Rejoice! We now have rough release windows for Mass Effect Andromeda and Battlefield 5. During a presentation at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, Blake Jorgensen CFO of EA confirmed the news.
Sadly, Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t be coming till the first quarter of 2017, which is anytime between January and March. A bit of a wait then, but I’m expecting big things from that particular title. That period also represents the fourth quarter of EA’s financial year – which begins in April, and ends March
Meanwhile, Battlefield 5 will be launching in EA’s third financial quarter along with Titanfall 2. This means those games could land anywhere between September and December 2016.
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.
Mass Effect Andromeda was originally announced at E3 with a holiday 2016 release date – but considering the scope and scale of every other Mass Effect title, it should be worth the wait.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.