New Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Officially Announced

It’s official: this N7 day BioWare has treated the world by finally confirming that a new Mass Effect remaster is coming soon!

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As previous rumours suggested, the upcoming game is indeed called “Mass Effect: Legendary Edition,” and will be releasing in 2021 for consoles and PC.

“We’ve heard (for years!) your requests for a Mass Effect remaster, so we’re super happy to finally reveal that we’ve been working on a remastered edition of the Mass Effect trilogy,” says the BioWare blog.

“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. 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. 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.

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“As game developers, we always hope that our games will transcend their original platforms. Having the opportunity to remaster the trilogy means that the fruits of a decade of our work will live on, and will be experienced better and clearer than ever before.”

The collection will include the original Mass Effect trilogy, along with all DLCs and promotional items. It will also benefit from a better resolution and framerate, and will feature overhauled shaders, characters and effects.

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Meanwhile, it’s also been confirmed that BioWare is working on a brand new Mass Effect title, which will reportedly come from a “veteran” ME team.

“A veteran team has been hard at work envisioning the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe,” says the blog. “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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The news of a remastered collection should come as a surprise to exactly no-one, as it’s been one of the worst-kept secrets of the last 18 months. Leaked by a number of industry insiders and even showing up for pre-order on retail websites, Mass Effect remastered has always been coming – we just didn’t know when.

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