Mass Effect 3 will be celebrating its four year anniversary in a few days, so fans have been dying for the next entry in the series to come with Mass Effect Andromeda. EA and Bioware have said they were planning for a release sometime in Holiday 2016, but it sounds like the game’s release plans may have been pushed back a bit.
According to GameSpot, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen was interviewed at a business summit where he was discussing the upcoming fiscal year of games on their slate.
Jorgensen spoke about how they had Battlefield 5 and what will be the next Titanfall game in Q3. At this point, you would assume he’s talking about fiscal year, which would be the end of 2016, which seemed to be confirmed as he continued.
“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.”
On top of Jorgensen being the CFO, so he’s usually talking in terms of the fiscal year, he refers to Mirror’s Edge Catalyst as coming in Q1. This game has a release date scheduled for May 24, which is considering fiscal Q1.
He then goes on to say that Mass Effect Andromeda is coming out in Q4, which would mean the first few months of 2017 if he is talking fiscal. It’s always possible he could have gotten mixed up in what he was saying, but with little information coming out on the game in awhile and the game’s history with early year releases, it would make a lot of sense.