In the running for 2020’s worst-kept video game secret, BioWare finally announced the Mass Effect Legendary Edition. In a blog post on the BioWare site, GM Casey Hudson posted about the remastered edition of the Mass Effect trilogy.
Ever since the rumour mill started churning, questions about what would be changed in this trilogy edition have been popping up. So if you were hoping for a Mako rework or some changes to the first game, you might be a bit disappointed.
“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.”
The Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include all of the single-player base content and DLC from all three games, along with any promo weapons, armours and packs. Considering how often this game went on sale or was released without all the DLC included, it is good to hear that we will be getting everything.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be available Spring 2021.
If that wasn’t enough good news for you, Hudson mentioned that a “veteran team” has been working on “the next chapter in the Mass Effect universe”. The project is still in early stage, but there is hope of another Mass Effect game, at least.