Bioware has announced that Mass Effect: Andromeda, the next game in its popular sci-fi series, will now be launching in early 2017. The game had originally been announced for a 2016 launch on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, but the EA-owned Bioware said that it will need a bit more time to get the game just right.

EA officially delays Mass Effect: Andromeda to 'early 2017'

From Bioware:

As we've been playing the game at the studio recently, it's showing us that we're taking the game in the right direction. But we also know we need the right amount of time to make sure we deliver everything the game can be and should be – that's our commitment from all of us to all of you. Because of that, Mass Effect: Andromeda will now ship in early 2017.

Mass Effect: Andromeda takes place after the events of Mass Effect 3, in the distant Andromeda galaxy. Bioware says that players will experience more freedom than they ever have in a Mass Effect game, exploring new planets, meeting new races, and more.

Bioware plans to show off some of Mass Effect: Andromeda on June 12 during the EA PLAY press conference ahead of E3 2016.