Mass Effect: Andromeda has been in development for what feels like an eternity, but finally the developers over at Bioware have set a release date.

March 23rd 2017 is the date in which Andromeda will hit store shelves in the UK, making it the first Mass Effect title to arrive since the original trilogy – a trilogy that concluded 5 years ago in March 2012.

General Manager of BioWare Aaryn Flynn, posted the news:

“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.

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.”

Personal Opinion

I’m incredibly excited about diving into the Mass Effect universe once more. The opportunity to explore different planets and form relationships with a range of characters, whilst crafting a journey that’s been personalised by my own choices, is one I’m eager to get stuck into.

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