Bioware Reveals Mass Effect: Andromeda Release Date; Launching On March 21, 2017


The Mass Effect: Andromeda release date has just been revealed by Bioware’s general manager, Aaryn Flynn.

As covered some months ago, but now finally officially confirmed, the next Mass Effect installment will release on March 21 in the US. Those in Europe will have to wait until March 23. The news was officially announced by Flynn on the official Andromeda website.

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“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”, the general manager wrote. “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 gotten here.”

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.

For the full announcement, we suggest you check out the official Mass Effect: Andromeda website. As covered yesterday, the title will have an uncapped framerate on PC. On consoles, the framerate will be locked at 30FPS.