Bioware has set the date for fans to explore the Andromeda galaxy.
Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of BioWare, announced today in a news post that Mass Effect: Andromeda will be releasing on March 21, 2017 in the US and March 23, 2017 in the EU.
Flynn added some detail on how the team managed to lock in the March date.
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.
Andromeda will tell new stories, feature new characters, new planets, new species, and introducing new gameplay systems. It will also be the first Mass Effect game to run on the Frostbite game engine, allowing for a giant graphical jump from the trilogy that preceded it.