Mass Effect 4 release date won’t get delayed to 2017

According to well-known industry insider, Shinobi602, the Mass Effect 4 will not be delayed into 2017, with the game’s release date on track for next year.

Writing on NeoGAF, Shinobi602 said that while a 2016 is pretty much guaranteed, it still remains undecided as to when the game will show up, with spring and fall being touted as potential release windows.

"From people I’ve talked to close to the thing, it’s still a 2016 release but haven’t yet nailed down deciding between Spring or Fall. EA usually has multiple high-profile releases every year, and with Battlefield 5 targeting Q4 2016, for now until I hear more, I’m assuming earlier than Fall is the target,” he said.

“They did however release NFS Rivals and BF4 at the same time, so it could still be the Fall.  Of course, delays are always possible with any game, but this thing’s been in development since 2012. It won’t skip next year.” 

Elsewhere, BioWare’s Christopher Wynn teased a few details on the game’s combat system via his Twitter:

"Combat is looking pretty great in the latest builds. Biotics plus weapons plus powerful hardware is amazing,” he said. 

Mass Effect 4 has been in development since 2012, and is expected to arrive on PS4, PC, and Xbox One. We still don’t know if the game will be a prequel or sequel to Mass Effect 3, though the Mako will be making a comeback, with more emphasis placed on planetary exploration.

Stay tuned to PSU for more details as we get them.

via GamePur