It looks like the rumored release date for Mass Effect: Andromeda turned out to be true as it has now been confirmed that the game will be hitting the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 21st now. Yep, all of the spotted dates from retailers that were ignored by EA have now been confirmed by Bioware and we know when we'll be exploring the game's universe and story. I bet all of those people discounting the rumors from before about Mass Effect: Andromeda's release date are eating crow now huh? Maybe not but still it does look like some things can actually pan out here.
I do have to say that it is a bit surprising to get this announcement so early in the day today as we are supposed to be getting another gameplay look at Mass Effect: Andromeda out of Nvidia's press conference at CES. That is still scheduled for 6:30 pm PST so we still have more to look forward to I guess but it does seem a bit odd to not just bundle it all together. Maybe the gameplay stuff is only there to show off the visuals and not the true news for Mass Effect: Andromeda of the day. Seems like a safe assumption to make on this.
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. 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 Frostbite™ 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.
Mass Effect: Andromeda — Gameplay Trailer
Are you surprised to see that the true release date was "leaked" back in October for Mass Effect: Andromeda or did you think it was going to be some different date? Do you agree that the release announcement was made this way so as to not outshine what Nvidia has for us tonight? Are you even still here or have you left to secure your copy of the game now that you know when it will be launching? Let us know and then discuss down in the comments. For more on Mass Effect: Andromeda though, be sure to stick it out here as we'll be sure to keep the updates flowing for you.