The next game in the popular Mass Effect series has gotten a delay. Mass Effect: Andromeda was originally scheduled for release later this year, but according to the official Mass Effect website, the game won’t be coming until “early 2017.”

“As we’ve been playing the game at the studio recently, it’s showing us that we’re taking the game in the right direction. But we also know we need the right amount of time to make sure we deliver everything the game can be and should be – that’s our commitment from all of us to all of you,” said Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of BioWare in the news story.

Besides the announcement about the delay, Flynn also outlined some of the new features the team is planning to include in the game. These include more freedom and lots of new worlds and alien races.

The Mass Effect series has been extremely popular and is known for it’s branching storylines that change based on the player’s choices. In the previous Mass Effect trilogy, one story arc moved through all the three games, with each game remembering the choices you made in the previous games.

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