After months of leaks and speculation and recent teases, BioWare decided to celebrate N7 Day yesterday by making an announcement that fans have been awaiting for a long, long time. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition has been officially announced, and launches in Spring of next year.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will compile remasters of the original trilogy, and all single player expansions and DLC released for each game. The game will benefit from 4K visuals, faster frame rates, as well as updated textures, shaders, models, effects, and more.
BioWare made it pretty clear in their announcement that this is not a remake, but instead an update version of the original three 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,” the developer wrote.
“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.”
When Mass Effect: Legendary Edition launches in Spring 2021, it will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and will be forward compatible for PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S with “targeted enhancements.” BioWare says more information will be coming next year, so stay tuned for that.