It looks like fans will definitely have to wait a while longer for Mass Effect Andromeda. In an official BioWare blog post, the company confirmed that the game’s release date has been pushed back to early 2017.
According to BioWare, the game was delayed because it was necessary “to make sure we deliver everything the game can be and should be.” However, the game will be showcased at the EA Play Conference on Sunday, June 12 before E3 2016. The game was first revealed at E3 2015.
According to BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn, the delay will help the game meet the developer’s internal quality standards. He stated: “As we’ve been playing the game at the studio recently, it’s showing us that we’re taking the game in the right direction, but we also know we need the right amount of time to make sure we deliver everything the game can be and should be – that’s our commitment from all of us to all of you. Because of that, Mass Effect: Andromeda will now ship in early 2017.”
BioWare also laid out some design pillars and angles for Mass Effect Andromeda. These elements include getting more freedom and offering players an unprecedented level of freedom for the sequel in how they get to places and how they play. There will also be new uncharted worlds as the game leaves the Milky Way galaxy and goes to Andromeda to meet new allies, enemies, and to explore new worlds. The game will also be built on the Frostbite engine.
Mass Effect Andromeda is being developed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.