The remaster collection of the first three Mass Effect titles isn’t even announced yet, but we have heard so much of it that it can’t be fake anymore…
So far, we only called BioWare‘s titles in their remastered format as Mass Effect Trilogy, and Electronic Arts did not even announce it yet (although its fiscal report did mention an „EA HD title” that should be available by the end of March 2021, meaning a remaster is planned for something). Until now, we heard that the announcement and the release would have both happened in October, but now, things have changed…
VentureBeat reports, according to „people familiar with the development,” is that the collection is now delayed to early 2021, and the reason behind Mass Effect: Legendary Edition‘s pushback is the first Mass Effect game. The publisher thinks that its quality is not as good as the second and the third games, and it’s afraid that the players would have a bad first impression and would skip the rest of the trilogy. Both the gameplay and the graphics are to blame, reportedly. (Even though the first game was solid, and the second one built on its foundations – the third title had a shocking ending, but that’s a different story.)
VentureBeat added that the multiplayer part of Mass Effect 3 will not be included in the collection, meaning Mass Effect: Legendary Edition would be a completely single-player experience. That might be a problem for a few fans.
Despite the alleged early 2021 launch, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is probably going to be on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The original of the three games used Unreal Engine 3. They might be updated to UE4, but from what we heard. the Nintendo Switch would not get the space opus of BioWare.
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