During EA's Q4 financial call today, the company revealed that the new "live service" IP from BioWare has been delayed until fiscal year 2018 to FY 2019, which could mean a launch in late 2018 or early 2019.
The project, codenamed Dylan, was delayed so the company could "further develop the new live service component," EA CFO Blake Jorgenson said.
"We're very pleased with the progress of our new action IP from BioWare," EA CEO Andrew Wilson said. "We decided to add more to the disruptive new social design for our players."
Wilson also added that the shift in release had nothing to do with tech issues surrounding BioWare's recently released Mass Effect: Andromeda. He reiterated that the new IP offers the opportunity for some brand new "connected network social world" features that have never been done before. "We wanted to give BioWare extra time to work on that," he said.
The game is supposedly a cross between The Division and Destiny, with some MMO elements. It supposedly is a huge endeavor that will be bigger than Mass Effect: Andromeda, and could be the largest IP BioWare has ever done.
There had been a thought that the new IP would make some sort of showing at EA Play around E3, but the delay could push that back to sometime later in the year or early next year.