It’s the start of a new month, which means new Mass Effect news. Today an update on the game was released on the game’s site. Most of the information released only hints at new additions in the game; which is to say that they are temporarily only fluff words. Some key information made its way across to us.

First and foremost, general manager at Bioware, Aaryn Flynn, states in the update that Mass Effect Andromeda is being developed with the intention of releasing the game in “early 2017”, which makes sense in that it stays around the same time frame as set by chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen when he stated back in March that it would come out within the fourth quarter of EA’s 2017 fiscal year. This newly stated release time could quite possibly mean earlier than the fourth quarter fiscal year -which starts around March- for a release date as early as January 2017. Though, please, do not take my word for it. If I had to interject with my understanding, the possibility of an even later release date due to further delays is probably likelier than not. Albeit, as it stands now, at least there is some minor hope for an earlier-than-expected release.

The second most prominent news that came from the update directly states that more footage of the game will be presented at EA’s pre-E3 press conference event EA PLAY, which will be streamed live online June 12th at 1pm PT. In all likelihood, the footage shown then will be the first ever gameplay footage released to the public eye.

Here is the rest of the updated information that was released to:

• More Freedom: One of our biggest ambitions is to give players an unprecedented level of freedom for a Mass Effect experience –where you’ll go, how you’ll get there, and how you’ll play.

• New Uncharted Worlds: We’re leaving the Milky Way behind and headed to Andromeda, where we’ll meet new allies, confront new enemies, and explore fascinating new worlds.

• The Next Great Mass Effect Experience: Mass Effect: Andromeda will be the first Mass Effect game for today’s consoles and the first built on the Frostbite engine. We’re pushing the technology to deliver visuals, story, and gameplay that have never been done in franchise history.

It’s exciting when you consider this event, as well as E3, is literally just a month away. Rest assured, we here at MouseNJoypad will keep your Mass Effect appetites wet from now until release with any further news pertaining to the game when it is released. Have any random philosophical Mass Effect queries to get off your chest, feel free to leave them down in the “comments” section below. At ease everybody.