During a presentation between Morgan Stanley and EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen, via NeoGaf, spoke about a possible delay of Mass Effect Andromeda, but now that we’ve heard the discussion for ourselves, there’s more info to be gathered.
Battlefield 5, or at least whatever Battlefield game will come out next, is said to be launching in the third quarter of this year, which would put it around Fall or Winter time. Some time around this will also see the release of Titanfall 2, according to Jorgensen.
In the call he was asked about non-sports franchises for the coming year, to which he responded, “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 out 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.”
It’s very interesting to see this type of revelation being made without the games even being officially confirmed as existing. Sure, we all know that Battlefield 5 and Titanfall 2 are coming at some point, and the developers aren’t shy about discussing them in more general terms, but you would expect a full reveal of the games to come before info like this is shared.
On the topic of Mass Effect Jorgensen said “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.” The fourth quarter would actually put the game into early 2017 for release, which is outside of the expected 2016 release, though no official word has been given of the delay outside of this random conversation.
E3 is coming up in a few months, so most likely we’ll get a big reveal for both titles before or at this event.