A new trailer for BioWare’s heavily anticipated trio of Mass Effect remasters, the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, will supposedly be released sometime next weekend. The rumor comes from Wushu Studio’s (Baldur’s Gate III, Destruction AllStars) shinobi602, who recently posted in a thread on ResetEra celebrating Mass Effect 2’s birthday and teased that it would be coming “soon.”
“They wouldn’t drop news on a Friday, right?,” one user asked, to which shinobi602 replied, “not quite that soon, but soon.” Skepticism from another poster compelled the Wushu Studios employee to elaborate further and suggest that the trailer could be just a week away. “You can survive one more weekend,” he said.
shinobi602 also provided a bit of insight into BioWare’s Mass Effect remaster. While the original game won’t be receiving a graphical overhaul that’s on par with remasters such as 343 Industries’ Halo 2: Anniversary, which received completely redesigned textures, it should be a healthy improvement over the 2007 release. BioWare is also said to have made significant updates to the game’s systems.
“Don’t expect a visual overhaul on the level of Halo 2 Anniversary or something, but there’s definitely a good amount of work that’s gone in, not just visually but systems wise too,” he wrote.
“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,” former BioWare GM Casey Hudson stated in an announcement post for Mass Effect Legendary Edition. “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.”
According to recent leaks, Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be released sometime in March for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with forward compatibility and targeted enhancements on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.