You knew about it, I knew about it, the dog even knew about it; the Mass Effect trilogy is getting a remaster and will be coming in Spring 2021 as the Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
The worst kept secret in gaming has just officially been unveiled with a short teaser trailer that features some of the classic Mass Effect characters including Garrus, Liara, Wrex and Miranda from the original trilogy. Bioware have been hard at work updating textures, models, framerates and resolutions in this highly anticipated remastering.
Details are on the short side at the moment, but we do know that the Legendary Edition will include all single-player content from across the trilogy, and DLC. This does look likely that it means there will be no multiplayer from Mass Effect 3.
The trilogy will also be optimised in 4K Ultra HD and available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, but also for the next generation Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 with additional enhancements. It is due for release in Spring 2021, but we should expect more details in the new year.
In the Bioware blog post, Casey Hudson, VP, Studio GM of Bioware, also teases that work has started on the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe. This should be taken with a pinch of salt though, as we know they are busy gearing up development on the next Dragon Age title. So, any new Mass Effect game to follow that of Mass Effect Andromeda will be a long, long way down the line.
Mass Effect fans will know that today (7th November) is known as N7 Day in reference to the series and after a multitude of leaks it is fantastic to finally see the remastering is real. And as someone who never got around to playing the third game, I will finally be able to create my own Shepherd and see the trilogy through to the conclusion. Shout out in the comments with your own memories of Mass Effect!