Those looking for another bite of the Mass Effect universe will have to wait a bit longer.
In a recent investor meeting at Morgan Stanley’s Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, EA CFO Blake Jorgenson said the following:
“So, we’ve got a great year ahead. For the first time I’m trying to tamp down Wall Street expectations than build it up. Good position to be in, I guess. 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 both the fast, action-driven shooter market, as well as the strategy-driven market in the quarter. We have all our sports games. We have ourMirror’s Edge runner game, that’s first quarter [this year, on May 24], 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.”
“Fourth quarter”? Holy Makos, that’s a long time to wait. For the uninitiated, fourth quarter in buisness terms refers to the fourth quarter in a company’s fiscal calendar. For EA, that puts Andromeda anywhere in January to March of 2017.
Sorry folks, but that means, that as of this writing, the game is anywhere from 10 to 12 months away. Sigh.