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Mass Effect 4 to be released by April 2016?

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Industry analyst Michael Pachter likes to make predictions. He has all kinds of views on the future of the industry and what we can expect going forward. Now he has turned his attention to EA’s upcoming titles and his predictions might turn out to be correct.

In his latest report for Wedbush, Pachter and his team commented that “EA’s strong presence on the next-gen consoles positions the company to thrive in coming years”.

FY:16 is expected to feature incremental releases Mass Effect 4, Mirror’s Edge 2, a new Need For Speed game, and Star Wars: Battlefront, as well as meaningful re-orders for Battlefield Hardline, which launched in late Q4:15.

EA’s financial year 2016 runs from April 2015 through to March 2016. While the report doesn’t indicate where in the year those games will be released, we are expecting Need for Speed and Star Wars: Battlefront before the holiday season. Could Mirror’s Edge 2/reboot and the new Mass Effect come by then, too? Or, will EA finally make us excited for post-holiday gaming with Mass Effect getting released by this time next year?

I still take Pachter’s predictions with a grain of salt, but he certainly could be right. Bioware is still riding the wave of praise for Dragon Age: Inquisition; they’d do well to release Mass Effect in the next year or so to capitalize on that. Of course, it depends on how far along development is. However, they keep teasing that the game is in a playable state. Perhaps we will see a proper reveal at E3 this year.

Last Updated: April 9, 2015


  1. RinceThis

    April 9, 2015 at 14:06

    I don’t see an E3 showing at all. Well, maybe a ‘it’s playing on a PC but we’ll pretend it isn’t by covering it with a PS4 casing”… No, they would never do that…


    • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

      April 9, 2015 at 14:08

      It’s EA. First impressions are crucial for them. Just look how they managed to fool the world into thinking that Dragon Age: Inquisition is a good game – Keyser Söze style.


      • Viking Of Science

        April 9, 2015 at 14:09

        Them’s fighting words on a Zoe Article….


        • Her Highness the Hipster

          April 9, 2015 at 14:23

          no one can bring me down, look at how rad my photoshop is this time!


          • Admiral Chief asked for this

            April 9, 2015 at 14:35

            *senses plagiarizsmsszz

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            April 9, 2015 at 14:41

            so did gavin, but i honestly did it all myself. rather proud

      • Pariah

        April 9, 2015 at 14:11

        It is a good game. Just not a great one. But still good, and worth the R350 I spent on it. Which is more than we can say for a lot of other games from either EA or Ubi.


      • RinceThis

        April 9, 2015 at 14:12



  2. Rock789

    April 9, 2015 at 14:11

    Whenever it’s released, PLEASE let it be dated and released on time – at a time when they know it’ll be done. Don’t go back and forth with the delays, pleeeeaaaaassssseeeeeee… **insert Jeremy Clarkson please face here**

    I just want it to live up the name… Mass Effect is one of the best franchises in gaming history (I’ll take no argument on that point!). Please, let ME4 live up to that name.


  3. Kensei Seraph

    April 9, 2015 at 14:11

    I’ll take complete with an extra year of development than “complete” with a year of non-stop patches.


    • Rock789

      April 9, 2015 at 14:12

      Precisely! Hell-to-the-yeah.


    • Hammersteyn

      April 9, 2015 at 14:24

      Also all the DLC. EA tends to chop games up like a sushi chef on crack cocaine.


    • Kromas is drunk with power!

      April 9, 2015 at 16:42

      I have a new appreciation for weekly patches after launch day.

      Let me explain myself here.

      I bought War for the Overworld (aka Dungeon Keeper 3).This game has had in the 1 week since release no less than 41 100mb+ patches. Must be a new record and renders the game unplayable cause every time you wanna play it wants to patch itself.


  4. Hammersteyn

    April 9, 2015 at 14:14

    April 1st maybe…


  5. Greylingad

    April 9, 2015 at 14:31

    My hate for EA has started to grow beyond the size of the love for the games that they’ve created, even if they magically create an awesome iteration of Mass Effect, Mirrors edge or even another arcady Need for speed in combin, I will not support them, never ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever again…


  6. Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

    April 9, 2015 at 15:23

    I’ve called it before and calling it again. 2018 release for ME4 after 4 delays.


    • Greylingad

      April 9, 2015 at 15:25

      You are quite optimistic with only 4 delays….


  7. Blood Emperor Trevor

    April 9, 2015 at 15:52

    Got to get it out in time for the next financial quarter, otherwise revenue projections take a hit & shareholders aren’t happy. Customers, enjoy your patches.


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