Mass Effect website announces
March 21st as the release date for Mass
, the continuation of the sci-fi action/RPG series. Here's
the update from Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of BioWare:
On behalf of our
teams across Montreal, Edmonton and Austin, I’m excited to announce that Mass
Effect™: Andromeda will be launching in North America on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
and beginning Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Europe. We appreciate your patience
(and in fact, even your lack of patience in some instances) as we’ve been
focused on completing the game. Here’s a little bit of context into how we’ve
Mass Effect: Andromeda is our most ambitious Mass Effect game to date. We’re
telling completely new stories, creating new characters, new planets, new
species, and introducing new gameplay systems. And for the first time, we’re
bringing Mass Effect to the FrostbiteTM game engine, an incredible engine that’s
delivering a tremendous graphical jump from the trilogy to Mass Effect:
Andromeda. To deliver on this, we’re taking all the time we can to make sure
you’re getting the best possible experience.
Over this holiday break, developers at BioWare took home a version of the game
in what we call the “holiday build”. This is a longstanding studio tradition
that goes back to the early days of the original Mass Effect. Many load up a PC
or console and go home to play as much as possible at their leisure. Coming back
from holiday, the feedback has been great. Getting the endorsement from members
of our studio, many of whom played key roles on the original trilogy, was
definitely a key factor in helping us lock in on the date.
Even more exciting for us over the last couple of months has been seeing the
excitement build in the community as we’ve started to share more about the game.
The passion you have for the franchise continues to drive us. And now, we’re
just a couple of months away from delivering a brand new Mass Effect experience
to you for the first time in five years – richer, deeper and ready for
exploration. We’re excited about how far we are going with the franchise, and we
hope you find it’s been worth the wait.