More Mass Effect reports were real, and then some. BioWare has announced that it is not only working on the long-anticipated remaster of the original trilogy, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, but that it is creating the “next chapter of the universe of Mass Effect” (that is, a new game). Legendary Edition will include support for 4 K resolution, higher frame rates and “beautiful visual improvements.” In addition to “promo” gear, the three games will contain single-player base content and DLC.
For PC , PS4 and Xbox One, the remaster is expected in spring 2021, and will provide “targeted upgrades” for the PS5 and Xbox Series X. More news should be available early next year.
Regarding the new game? BioWare was prompt to warn that the title was in the “early phases,” but that a “veteran team” would be involved.
Your choices. Your squad. Your Shepard. Relive the legend in a remastered edition of the highly acclaimed trilogy. Mass Effect Legendary Edition arrives Spring 2021.https://t.co/jLUj8FUGaI pic.twitter.com/vxTKyq4LQ1
— BioWare (@bioware) November 7, 2020
It is fair to say the studio would have learned a few lessons from the faulty execution of Mass Effect Andromeda, whether it was the technological difficulties or the lack of closure. Of course, the question is whether any potential game will live up to the high standards set by the first three entries in the sci-fi series or not.