Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, a remastered collection of the original trilogy, is arriving next year, EA has announced.
As part of N7 Day – a day in celebration of Mass Effect, in reference to an in-game term as well as the date of the event, November 7 – EA and BioWare have teamed up to finally reveal the long rumoured remaster, which had previously been spotted on a Korean rating board.
No specific date launch has been announced outside of Spring 2021, but the collection has been confirmed for PS4, PC and Xbox One, with “forward compatibility and targeted enhancements” on PS5 and Xbox Series X. More information is se to be released next year.
According to the official blog announcement, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 will all be included in the bundle, along with all post-launch content and add-ons for each title. The games have all been remastered and optimized for 4K with higher resolutions and improved framerates, alongside further enhancements to textures, lighting and character models.
Check out the official announcement below:
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
A new Mass Effect game is also said to be in development, per the blog post. Details on the project are currently scarce, however, its confirmed that the game will be developed by a veteran team and is being described as the “next chapter in the Mass Effect universe”.
Outside of Mass Effect, EA has recently stated it is unsure whether it will increase the price of next-gen games. During an earnings call earlier this month, it acknowledged that game development is getting more expensive and will weigh in on a decision once it gets “closer to more games coming into the next-gen console transition.”
Next week (November 10), Microsoft and EA will be partnering up to allow Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members access to EA Play. The service offers an array of titles published by the company for users to download and play.