BioWare, the developer behind the sci-fi RPG has announced that they are working on a brand new Mass Effect game. The announcement comes alongside a seperate announcement that the developer will be remastering the original trilogy.
Although much is still left to be learned about the new game, BioWare did say that veteran developers will be working on the game so we can expect the same familiar mechanics and concepts as previous titles in the franchise.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition
As many of you may know, today is known in the Mass Effect community as N7 day (Nov. 7th, duh). For this year, N7 day BioWare announced the remastering of the original Mass Effect trilogy today via a blog post. BioWare will be remastering Mass Effect 1, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 and combine them into one release known as the Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
The games will include updated textures, shaders, models, effects, and technical features of the three massive games. And fans of the original games will be happy to hear that the developers will be preserving the games in their original glory.
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.
All three games in the Mass Effect Legendary Edition will have capabilities to run at 4K Ultra HD as well. 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.
New game in development
The news of a remastered trilogy is great to hear; but that’s not all of the big news coming out of BioWare today. The blog also mentions a brand new Mass Effect game that is in development and while they can’t say much about it, they did let us know that a veteran team has been hard at work envisioning the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe.
We don’t expect this new franchise title to be out any time soon; but the announcement alone is enough to get fans of the series excited. Although, hopefully we don’t see a repeat of Mass Effect: Andromeda. Development seemed rushed and really fell short of expectations from fans of the franchise.
As we learn more about this new title we will be sure to update our readers. In the meantime, here’s to replaying one of my favorite games this spring!