One of the main selling points of Mass Effect Legendary Edition is that it brings all the single-player content together for the first time.
Unfortunately, Game Informer have revealed that the highly anticipated package will be missing a key piece of content from the original game.
Pinnacle Station, a combat training simulator, which includes a series of challenge modes, will unfortunately be omitted from the Legendary Edition, and Game Director Mac Walters has described it as ‘heartbreaking’.
The content was not actually created by Bioware and was outsourced to Demiurge Studios, and as such the source code has actually been lost.
Game Informer mentioned that PS3 players couldn’t play the content when the Xbox exclusivity ended for Mass Effect 1, and the only way it could be added in the Legendary Edition is if the content was rebuilt from the ground up.
This is never likely to happen either as Walters reveals ‘It would basically take us another full six months just to do this with most of the team we’ve got. I wish we could do it.’
It was also revealed at the announcement of Mass Effect Legendary Edition that none of the multiplayer content for Mass Effect 3 would be included in this edition as Bioware have opted to focus on the games single player content. Probably for the best. Game Informer had another interview which explained the full reasons why.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will feature over 40 pieces of DLC across the three games and will release on May 14th for PS4/XO and PC.