On 20 November, the Mass Effect franchise turns 13 years old. To commemorate the milestone, as well as celebrate its N7 day, Bioware, the studio responsible for the series, announced that it is launching a remastered version of the original trilogy. Known as the Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
Per its official blog post, the remastered edition will feature updated textures, models, effects, shaders, and technical features across all three titles. Casey Hudson, vice president of Bioware, says that its goal wasn’t to “remake or reimagine the original games”, but rather to reinvigorate the original experience that got fans hooked in the first place.
Your choices. Your squad. Your Shepard. Relive the legend in a remastered edition of the highly acclaimed trilogy. Mass Effect Legendary Edition arrives Spring 2021.https://t.co/jLUj8FUGaI pic.twitter.com/vxTKyq4LQ1
— BioWare (@bioware) November 7, 2020
To that end, Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include all the single-player content and DLCs released for Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, and include the original promotional weapons, armours, and packs. Of course, and this should go without saying, remastering the games means that all three titles will be optimised for 4K UHD resolutions.
As for when you’ll be able to play it, Bioware says that it will launch Mass Effect Legendary Edition sometime in the spring of 2021, barring any delays or unseen circumstances. The game will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, as well as the next-generation PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles.
(Source: Bioware Blog)