Unsurprisingly, EA has announced it's pushing Mass Effect: Andromeda's release into 2017. EA has yet to show off anything substantial of the Mass Effect successor so a release this year was looking doubtful.
The news came from an investor call, where EA's CFO Blake Jorgensen said:
We’ve got a great year ahead. 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, it’s the second title that they brought into that brand.
Both of those are first-person shooters and will be targeted around the fast, action-driven shooter market, as well as the strategy-driven market in that quarter.
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. So big year ahead and we’re pretty excited.
Being confusing financial years, fourth quarter doesn't mean the final months of 2016 but the three months leading to the end of the financial year in April 2017.