Though EA Games has not yet publicly announced specific release dates for the upcoming Mass Effect, Titanfall or Battefiled games, it have narrowed their release windows.
EA Games had previously stated that Titanfall 2 (tentative title, probably), the new Battlefield and Mass Effect Andromeda would be out during the 2017 fiscal year, which runs from April 2016 through to March 2017. EA CFO confirmed during a conference call with investors today that all three games are scheduled to launch during the second half of the fiscal year. That means sometime between October 2016 and March 2017.
“You should assume that a Battlefield will come typically in the third quarter, when we normally have it,” he said. “We’re not yet announcing when Titanfall or Mass Effect Andromeda will come, but you should assume that’s in the back half of the year as well because the second quarter [July-September] is so dominated by our sports titles.”
Very little is known about these three games. EA CEO Andrew Wilson said during the call that the new Titanfall is “looking fantastic.” Meanwhile, all we have to go on the new Mass Effect game is that BioWare’s lead producer said it was fun on Twitter, and the next Battlefield is rumoured to return to the military style.
EA exec Peter Moore said in December that the company’s future lineup, and fiscal year 2017 in particular, included “a little bit of an embarrassment of riches.” In addition to the aforementioned games, the year will bring Mirror’s Edge Catalystin May and the usual lineup of sports games, which continue to prove very successful for the company, as today’s earnings report demonstrated.