Analyst: Mass Effect 4 and Mirror’s Edge 2 to Launch by March 2016
The Wedbush research company, industry guru Michael Pachter and their team of analysts have concluded that Mass Effect 4 and Mirror's Edge 2 will each be on store shelves before the end of March 2016, VideoGamer reports. This has to do with the Electronic Arts wanting to end its 2016 fiscal year on an extremely high note, which ends 11 months from now.
"EA's strong presence on the next-gen consoles positions the company to thrive in coming years," Pachter said. "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."
With the cancellations of the action-RPG Shadow Realms and the MOBA Dawngate along with the recent release of Battlefield Hardline, EA doesn't have many upcoming projects in the spotlight other than its big unveiling of Star Wars Battlefront and Amy Hennig's mystery Star Wars game. Unfortunately, things have been quiet in terms of news for Mass Effect 4 and Mirror's Edge 2. The fourth Mass Effect will no longer continue the story of Commander Shepard but will take place in the same universe. Mirror's Edge 2 will be an origin story of the original game's protagonist, Faith, and that's about all we know for both. We're guessing that we will see both of these games appear at E3 2015 this June and will vaguely have 2016 release dates attached to them. Both Battlefront and this new Need for Speed game are expected to launch by the end of 2015.
We'll make a bold prediction here (more like a big wish): EA will unveil Dead Space 4 at E3 this year (fingers crossed).