mass_effect-andromeda8A report from earlier in October revealed a potential date for Mass Effect: Andromeda. The leak came from the Mass Effect: Andromeda book which was set for a release on the 21st of March, 2017, with a tagline that read that the book will be released the same time as the game. This seemed to suggest that the 21st of March, 2017 could be the game’s release date.

Now it is entirely possible that the date is legit, but it seems that EA doesn’t want you to get your hopes up just yet. During the company’s recent financial earnings call, CFO Blake Jorgensen stated that the company would be willing to delay Mass Effect: Andromeda should the need arise, which seems to be telling us that maybe we shouldn’t get too hung up on the 21st of March date just yet.

According to Jorgensen, “We’re willing to make moves in launch dates if we feel that it’s necessary to deliver the right player experience. Our guidance assumes that Mass Effect continues to be in this [fiscal] year, but it gives us some flexibility that we might choose to move it either a week or three, or four, or five months if we have to based on what we want to make sure in terms of delivering the right experience to the players.”

He adds, “So no news on Mass Effect other that we continue to have it in our guidance and the moment that changes we’ll certainly let everyone know.” Games do get delayed from time to time, but we suppose this is better than releasing a game that isn’t fully done. EA learnt their lesson the hard way with Battlefield 4 and promised that they will learn from it, so hopefully that will be the case with Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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