by Joshua Russo
The 2016 holiday line up just got a little bit shorter. Mass Effect Andromeda has been moved to early 2017 according to Blake Jorgensen, EA’s CFO. His statement was recorded at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference and later posted by a NeoGAF user.
“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.”
Electronic Art’s fiscal fourth quarter is the first quarter of the calendar year. This means we can expect to see Mass Effect Andromeda launch sometime between January and March of 2017.