According to Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen, Mass Effect: Andromeda will not be releasing this year, instead being scheduled to release in the first quarter of 2017; with the game falling into the fourth quarter of of the publisher 2016 fiscal year.
“We’ve got a great year ahead,” the executive told attendees at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference.
“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.”
This wasn’t a completely unexpected announcement, considering EA never gave a concrete date for the projects release at its most recent earnings call, instead offering a tentative holiday 2016 window.