Mass Effect: Andromeda, announced for a holiday 2016 release back at E3, will now release in the first quarter of 2017, EA has revealed.

Speaking during a Morgan Stanley conference presentation, chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen broke the release delay.

"We've got a great year ahead," said Jorgensen. "We've got our Battlefield first-person shooter game coming in the third quarter, and our third-party title that Respawn, our partner, built, it's called Titanfall.

"We have our Mirror's Edge runner game this first quarter, and then we have Mass Effect, which is a sci-fi action game, in our fourth quarter."

EA's financial years runs April 1 2016 to March 31, 2017.

Whilst a January to March release for Mass Effect is pretty clear, Jorgensen's comments on Titanfall 2 were more ambiguous. You could easily assume he was referring to the shooter launching in Q3, but could also have simply been referring to the title launching in the financial year.

Source: Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference via NeoGAF