BioWare made its name at the time with D&D and obnoxious computer games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Jade Empire. However, she took a gold mine when she launched two original franchises, Mass Effect and Dragon Age. Since then, fans have been clamoring for sequels, especially after Mass Effect Andromeda somewhat lackluster in 2017. This new installment has just been confirmed to arrive soon, but not before a remastered edition of the original trilogy arrives next year.
Mass Effect is widely praised for the depth of its stories and relationships, bringing BioWare’s popular narrative style to modern action RPG gameplay. Although not always considered equal, the first three installments were basically considered the franchise’s “canon”. Mass Effect Andromeda, which significantly changed the gameplay, was not so well received in contrast.
It is no surprise then that on N7 Day, BioWare announced a legendary new edition of Mass Effect that covers only the trilogy. It is better not to get your hopes up, as the developer himself admits that it is not a remake or a reimagination of the game. Instead, it is more about bringing visuals to modern standards.
The Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include all base player content and DLCs from the first three games, along with promotional weapons, armor and packs. There is no specific date available beyond the 2021 launch window, but the game will be available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Details on future compatibility and special improvements for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are promised to come later .
Mass Effect fans, however, may be more excited and, at the same time, apprehensive about the next confirmed chapter in the series. It is still in its early stages, says BioWare, so it has nothing to share. Hopefully, however, they learned their lessons from Andromeda to avoid making the same mistakes.