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BioWare Announces Trilogy Remaster, New Game in the Mass Effect Franchise

A space vehicle and unidentified characters from a new Mass Effect project.

I’m Quinton O’Connor, and this is my favorite news story on the Citadel.

Electronic Arts and BioWare have officially announced the long-rumored Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a remastered version of the beloved Mass Effect trilogy. Targeting a Spring 2021 release, the three-in-one collection will set a course for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, “with forward compatibility and targeted enhancements on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.”

“As game developers, we always hope that our games will transcend their original platforms,” says BioWare Studio GM Casey Hudson. “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.”

Fans new and old will soon be able to enjoy increased resolution, higher frame rates, and more modernized textures and shaders. Character models will also be improved. The impressive array of single-player DLC that BioWare crafted for the games, presumably including the truly stellar Overlord and Lair of the Shadow Broker from Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3‘s unparalleled trilogy-celebratory Citadel, will be included free of charge.

A collection of famous characters from the Mass Effect trilogy can be seen high above a planet representing the blue paragon and red renegade sides of Mass Effect's morality system.

In addition to Mass Effect Legendary Edition, BioWare has also revealed that a brand new game is coming to the storied franchise. Details on this exciting disclosure are presently as scarce as crime-free zones on seedy Omega, but Hudson writes that “a veteran team is hard at work envisioning the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe.” Well, I’m hyped!

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Quinton O'Connor

Quinton O'Connor

Legend has it Quinton O'Connor wielded the Buster Sword to carve into multiple birthday cakes throughout a tumultuous adolescence. When he's not delivering hot gaming news at RPGFan.com, he's probably hiking in parks both local and distant or spending quality time with a cat who shares her name with a popular Fire Emblem character.

1 Response to BioWare Announces Trilogy Remaster, New Game in the Mass Effect Franchise

Jbumi
Jbumi

I know most will disagree, but I recently picked up Mass Effect: Andromeda & am having a ball with it! Never played the original trilogy (played all the free demos, & they just didn't grab me), but I'm looking forward to hearing more about the new one!!

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