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In an announcement that should shock no one, BioWare has officially announced the Mass Effect Legendary Edition! Out in “Spring 2021” it’s set for release on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but will also offer forward compatibility to the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
BioWare General Manager Casey Hudson has issued a letter announcing the remaster trilogy.
For many months now, our team at BioWare has been hard at work updating the textures, shaders, models, effects, and technical features of three enormous games. Our goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games, but to modernize the experience so that fans and new players can experience the original work in its best possible form. 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.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include single-player base content and DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, plus promo weapons, armors, and packs – all remastered and optimized for 4k Ultra HD. It will be available in Spring 2021 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with forward compatibility and targeted enhancements on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. More information to come in the new year!
In addition to Mass Effect Legendary Edition announcement, BioWare has shared that a “veteran team” is hard at work on the “next chapter of Mass Effect.”
As a huge Mass Effect fan, I’m super stoked for this. Hopefully, this lives up to the original trilogy and then some.