During the UBS Global Technology Conference, Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen shared his insight on the upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda, that is supposed to release in a few months for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Jorgensen praised the new game, calling it “one of the greatest Mass Effect” he has ever seen, and a “spectacular product.”
“Mass Effect is a great brand, and this is one that’s loved by many people, it’s a combination of sci-fi and action, and this is probably one of the greatest Mass Effect I’ve ever seen. I mean, it’s just a spectacular product.”
He also explained that the company doesn’t yet know if the game will release at the end of the this fiscal year (before March 31st, 2017), or early in the next.
“I think it’ll sell well both this year and next year, we haven’t yet stated an exact ship date, but it will most likely ship near the end of the year or possibly early next year, we don’t know yet, but it’ll depend on when the product is fully finished. At the end of the day it’s a product that will sell well, for the next one to three years. We continue to sell Mass Effect in our catalog, and that’s important for our business long-term.”
As part of the latest financial results announcement, Electronic Arts still indicated Mass Effect Andromeda as part of this fiscal year’s lineup. Jorgensen himself mentioned that the game is “tracking extremely well”, but clarified that the publisher was willing to make changes in the launch date if necessary.
Hopefully, we’ll hear more soon, but for now we can only wait and see.