As part of today’s N7 Day celebrations (which reunited many of the franchise’s original voice actors), BioWare officially announced Mass Effect Legendary Edition: a remastered compilation of its beloved sci-fi epics.
The package comprises updated versions of Mass Effect (2007), Mass Effect 2 (2010), and Mass Effect 3 (2012), all of which have been optimized for 4K Ultra HD with “super-sharp resolution, faster framerates, and beautiful visual enhancements.”
“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,” Studio GM (and original Project Director) Casey Hudson revealed.
“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.”
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be released in Spring 2021 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC with all of the original titles’ DLC and bonus content (e.g., promo weapons, armors, and packs). The title will also include forward compatibility with Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 for additional enhancements.
Hudson also confirmed that BioWare is working on a new Mass Effect game. It isn’t clear whether this will be a continuation of Andromeda or some sort of reboot, but he did share a piece of concept art that alludes to the return of staple species such as Salarians and Drell.
“Meanwhile here at BioWare, a veteran team has been hard at work envisioning the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe,” Hudson noted. “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.”