Edmonton’s BioWare confirms remastered Mass Effect
On Mass Effect Day 2020 (November 7), BioWare general manager Casey Hudson announced that a remastered version of the Mass Effect trilogy is in the works.
The Legendary Edition from the Edmonton studio is not a remake, but a remaster, cleaning up the art so the three games and DLC all look good in 4K.
“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,” Hudson wrote in a blog post. “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.”
At first the release will only be for PS4, Windows, and Xbox One. However, Hudson said that there is a plan for PS5 and Xbox Series S/X.
Hudson also hinted at more to come: “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.”