Mass Effect: Andromeda is scheduled to debut at the end of the current fiscal year by Electronic Arts, that is, sometime in March 2017. However, the plans could change, as the chief financial officer of EA, Blake Jorgensen said it would be possible to delay the game if they feel they need more time to finish.
“Right now, Mass Effect is tracking extremely well,” Jorgensen said during a recent meeting with investors. “The game looks beautiful. And we’re really pleased with its progress. However, as you’ve seen, we are willing to make moves in launch dates if we feel it’s necessary to deliver the right player experience.”
So if BioWare believes it is necessary to extend development to polish the game, EA would be willing to support the studio. If this scenario comes true, the game could be delayed for a week, 3, 4 or 5 months, said Jorgensen.
But for now the players should not worry, because the game is scheduled to debut in the current fiscal year. If there is a delay, Jorgensen said that EA will unveil the situation as soon as the decision is made.
Recall that Mass Effect: Andromeda was previously delayed, as the title for this generation was laid to debut in 2016, but was changed in early 2017. “It need[s] the right amount of time to make sure [it] deliver[s] everything the game can be and should be,” was explained by BioWare at that time.
In related information, yesterday BioWare and EA released a new teaser for Mass Effect: Andromeda, this to announce that on 7 November, under the N7 Day, they will reveal new information about the next title in the franchise. You can check out the video below.
Recall that Mass Effect: Andromeda will arrive on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC to a date unknown.