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Mass Effect Andromeda release confirmed for Q1 2017

Speaking during the Media & Telecom Conference at Morgan Stanley Technology yesterday, Electronic Arts’ Chief Financial Officer, Blake Jorgensen, confirmed that Mass Effect Andromeda will launch in the fourth quarter of its financial year.

Originally due out in holiday 2016, the science-fiction RPG will now be released in Q1 2017, putting it out between January 1 – March 31, 2017. 

Elsewhere, Jorgensen confirmed that the new Battlefield and Titanfall will be released during EA’s third financial quarter, putting them out anywhere between September 30 and December 31, 2016.

We’ve got a great year ahead,” Jorgensen said during the conference. “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 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… 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.”

Mass Effect Andromeda was officially announced at E3 2015 for PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. BioWare has been drip-feeding details of the game on Twitter for the past 18 months or so however, confirming a number of key elements, including the re-introduction of the Mako and dynamic weather effects.

EA has already confirmed that a new Titanfall game will be released on multiple platforms, following the original title being an Xbox One console exclusive. Further details have yet to be confirmed, although we expect to hear something at E3 in June.