Bringing an end to months of frenzied speculation, developer BioWare has announced that Mass Effect: Andromeda will officially touch down for PS4, Xbox One and PC on March 21, 2017 for those in North America. It’ll then be available worldwide from March 23, according to the studio’s official blog.
Held up as the “most ambitious Mass Effect to date,” Andromeda is the long-anticipated follow-up to Mass Effect 3, one that’s out to tell a self-contained story around the year 2785. That places BioWare’s 2017 sequel a full 600 years ahead of the original trilogy, at a time when the illustrious Commander Shepard and the all-encompassing Reaper war are little more than a footnote in the galaxy’s proverbial history books.
As for today’s announcement, news of Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s release date comes ahead of the game’s showcase at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where we fully expect to lay eyes on some fresh gameplay footage. It should be online later this evening – the livestream begins via BioWare’s blog at 6:30 pm PST/9:30 pm EST – so stay tuned to We Got This Covered for more.
Until then, here’s the official word from BioWare on the RPG’s impending release.
“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.”
Consider it a rumor no more – Mass Effect: Andromeda will release across North America and Europe on March 21 and March 23, respectively.