BioWare previously teased that Mass Effect Legendary Edition would be released in Spring 2021. Despite alleged difficulties with updating the original to modern standards, it appears that the remastered collection will be arriving on schedule based on advertisements and listings for the PS4 version spotted by Twitter user Idle Slot, which show a March 12, 2021 release date.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition brings the original trilogy of games together in a single, slick package with various graphical upgrades, such as improved textures, shaders, models, and effects. As explained by Studio GM Casey Hudson (who announced his departure from BioWare last month) on N7 Day, the games will be totally faithful to their original counterparts despite the new coat of paint and updated technical features.
“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,” Hudson noted. “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.
“Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include single-player base content and DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, plus promo weapons, armors, and packs – all remastered and optimized for 4k Ultra HD. It will be available in Spring 2021 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with forward compatibility and targeted enhancements on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. More information to come in the new year!”
Mass Effect Legendary Edition should be the perfect distraction for fans who are already growing impatient for the next chapter in the sci-fi franchise. BioWare recently released a teaser suggesting that the next Mass Effect game will not only return to the Milky Way, but that Shepard might be back somehow.