Finally, the wait is over. Well, not exactly but now we know till when we need to wait. Bioware has announced that Mass Effect: Andromeda will be releasing on 21st March in North America and 23rd March in Europe. Aaryn Flynn, the General Manager of Bioware revealed the dates in a message talking about how Andromeda is the most ambitious Mass Effect project and why the release date had been kept secret for so long.
“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,” Flynn wrote. “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.”
“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 FrostbiteT game engine, an incredible engine that’s delivering a tremendous graphical jump from the trilogy to Mass Effect: Andromeda,” he wrote. “To deliver on this, we’re taking all the time we can to make sure you’re getting the best possible experience.”
Mass Effect: Andromeda is already available for pre-order on the Origin store.