The news we’ve been waiting to hear is like music to our ears – the original Mass Effect Trilogy is getting remastered.
Releasing Spring 2021, Mass Effect Legendary Edition was confirmed on N7 Day yesterday by Bioware head, Casey Hudson.
We saw a very brief sneak peek and got some early details on what to expect, including platforms – PC, PS4, and Xbox One. ‘Forward compatibility and targeted enhancements’ are also planned for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Sadly, there was no mention of Switch.
The trailer gives us a look at familiar character models from the original games – Liara, Wrex, Garrus and the rest – before showing us the stunning cover art of the Legendary Edition.
Upgrades include all the single-player based content and DLC for the three games – which seems to back up an earlier rumour that multiplayer is not being pushed and promoted for this release. This includes all promotional weapons, armors, and content packs.
The Legendary Edition will be optimised for 4K Ultra HD, and feature ‘sharp resolution, faster framerates, and beautiful visual enhancements’.
There’s also increased speculation that the original Mass Effect has been upgraded more than the rest and this also seems in-line with Hudson’s comments about wanting to ‘modernise the experience’.
But the best news of all, Hudson has confirmed that a Mass Effect 5 is also very early in development and will almost certainly follow Bioware’s work on the upcoming Dragon Age 4.
It’s interesting the release is coming to current-gen first with enhancements being added for next-gen at a later date, but it’s so exciting to finally be able to replay this incredible trilogy.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition releases Spring 2021.