We’re (at most) seven months away from the projected launch of Mass Effect: Andromeda, but Bioware and EA haven’t shown off any gameplay from the Sci-Fi RPG.
Despite E3 being a couple of months ago and Gamescom happening right now, where EA have been conducting long streams that began with an hour of Fifa 17, Mass Effect has been mostly absent from all the proceedings. The best we got was a brief trailer at E3 in June that showed off the female version of protagonist Ryder (although given the series penchant for character customisation, probably not your version of Ryder).
So where is Mass Effect: Andromeda?
According to EA Studios boss Patrick Soderlund, the publisher are simply focusing on showcasing their titles that are releasing this Holiday, and that fans shouldn’t be alarmed as the game is still on schedule to launch in Q1 of next year.
“I just came back from a short vacation and I played through the first three hours of the game. It’s very playable, and there is no alarm about, ‘Why aren’t they showing it?’ It’s strictly that the game will get the right type of exposure at the right time and that we can the right voice for it. Right now we’re focused on our big titles for [October through December], and when that’s done, we’ll shift to Mass Effect. You’ll see a lot more very shortly.”
So there you have it. The chances are we’ll get some kind of reveal on November 7, which is N7 day, as there have typically been Mass Effect related reveals then.
You don’t need to be alarmed that Mass Effect: Andromeda has more or less skipped every major trade show this year. EA said so. It’s not like they would delay a Mass Effect game…oh.