The original Mass Effect trilogy is getting a 4K remaster, BioWare has announced. The remastered trilogy is called Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and will be heading to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2021. The game will also include enhancements for the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include the single-player base content and DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, all remastered and optimized for 4K Ultra HD.
The game isn’t a full remake of the game, but enhanced versions of the originals. The team at BioWare have been working hard at updating the textures, shaders, models, effects and technical features of all three games.
BioWare has also confirmed a new chapter in the Mass Effect universe is also in the works, with the project still in the early stages.
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. 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.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include single-player base content and DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, plus promo weapons, armors, and packs – all remastered and optimized for 4k Ultra HD. It will be available in Spring 2021 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with forward compatibility and targeted enhancements on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. More information to come in the new year!