Electronic Arts finally unveiled Mass Effect Legendary Edition, the collection will launch for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 14. The game will also be “forward compatible” with PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
The Mass Effect Legendary Edition features the single-player campaign and over 40 downloadable content (DLC) story, weapons, and armor packs from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3.
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“It’s been an incredible journey revisiting the stories, characters, and iconic moments of the Mass Effect trilogy, enhancing the experience for modern platforms while staying true to the spirit of the original,” said Mac Walters, Project Director on the Mass Effect Legendary Edition and lead writer of the original trilogy at BioWare. “Remastering a game, let alone three, is a huge undertaking as there are over 100 hours of gameplay included, but we wanted to do this for our fans as well as a new generation of gamers looking to jump into the iconic story of Shepard.”
Mass Effect Legendary Edition Overview
- Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3
- Over 40 DLC including all story content, promo weapons, armours and packs
- Remastered for 4K and HDR
- Enhanced visuals (models, lighting, shaders, FX) and “tens of thousands” of upressed textures
- 60fps on Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S
- Supports high refresh rate and ultra-wide (21:9) on PC
- Gameplay and quality of life improvements
- Universal character creator across all three games
The remastered collection also features remastered character models and tens of thousands of “up-ressed” textures. Improvements to shaders and VFX, updated lighting, and improved dynamic shadows, volumetric, and depth-of-field add a new level of immersion across the trilogy. Pre-rendered cinematics have also been enhanced to look great on 4K.
Electronic Arts also confirmed that the new edition will also include updated interfaces and UI as well as “a variety of quality of life improvements”. The gameplay is modernized through better gaming, squad controls, and behaviors.
The Mass Effect Legendary Edition also features unified character creation options that persist across all the collection. Players can choose from an expanded selection of haircuts, makeup, and skin tone options. The iconic Female Shepard default appearance from Mass Effect 3 is now available as the default female Shepard appearance in character creation in all three games.