Bioware Announce Remastered ‘Mass Effect Legendary Edition’
There had been rumours, there had been alleged leaks… But today, Bioware finally announced they will be releasing a remaster of the ‘Mass Effect’ trilogy, titled ‘Mass Effect Legendary Edition’ in Spring 2021.
“It’s tough keeping a big secret (and we really struggled to keep this one a surprise) but now it’s official: today we announced the Mass Effect Legendary Edition!” commented the game company in a statement. “We’ve heard (for years!) your requests for a Mass Effect remaster, so we’re super happy to finally reveal that we’ve been working on a remastered edition of the Mass Effect trilogy.”
They continue to explain that this will not be a remake or reimagine the original games, but will have updated graphics and technical features to “modernise the experience” for new and returning players.
“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,” they added. “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, armours, and packs – all remastered and optimized for 4k Ultra HD.
Ending on a tantalising little tease, they also mention that a “veteran team” at Bioware has been working hard “envisioning the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe”. They go on to say that it is still early days, so aren’t revealing any details. When this new game drops, this would be their first return to the world of Mass Effect since 2017’s (rather unjustly maligned) ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’.
‘Mass Effect Legendary Edition’ 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.
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