Mass Effect Legendary Edition Announced for Spring 2021

Despite numerous rumors all but confirming it's existence months ago, EA has waited until N7 Day to announce the highly anticipated Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a remaster, not a remake, of the Mass Effect trilogy. As Casey Hudson, VP, Studio GM of BioWare, said in the blog post, the team's goal was not to reimagine the games but to update them for current hardware. Here's what we know from the announcement.

As to be expected, the Legendary Edition will have updated textures, shaders as well as other technical improvements to make it output at a higher resolution and have faster framerates. The remaster is being optimized for 4K Ultra HD.

The Legendary Edition will contain the single-player and DLC content for Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, along with promo content such as weapons, armors, and packs. Both for players waiting to experience the iconic space opera for the first time and for those returning to their favorite action RPG series, this will be the best way to do so.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be out in Spring 2021 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The collection will also be playable on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 with targeted enhancements. The announcement also included a small teaser confirming that a veteran team at BioWare was working on the next game in the Mass Effect universe. Though they are still in early development and more information will come at a later date.

Mass Effect first released in 2008 for the Xbox 360. Since then there have been three other Mass Effect games, Mass Effect 2 in 2010, Mass Effect 3 in 2012, and Mass Effect: Andromeda in 2017. Andromeda took the series to the nearby Andromeda Galaxy and away from Commander Shepard's storyline. BioWare has also released another sci-fi game in 2019 called Anthem. The game was met with low critical reception but is still getting supported by the developers. Along with the next Mass Effect game, BioWare is also working on Dragon Age 4 which is expected to come out sometime in 2022. 

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