Electronic Arts and BioWare have officially confirmed a Mass Effect trilogy release–called Mass Effect: Legendary Edition–for consoles and PC. The announcement was made as part of its N7 Day celebration, and it comes after months of reports and rumors about the collection.
The collection bundles together Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, which originally released between 2007 and 2012. The original Mass Effect released as an Xbox 360 exclusive before eventually coming to PlayStation 3 several years later. BioWare’s games have been multiplatform releases since then.
Your choices. Your squad. Your Shepard. Relive the legend in a remastered edition of the highly acclaimed trilogy. Mass Effect Legendary Edition arrives Spring 2021. https://t.co/qbWVibXuQI pic.twitter.com/ecR6rnN8DP
— Mass Effect (@masseffect) November 7, 2020
The new versions will not be full remakes, but BioWare intends to improve them so players can experience them in their “best possible form[s],” according to the official announcement. That means better resolutions and frame rates, and all single-player DLC and promotional items will also be included. Elements such as textures, shaders, character models, and effects will all be improved for the Legendary Edition.