For some time, BioWare was teasing something big about the Mass Effect franchise and we know what that is. Both EA and BioWare officially announced a Mass Effect trilogy will be released — titled Mass Effect: Legendary Edition.
The collection bundles Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, which originally released between 2007 and 2012. Mass Effect started as an Xbox 360 exclusive, before making the jump to the PlayStaton 3 years down the road. BioWare’s games have been multiplatform since then.
These new versions will not be full remakes, as BioWare didn’t want to “remake or reimagine the original games,” instead opting to improve the game so players can experience them in their “best possible form.” Of course, this means better resolutions, frame rates, textures, character models and effects. All single-player DLC and promotional items will be included with the Legendary Edition.
The one game missing from the collection is Mass Effect: Andromeda, which launched back in 2017.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is set to launch in spring of 2021 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, as well as on Xbox Series X and PS5. More information will be available closer to the collections release date. It’s unclear whether or not this will be released through a system similar to Microsoft’s Smart Delivery, giving players access to both last-ten and next-gen versions.