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Mass Effect Legendary Edition announced for 2021, new Mass Effect also in development

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It’s official! Revealed on N7 day and reported two days later because I was firmly in weekend mode, Mass Effect’s original trilogy is finally getting the remaster treatment. As you probably guessed, Mass Effect Legendary Edition will combine the first three games into one solid package that also adds all the single-player DLC that each game came with, and it’ll be out next year on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. And by virtue of backwards compatibility, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Visually the games should be a treat with Bioware explaining that a whole lot of graphical fine-tuning has been done under the hood. “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,” Bioware’s vice-president Casey Hudson said in a blog post.

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.

It’s not all old games though! Bioware also revealed that a new Mass Effect game is in development, although it’s very early days for now. “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,” Hudson said.

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I never played the first Mass Effect game, but I did hop into the second game when it arrived and I found myself very lost as to all the lore that was thrown at my face. It was superb, and the third game amped up the fight to save the galaxy with missions asking you to make very hard choices. Like choosing an unstoppable robot death-machine army over a caravan of space hobos. How was I supposed to know that seeing her entire civilisation wiped out would lead to my beloved Tali choosing to throw herself off the nearest cliff?

And now I’ll get to relive that mental damage next year. But with better and more traumatising visuals!

Last Updated: November 9, 2020

22 Comments

  1. Something to look forward to! Plan is to kill all my normal companions this time so I have to use others!
    https://media1.giphy.com/media/VbKLOdvCxBFNZpYvhL/giphy.gif

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  2. Iskape

    November 9, 2020 at 08:00

    I can remember parts of the story, but not all of it, so maybe it will be worth a revisit. I was fortunate in my decisions in that I got the better ending, but maybe this time I’ll be an a-hole!

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    • For the Emperor!

      November 9, 2020 at 09:15

      You can still get the better ending being an a-hole. I played through 3 times. Once full boyscout, once full ? with an itch, and once down the middle military man. Want to make one where everyone dies except me though.

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  3. justlikemo

    November 9, 2020 at 08:14

    Tali Zorah’s gonna kick some butt, only looking forward to multiplayer.

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  4. BradeLunner

    November 9, 2020 at 08:14

    I’ll say I’m gonna play it a whole different way, and then probably play it exactly the same way. Dunno what that says about my personal growth.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      November 9, 2020 at 08:41

      I do the same thing, that’s why I stopped replaying story-heavy games a long time ago.

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  5. Jac7

    November 9, 2020 at 08:19

    I would like to see an overhaul of the combat for Mass 1. That story blew my mind

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    • DapperWoef

      November 9, 2020 at 08:32

      The combat can stay. JUST FIX THE MAKO!!!

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  6. DapperWoef

    November 9, 2020 at 08:19

    OH MY GOOD GOLLY GOSH!!!!
    GOOSEBUMPS!
    GOOSEBUMPS!!!!!!!!!!
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    MASS EFFECT
    MASS EFFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MASS EFFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • DapperWoef

      November 9, 2020 at 08:32

      Think I just Mass Effected in my pants…

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  7. CrAiGiSh

    November 9, 2020 at 09:15

    Don’t know how to take this news.

    So I really, REALLY enjoyed the first Mass Effect trilogy.
    But I saw the problems start back in ME3 when EA got involved in the game.

    I was even foolish enough to spend WAY to much cash on the ME Andromeda game and that was a huge bite in the ass and a kick to the nuts from the studio.

    I want to get excited about this but being disappointed twice in a row, for a series that I still rate as one of the top RPG’s i’ve ever played, is a tough one.

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    • For the Emperor!

      November 9, 2020 at 11:44

      Andromeda – yeah, didn’t even finish it. Went on vacation and just couldn’t get back into it after 3 weeks away. My face must have been to tired 🙂

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      • Insomnia is fun

        November 9, 2020 at 11:59

        I finished Andromeda because games are expensive ?
        But what a slog it was. The game itself wasn’t even rememberable. Unlike me3

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      • CrAiGiSh

        November 9, 2020 at 11:59

        I did finish Andromeda and put in a decent amount of hours.

        But I was that fool that bought the Super, Dooper, Ultimate, Deluxe edition – only for the studio to be like, “Cool, thanks for the cash but we not doing anything else for the game cheers.”

        They fixed the game to a point but then just left it and buggered off.

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      • Insomnia is fun

        November 9, 2020 at 11:59

        I finished Andromeda because games are expensive ?
        But what a slog it was. The game itself wasn’t even rememberable. Unlike me3

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        • CrAiGiSh

          November 9, 2020 at 11:59

          The final boss/fight felt like a breeze, even on the hardest difficulty 🙁

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          • Insomnia is fun

            November 9, 2020 at 12:14

            I honestly can’t recall the last fight.?
            Driving around was fun, exploring and such.

          • For the Emperor!

            November 9, 2020 at 12:19

            I found the gameplay very fun. But story and he fact you could change “character class” on a whim bothered me.

  8. Lu

    November 9, 2020 at 09:58

    YES YES YES. Couldn’t afford the DLC back in the day. Completed full 1-3 playthroughs about 4 times, so very keen to play it again with all the extras

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  9. Kenn Gibson

    November 9, 2020 at 10:27

    I will definitely get this. ME is still one of my favourite franchises. I was one of the few who didn’t hate the ending of 3, and didn’t play all the DLC, so this is definitely on my to buy list!

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    • For the Emperor!

      November 9, 2020 at 11:41

      I too am one of the few! I only started playing ME 1 when 3 came out, so I only got to the end after they “fixed” it with DLC. Finished it 3 times 🙂

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  10. Insomnia is fun

    November 9, 2020 at 11:59

    *new disappointment in development

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