The return of Mass Effect will have to wait a bit longer. While the next game in the space opera RPG series, Mass Effect: Andromeda, was originally scheduled to launch some time during the holiday 2016 window, according to EA CFO Blake Jorgensen it won't be coming until next year. During a presentation at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, Jorgensen outlined the publisher's upcoming line-up of games, before explaining that the new Mass Effect would be available "in our fourth quarter," which runs from January to March 2017.
Andromeda was first revealed as a prototype in 2014, before being officially unveiled at E3 last year, and EA has shown little of it since that time. It's being developed by the relatively new BioWare Montreal studio, and looks to change up the series a bit with more of a western vibe and a new protagonist. Andromeda is slated to come to the Xbox One, PS4, and PC — we've reached out to EA for clarification on when the game is coming out. In the meantime, you can always check out the upcoming Mass Effect theme park attraction.