BioWare announce Mass Effect remastered trilogy for 2021

Every year, BioWare finds a way to celebrate the Mass Effect franchise on November 7, N7 Day, named after the armor Commander Shepard wears in the game. For this year’s N7 Day, BioWare has confirmed the long swirling rumors – yes, the Mass Effect trilogy is being remastered.

Casey Hudson, VP and Studio GM of BioWare made the announcement on the company’s official blog saying that the Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, all the base content and all of the DLC, promo weapons, armor, and packs for each game. The collection will arrive in Spring 2021 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with forward compatibility and enhancements for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

“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,” Hudson said. “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,” Hudson continued. “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.”