For N7 Day, BioWare gave Mass Effect fans a ton to look forward to; confirming the existence of a remastered collection of the original trilogy and announcing a new Mass Effect title is in development. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will contain all three of the initial ME games, all the associated single-player DLC and all of the various promotional weapons, armors, and packs. All of this will be optimized for 4K and additional enhancements will be added to the game for next-gen as well. Although, it appears Mass Effect 3‘s multiplayer mode will not be part of the next-gen experience.
In a letter to fans on BioWare’s website, BioWare vice president Casey Hudson outlined some of the Legendary Editions improvements to the classic games:
For many months now, our team at BioWare has been hard at work updating the textures, shaders, models, effects, and technical features of three enormous games. 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. It’s been amazing to see the adventures of Commander Shepard take on new life in super-sharp resolution, faster framerates, and beautiful visual enhancements. As game developers, we always hope that our games will transcend their original platforms. Having the opportunity to remaster the trilogy means that the fruits of a decade of our work will live on, and will be experienced better and clearer than ever before.
He also confirmed the existence of a new game in early in development:
Meanwhile here at BioWare, a veteran team has been hard at work envisioning the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe. We are in early stages on the project and can’t say any more just yet, but we’re looking forward to sharing our vision for where we’ll be going next.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is set for release sometime next Spring, and will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, PlayStation 5, and PC.