The BioWare Blog
celebrates N7 Day with the
announcement of the
of the Mass Effect trilogy. BioWare GM Casey Hudson says this Mass Effect
is expected in spring 2021 for PC and consoles. This will
include all the single-player content of the first three Mass Effect games along with
all DLC and special packs, remastered and optimized for 4K. He also confirms
, saying a "veteran"
team is in the early stages of creating a new installment in the space opera
series. Here are all the details:
It’s tough keeping a big secret (and we
really struggled to keep this one a surprise) but now it’s official: today we
announced the Mass Effect Legendary Edition! 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.
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!
Meanwhile here at BioWare, a veteran team has been hard at work envisioning the
next chapter of the Mass Effect universe. 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.
For me personally, Mass Effect represents years of work and countless special
memories, so every year I feel incredibly fortunate to celebrate N7 Day with
players around the world. Thank you so much for supporting us over the years. I
can’t wait to continue our adventure together – revisiting our favorite memories
in the Mass Effect universe, and creating brand new ones!