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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.”

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21 Comments

  1. [QUOTE=”Stoly, post: 23049, member: 1474″]
    ****, I just started playing Mass Effect 2.
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    D4MN? really? LoL

  2. [QUOTE=”Stoly, post: 23049, member: 1474″]
    ****, I just started playing Mass Effect 2.
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    [QUOTE=”Stoly, post: 23050, member: 1474″]
    D4MN? really? LoL
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    The hell is happening? Did you really just quote yourself? Or did you forget to log in with a duplicate account?

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    :unsure:

  3. [QUOTE=”northrop, post: 23051, member: 15″]
    The hell is happening? Did you really just quote yourself? Or did you forget to log in with a duplicate account?

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    :unsure:
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    I’m going to go with ‘split personalities’ as the cause here.

  4. ““Our goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games”

    So, the same awful facial animations, not all this unnecessary gender loving, etc., gotcha.

    Major pass!

    I still have enough nausea today from Andromeda.

  5. [QUOTE=”SeymourGore, post: 23058, member: 158″]
    I’m going to go with ‘split personalities’ as the cause here.
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    [QUOTE=”Stoly, post: 23059, member: 1474″]
    on my original post d4mn is censored. ****
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    Na, I’m going with the split personalities. :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:

  6. [QUOTE=”GunShot, post: 23061, member: 1790″]
    So, the same awful facial animations,
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    Depending on the engine being used, this may be somewhat easily fixable, if they choose to broach the subject.
    [QUOTE=”GunShot, post: 23061, member: 1790″]
    not all this unnecessary gender loving, etc., gotcha.
    [/QUOTE]
    This is kind of a core philosophy of the series, and of Bioware’s IP, so…
    [QUOTE=”GunShot, post: 23061, member: 1790″]
    I still have enough nausea today from Andromeda.
    [/QUOTE]
    I played it through once before the first patch hit, and then another two times immediately after at the two highest difficulty settings. I had exactly [I]one[/I] game breaking bug that required rework.

    Yeah, it wasn’t perfect, but it was plenty fun and plenty Mass Effect, and I still harbor a simmering rage at the media folk that decided that items addressable in a week one patch were more important than the game itself.

  7. [QUOTE=”Burticus, post: 23083, member: 297″]
    So EA is going to make me buy the ME Trilogy AGAIN. Sighs. Lets hope it’s priced accordingly.
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    Well the only price I’d find acceptable is free. As I already have all three games with all narrative DLC content. OK, maybe I’d be willing to take a 80% off coupon.

  8. [QUOTE=”Daniel_Doty, post: 23076, member: 1259″]
    Na, I’m going with the split personalities. :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
    [/QUOTE]
    Ok I hava a nvidia side and an AMD side :LOL: :p

  9. It depends on how it’s done. If they’ve moved them all to a single engine with the same gameplay mechanics and such (hopefully like ME3) while removing most of the annoyances such as crappy MAKO driving and the horrible inventory system of ME1 then it will be something I’ll purchase. I already have all three games and all DLC but if it’s priced right I’ll snag it all again simply for a better experience of ME1. The first game is my favorite but some of the issues with ME1 make it the most difficult to replay and enjoy. Although I do hope they give the option of listening to the elevator conversations from ME1. Some of those were quite funny.

  10. Would be up for another playthrough of the trilogy. While the ending to ME3 was disappointing, the journey to get there was great.

    Like others have said, it’d be cool if they used the gameplay mechanics from the most refined games and spread it across all three games. Really enjoyed ME1, but there’s no denying aspects of the game were ‘clunky’.

    And if they could revise the ending to ME3 – more encompassing and dependent on your choices throughout the series, that change alone would be worth another playthrough.

  11. Can’t wait for these to come out and hoping for the best. I’ve never done a complete playthrough with any of them. I’ve started each at different points in my life but never got around to it. Really looking forward to the experience.

  12. [QUOTE=”Peter_Brosdahl, post: 23167, member: 87″]
    Can’t wait for these to come out and hoping for the best. I’ve never done a complete playthrough with any of them. I’ve started each at different points in my life but never got around to it. Really looking forward to the experience.
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    In your case, you are in for a treat. I hope EA doesn’t find a way to fux this up.

  13. [QUOTE=”Burticus, post: 23169, member: 297″]
    I hope EA doesn’t find a way to fux this up.
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    It would be a first for them.

  14. As someone who actually made texture mods for the Mass Effect games, I can safely say I’ve been looking forward to higher resolution textures and a remaster of this game for YEARS.

  15. [QUOTE=”Dan_D, post: 23171, member: 6″]
    As someone who actually made texture mods for the Mass Effect games, I can safely say I’ve been looking forward to higher resolution textures and a remaster of this game for YEARS.
    [/QUOTE]
    Hopefully they don’t pull a Crysis remaster or a NFS HP remaster :LOL: :LOL:

  16. [QUOTE=”Stoly, post: 23187, member: 1474″]
    Hopefully they don’t pull a Crysis remaster or a NFS HP remaster :LOL: :LOL:
    [/QUOTE]
    Now that is just pouring salt on still-open wounds.

  17. I recently played through the whole Baulder’s Gate series with the enhanced edition and loved it. I’ve never played ME, so I could be on board for this.

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