Bioware has announced the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which is a remastered version of the Mass Effect trilogy. The studio also confirmed a new game in the series is in the works.
The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is probably one of the worst kept secrets in gaming at the moment, but it’s nice to have confirmation.
“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,” says the blog post. “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 single-player content and DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, plus promo weapons, armors, and packs all optimized for 4k Ultra HD.
It will be available in spring 2021 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with forwarding compatibility and targeted enhancements on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
The next chapter of the Mass Effect universe is also in the early stages, and while Bioware wouldn’t say more on it, the studio said it is “looking forward” to sharing information on it in the future.