Bioware Announces a Remastered Mass Effect Trilogy and a New Game in Development

In honour of N7 Day, a Mass Effect remaster has been officially announced. Series developer, Bioware, unveiled Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a complete remastered trilogy of Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3.

mass effect remasterMass Effect Legendary Edition, the remaster of the beloved gaming trilogy was all but confirmed after being rated in Korea. Now on N7 Day, Casey Hudson, general manager of Bioware and director of the Mass Effect trilogy, officially announces the Mass Effect remaster in the Bioware developer blog

The Mass Effect remaster includes the single-player content of all three games, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 along with any DLC, promo weapons armours and packs, “all remastered and optimized for 4k Ultra HD”. All content will be enjoying sharply boosted resolution, quicker framerates and other visual enhancements that’ll truly bring many gamers’ favourite trilogy to the modern age of consoles. 

The trilogy is aimed for a Spring 2021 release (March onwards) on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC with forward compatibility enhancements coming to the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Trailer (Mass Effect Remastered)

Hudson even goes on to announce the next game in the Mass Effect franchise, before adding a personal note on what the series means to him and the team. 

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.

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!

The last dedicated game in the series was Mass Effect Andromeda in 2017. Just three years seems so long ago now, but Andromeda’s underwhelming sales and reviews on release knocked the franchise’s momentum enough to make us wonder if we’d ever see a new entry again. With the original adventures of Commander Shepard and Co returning for the current and new console generations, Bioware might just start seeing love from its long-time fans coming back to the developer. 

“I’m Commander Shepard and this is my favourite video game announcement on the Citadel!” 

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