The Mass Effect trilogy was a beloved series of games during the seventh generation.
Originally released on the Xbox 360 way back in 2007, the series later appeared on PC and PS3.
Mass Effect followed the story of Commander Shepherd, an elite human soldier who must stop a rogue agent from carrying out the Reapers' galactic invasion.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition
Today (November 7th) is N7 day, a celebration of the Mass Effect series, so now is the perfect time to make the announcement.
"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."
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include the 3 base games, plus all of the extra DLC including story expansions, weapons, armor, and packs.
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The trilogy will be completely remastered and optimized for 4K Ultra HD.
Considering the final game in the trilogy released in 2012, that will mean some huge graphical improvements compared to the originals.
Which Platforms Will It Be On?
The Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be available on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC via Origin and likely Steam too.
It will also have forward compatibility and targeted enhancements on Xbox Series X and Playstation 5.
It is likely that the game will run at 4K 60fps on PC, Xbox Series X and PS5, while running at 1080p 30/60fps on Xbox One and PS4.
When Does It Release?
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will launch in Spring 2021.
This will likely be some point between March and May 2021, likely the end of April/early May.
EA stated in the post that more updates will be given in the New Year.
This is likely when we will get a first glimpse at the game with screenshots and trailers.
Mass Effect 4?
In addition to the announcement of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Bioware have also confirmed that a new Mass Effect game is in development.
"Meanwhile here at BioWare, a veteran team has been hard at work envisioning the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe. We are in early stages on the project and can’t say any more just yet, but we’re looking forward to sharing our vision for where we’ll be going next."