MASS EFFECT LEGENDARY EDITION Release Date Revealed!
03-Feb-2021 by Sparky
BioWare have finally announced the release date for their remastered collection of the acclaimed Mass Effect trilogy. They have also provided a ton of information regarding the various upgrades they have introduced, as well as screenshots to showcase some of the visual enhancements. The first game in particular has received the most treatment. The game’s official website has a dedicated features page highlighting the various enhancements.
First of all, the entire trilogy will be playable in 4K Ultra HD and support HDR. It’s the beneficiary of “enhanced models, shaders, FX, lighting, and depth of field”. Also, cinematic cut-scenes have benefited from re-rendering, as to not look out of place when compared to the rest of the experience.
The biggest and most noticeable changes in Mass Effect Legendary Edition are visual and cosmetic. Don’t expect to play through the beloved sci-fi series and find anything new in terms of previously cut content or tweaked storylines, which means that yes, that controversial ending is still in there. Even so, I was struck while reviewing comparison shots of the older games versus the spruced-up versions, which will be playable in 4K and HDR.
A thing to keep in mind is that when the enhanced remake of the Mass Effect trilogy arrives, it won’t include multiplayer. According to longtime Mass Effect developer Mac Walters, the team would have had to put in an immense amount of effort to bring the feature to the Legendary Edition. The project director said “At some point we had to draw a line, We’ve talked about doing the remaster for some time now, and at least at one point in time everything was on the table.”
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is releasing on May 14 for PS4, Xbox One and PC via Origin and Steam. It’s also worth noting that the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will be able to run the game via backwards compatibility.