Bioware have announced that the highly anticipated Mass Effect sequel, Andromeda has officially had its release pushed back to 2017.
The announcement was made on the game’s website where Aaron Flynn, General Manager of Bioware posted a statement regarding the teams commitment to deliver the best possible game for the fans.
“With Mass Effect: Andromeda, our team at BioWare™ is exploring how far they can take this beloved franchise. Yes, we’re building the best of what we all love about Mass Effect – amazing stories, characters and fun third-person shooter combat – and bringing them along with us on the expedition to Andromeda.”
Flynn concluded by confirming what many could have guessed, “Because of that, Mass Effect: Andromeda will now ship in early 2017.”
Flynn did, however, provide fans with some information on what we can expect from the new game, including:
More Freedom: One of Bioware’s biggest ambitions is to give players an unprecedented level of freedom for a Mass Effect experience –where you’ll go, how you’ll get there, and how you’ll play.
New Uncharted Worlds: We’re leaving the Milky Way behind and headed to Andromeda, where we’ll meet new allies, confront new enemies, and explore fascinating new worlds.
The Next Great Mass Effect Experience: Mass Effect: Andromeda will be the first game in the series for today’s consoles and also the first built on the Frostbite engine. We’re pushing the technology to deliver visuals, story, and gameplay that have never been done in franchise history.
Despite the pushback, there are definitely things for fans of the franchise to be excited about and it is definitely a positive thing that the company isn’t rushing to release their unfinished vision.