It seems Bioware’s latest entry to the Mass Effect series may not hit its initial release date of December this year.
During an interview with EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen, he stated that Mass Effect: Andromeda will release in the fourth quarter, which refers to the fiscal months between January and March of next year.
The full quote from Jorgensen:
“We have all our sports games, we have Mirror’s Edge, a runner game coming out in the 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.”
Why this minor delay seems to have been hidden away until now is odd. Maybe Andromeda’s concrete release date was to be announced later this year at E3, but nothing is certain as of this moment.
Currently little is known about this new entry other than the game will take place some time after the original Mass Effect trilogy. The protagonist’s possible name has been parsed out by fans from their dogtags that read “RYDER” in the N7 Day trailer released last year. We’ve also heard possible production woes as Bioware’s lead writers on the project, Christopher Wynn and Christopher Schlerf, parted ways with the studio in late 2015 and early 2016.