Well, this one’s hardly surprising.
Electronic Arts confirmed during an investor’s call last night that Mass Effect Andromeda, the highly-anticipated follow-up to last generation’s Mass Effect trilogy, will be out sometime in the first quarter of 2017, most likely in January or February. The game previously had a 2016 release window, but many industry observers expected that it probably wouldn’t ship this year.
The new release window falls more in line with when Mass Effect games typically release, as the previous two entries in the series both came out in the first quarter of their respective release years.
With Mass Effect: Andromeda now out of the publisher’s holiday lineup, it’s difficult to say what to expect from EA this fall, but the safe bet is that they will ship a new Battlefield game, with Titanfall 2 a strong possibility as well.