EA's space opera is now penned for release during the first quarter of next year.
The news comes from EA CFO Blake Jorgensen, who was speaking at Morgan Stanley’s Technology, Media & Telecom Conference. When asked about the status of EA's non-sports games he replied that Mass Effect would be coming in EA's fourth quarter. EA's fiscal year ends 31 March which gives the title a new launch window of somewhere between January and March 2017.
Andromeda is the fourth game in the Mass Effect series and, whilst we don't know much about the story, we do know that it takes place somewhere far removed from - and long after - the adventures of Commander Shepherd, the protagonist of the first three games.
In Andromeda you'll play as a 'Pathfinder', a combat trained, but untested, explorer sent to the Helius Cluster to establish a new home for humanity.
Mass Effect is far from being the only title to be delayed. Platinum Games' action RPG Scalebound has also been held back until 2017.
Uncharted 4 has been delayed once again and ReCore will be missing its intended spring release date, now due to release in the latter half of 2016.
Ratchet & Clank, Dead Island 2 and Homefront: The Revolution were all originally scheduled to launch last year. Ratchet & Clank should finally be with us in April, Homefront in May and Dead Island hopefully sometime in 2016.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided was also pushed back a few months from its intended release date and is now slated for release in August.
The Division and Quantum Break have both had their fair share of setbacks but are set for release on 8 March and 5 April respectively.
The delay of Mass Effect may be a disappointment to fans but at least there are still some great titles coming our way this year to keep us entertained until its release. Providing they don't get delayed too.
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