EA has updated its release schedule for the coming year focusing primarily on their non sports games, with it revealing some crutial pieces of information. Through this updated release schedule it has been revealed that the upcoming new Mass Effect title will not be arriving until Q1 2017, moving away from its original holiday 2016 release window, this of course is all according to EA CFO Blake Jorgenson.
Speaking during Morgan Stanley’s Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, via NeoGAF, Jorgensen was asked to provide the status of EA’s upcoming non-sports games. He said Mass Effect Andromeda would be releasing in EA's "fourth quarter", which for EA the finacial year ends on March 31st, basically this tells us that Mass Effect Andromeda will be arriving between January and March.
“We’ve got a great year ahead. 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 these are first-person shooters and will be targeted around the fast, action-driver shooter market, as well as the strategy-driven market in that quarter. We have our Mirror’s Edge runner game this first quarter, 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,” Jorgensen said.
The comments made by Jorgenson also officially confirm that Titanfall 2 is set for release in the third quarter of 2016, this all falls in line with what Jorgenson said which involved Titanfall 2 releasing in "fiscal 17".