We have spent most of 2020 reporting on a possible Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster and it is real. BioWare is releasing the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition in early 2021 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. In addition, the game will come with enhancements for PS5 and Xbox Series X.
The official announcement comes in celebration of N7 Day. As predicted, the team at BioWare claim the upcoming Mass Effect: Legendary Edition includes a range of robust visual changes. This includes textures, models, effects and technical features. The developer says the aim of the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition was not to remake the game but instead to modernize the experience so that fans and new players can experience the original work in its best possible form.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FFF033″ class=”” size=”21″]It’s been amazing to see the adventures of Commander Shepard take on new life in super-sharp resolution, faster framerates, and beautiful visual enhancements. As game developers, we always hope that our games will transcend their original platforms. Having the opportunity to remaster the trilogy means that the fruits of a decade of our work will live on, and will be experienced better and clearer than ever before.[/perfectpullquote]
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The Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will include single-player base content and DLC from Mass Effect, 2 and 3. In addition, all promo weapons, armour and packs are also included in each game. BioWare says that everything runs at 4K ultra HD. While there’s no gameplay trailer or any fancy screenshots to look at, this is the first official confirmation that the game is coming our way. Sure, it is later than the original “October 2020” reported release date but according to sources, the developers simply need more time.
There’s even more good news. Bioware confirmed in the blog post that the studio is working on an entirely new game. They claim the “next chapter” of the Mass Effect universe is currently in production.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FFF033″ class=”” size=”21″]Meanwhile here at BioWare, a veteran team has been hard at work envisioning the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe. We are in early stages on the project and can’t say any more just yet, but we’re looking forward to sharing our vision for where we’ll be going next.[/perfectpullquote]