Mass Effect Legendary Edition (PS4 Title)

Cha1ky

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Happy N7 Day!
by Author -Casey Hudson - VP, Studio GM of BioWare - Posted onNovember 7, 2020
It’s tough keeping a big secret (and we really struggled to keep this one a surprise) but now it’s official: today we announced the Mass Effect Legendary Edition! We’ve heard (for years!) your requests for a Mass Effect remaster, so we’re super happy to finally reveal that we’ve been working on a remastered edition of the Mass Effect trilogy.

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For many months now, our team at BioWare has been hard at work updating the textures, shaders, models, effects, and technical features of three enormous games. Our goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games, but to modernize the experience so that fans and new players can experience the original work in its best possible form. It’s been amazing to see the adventures of Commander Shepard take on new life in super-sharp resolution, faster framerates, and beautiful visual enhancements. As game developers, we always hope that our games will transcend their original platforms. 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.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include single-player base content and DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, plus promo weapons, armors, and packs – all remastered and optimized for 4k Ultra HD. It will be available in Spring 2021 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with forward compatibility and targeted enhancements on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. More information to come in the new year!
Meanwhile here at BioWare, a veteran team has been hard at work envisioning the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe. We are in early stages on the project and can’t say any more just yet, but we’re looking forward to sharing our vision for where we’ll be going next.

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For me personally, Mass Effect represents years of work and countless special memories, so every year I feel incredibly fortunate to celebrate N7 Day with players around the world. Thank you so much for supporting us over the years. I can’t wait to continue our adventure together – revisiting our favorite memories in the Mass Effect universe, and creating brand new ones!
Casey


 
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Robothamster

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Superb. 2021 release means it'll have been long enough since I played through them that I won't remember too much when I play through again.
 

Darth_terra

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Will have to see just how much of an improvement they do before thinking about getting this having played them originally.
 

shoestring25

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Im all over this my favourite games of all time completed many many times

shame the multiplayer isnt going to be included
 

FevreDream

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I only really enjoyed ME2, and that's the only one I'd be interested in replaying. Doubt they'll also release them individually though.
 

TheAdmiralCS

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Not really ME:LE related but the teaser dropped for the new game.
I'm almost certain thats Liara at the end!
Not going to lie, I have a massive smile on my face after seeing it!
 

TheAdmiralCS

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Something has been wrong since they got rid of Drew Karpyshyn. That was a bad move. These guys just leaving now just puts more nails in the coffin. We'll see how it gets on, I guess :)
 

shaolin kid

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I know it might not be popular opinion but I really didn't like the gunplay in ME1 but loved the game so I stuck with it and I'd love it they could update it the latter games style but that's never going to happen
 

shoestring25

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I know it might not be popular opinion but I really didn't like the gunplay in ME1 but loved the game so I stuck with it and I'd love it they could update it the latter games style but that's never going to happen
I love mass effect 1 my favourite mas effect game and i agree with you the gunplay is just something that youve got to tolerate but the rest of what the game has to offer more than makes up for it.

fingers crossed they do something about it because if that comes out in this day and age with gunplay like that it will get crucified in reviews and people will just skip me1 and go straight to 2 or will stop playing all together
 

TheAdmiralCS

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I love mass effect 1 my favourite mas effect game and i agree with you the gunplay is just something that youve got to tolerate but the rest of what the game has to offer more than makes up for it.

fingers crossed they do something about it because if that comes out in this day and age with gunplay like that it will get crucified in reviews and people will just skip me1 and go straight to 2 or will stop playing all together
It's not a remake, so I imagine the game will be the same but with shinier graphics. No issue for me, ME1 is more of an RPG than ME2 and 3, and I love it
 

Big Starbuck

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I think Bioware has to use the same engine they used for ME2 and 3. The gameplay of the first will turn most people away before they get the chance to experience the second and third games. 🙈
 

onebelo

Member
Might be my most anticipated game this, next-gen stuff included. Mass Effect 1 is one of my favourites of all time so I'm really looking forward to seeing it all shiny and upgraded. Maybe I'll change my mind on the sequels upon replay
 

Doctor Hades

Well-known Member
I think this is something I might pick on for my PC in a sale at some point for the controller support (something the original trilogy amazingly lacked) but on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X I think this is going to look a bit underwhelming visually as it is still using the creaky-old Unreal Engine 3 and not the newer Unreal Engine 4. As such, the visual improvements are limited but then this is a remaster rather than a full-on remake like, say, Final Fantasy VII.

Got to say though that I am a little bit disappointed that they didn't do more with it as it is a superb trilogy, possibly my favourite action RPG to date, and a classic series so I expected more from the re-release.
 

metalpaul1000

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Cannot wait for this. My fave gaming series. Wish the ps5 got an update but I will be getting it regardless. Just hope the £50 preorder prices fall a bit closer to release
 

Darth_terra

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I have no interest in this, there doesn't appear to be any thought being put into it other than lets get more money for a trilogy we released 9 years ago at this point, oh we will make it 4k so it looks like we did something, the typical EA thought process at work.

Sure for those that never played them it will be great but I have no desire to replay them again with next to no improvement especially on PS5.
 

shoestring25

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I have no interest in this, there doesn't appear to be any thought being put into it other than lets get more money for a trilogy we released 9 years ago at this point, oh we will make it 4k so it looks like we did something, the typical EA thought process at work.

Sure for those that never played them it will be great but I have no desire to replay them again with next to no improvement especially on PS5.
i dont agree they appear to be putting quite a bit of thought into what they are doing to improve mass effect 1
 

silvercue

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Although I am slighlty tempted with this, I am a little concerned that so much of the content for the new gen....is old games with some glitter sprinkled over them.
 

FevreDream

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Although I am slighlty tempted with this, I am a little concerned that so much of the content for the new gen....is old games with some glitter sprinkled over them.

It has been a next gen launch with a paucity of true next gen games I agree.
 

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