will Not Release This Year

Confirmed: Mass Effect Andromeda Will Not Release This Year

Lee Bradley

Our fears have been confirmed. EA has said that BioWare’s highly-anticipated sci-fi RPG Mass Effect Andromeda will not release in 2016.

Speaking during a presentation at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, EA's chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen said, "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 [Catalyst] runner game this first quarter, and then we have Mass Effect [Andromeda], which is a sci-fi action game, in our fourth quarter. So big year ahead and we're pretty excited."

The fourth quarter of EA’s financial year runs from January until 31st March, 2017. So: no Mass Effect this year. Bah.

  • Nooooooooooooooooooooooo :-(
  • @1 there's not much to add to that
  • That sucks but its ok. A lot to play this year. It'll be welcome for the new year after the holiday barrage of games. TitanFall 2... CAN"T F"N WAIT!
  • I'd rather it be delayed and work than release it too early and have to deal with bugs.
  • On the bright side, this is great news for the backlog - hopefully it's polished to perfection with the extra time.
  • Balls.
  • Dang one less game to play this year
  • Good, i wont have time to play it until 2017 anyway. :p Plus its better to be delayed and more polished, than released unfinished.
  • Is anyone else fed up that companies like EA inform their shareholders about such "unimportant details" but not the people WHOC ACTUALLY PAY FOR THEIR PRODUCTS, like...their customers? All we get is "it's done when it's done" or even just a cold "tba"...
  • @10 No not really. The companies don't owe us, but they owe the shareholders, so it's absolutely OK when the "official" announcement and release schedule is being expressed to them. And I'm pretty sure the companies don't know it that much sooner than the day they're telling them. Maybe a little, but If I was a shareholder I would be pretty pissed if the company told the public first, when my investment is going to get hot.
  • Grrr!! REALLY looking forward to this! Oh well. At least they're taking their time with it. I'd rather have a late game that works well than have it be an on-time POS.
  • Wonder if that has to do with the two recently departed long time employees at bio ware ..... -_-
  • @ yes, but no company owes anything to their customers. And still movie directors and stars attend comic con to speak to their fans, or give away free goodies, or have meets & greets. It's normal in the movie business and the music business. I'm not expecting "America's most hated company" (TM) to suddenly be consumer-friendly, but to share information about projects that people are exited about is the least they can do. Just saying...
  • "and then we have Mass Effect [Andromeda], which is a sci-fi action game" Does this worry anyone else?
  • Yeaaaaaa. I think it's safe to say we might get to play mea around November 2017.
  • I'm okay with this, as it just had a loose release window of "holiday 2016", which could be anywhere from Oct-Dec. I'd rather it be finished & polished than released as a mess just get in that holiday window. However, with that being said, if it goes through an Uncharted 4 series of delays, I will probably start to get frustrated.
  • Had a feeling this would happen, still hoped it would be this year though. I wouldn't mind so much if MS figured out BC for ME 2&3.
  • FUCK
  • @18 What's the "BC" stand for?
  • @20: Backward Compatibility.
  • Damn. Mass Effect was my most anticipated game...
  • The last two Mass Effect games have been Spring releases and done very well, so this doesn't really surprise me.
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