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Mass Effect Legendary Edition

We have a two for one special on news today courtesy of BioWare, EA, and the mini-holiday that is N7 Day!

First up, BioWare has announced that super not well kept secret of a Mass Effect remaster. Specifically, they have been working on remasters for the first three titles in the Mass Effect franchise. This compilation is called Mass Effect Legendary Edition and has been in development for "many months" now. BioWare says that they have been hard at work updating textures, shaders, models, effects, and technical features of the three original games.

They say that their goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games, but rather "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 all of the single-player base content and DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3. This also includes promotional weapons, armos, and packs, all of which has been remastered and optimized for 4K ultra HD.

The planned release date for Mass Effect Legendary Edition is Spring 2021 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It will feature compatibility and targeted enhancements for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.


BioWare says that they have been "hard at work envisioning the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe." That's right, they are working on a new Mass Effect title. The project is very much in the early stages of development. All we have thus far is a piece of concept art, seen below.

New Mass Effect concept art