Awesome News For Mass Effect Fans, Legendary Edition Announced!
What makes this release so legendary is that it's not just a remaster of the original game.
In a separate blog post, EA details how BioWare has been hard at work updating all of the graphical assets related to the original three Mass Effect games. That includes textures, models, shaders, and graphical effects. BioWare assured its fans that the studio is not interested in reworking the story or "reimagining" Mass Effect, but is instead focused on making it look amazing. It's reassuring that BioWare doesn't want to take these stories that are so beloved by fans (and Mass Effect 3 -- heyooo!!) and turn them into something new, since the very act of rewriting them would surely anger the most devout.
At launch, Mass Effect Legendary Edition is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. EA also says additional enhancements will come to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and Series X later on, and promises more information in early 2021. We're certainly going to be eager to slip into the first adventures again and re-experience them with new graphics.
In addition to Mass Effect Legendary Edition, EA says another "veteran" team within BioWare is working on the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe. This project is in its infancy, apparently, and EA says it can't say much yet. However, we're sure that EA and BioWare want to wash the bad taste of Mass Effect Andromeda, which only garnered middling review from critics and users alike, out of everyone's mouths. Hopefully the studio is working up something worthy of the name of Commander Shepard.