EA has announced that the upcoming Mass Effect Legendary Edition will arrive on PC (via Origin/Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, with forwarding compatibility to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S this coming May 14.
The Mass Effect Legendary Edition will contain the single-player base content and 40+ DLC story, weapon, and armor packs from the three Mass Effect games. You can now also play Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 in 4K Ultra HD with HDR.
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, remastering a game, let alone three, is a huge undertaking as there’s 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.
Said Mac Walters, Project Director of the legendary edition and lead writer of the original trilogy at BioWare.
The Mass Effect Legendary Edition promises an enhanced visual experience featuring remastered character models and tens of thousands of up-ressed textures. There are tons of improvements to shaders and VFX, updated lighting and improved dynamic shadows, volumetrics, and depth-of-field. And pre-rendered cinematics were enhanced as well.
The default female Shepard default appearance from Mass Effect 3 is now available as the default female Shepard appearance in character creation in all three games.