Titled Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Bioware vice president Casey Hudson said that the goal wasn’t to remake or reimagine the originals, but “to modernize the experience so that fans and new players can experience the original work in its best possible form”. The remaster will feature updated “textures, shaders, models, effects, and technical features”, as well as 4K Ultra HD optimization.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include the base games for Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, as well as their DLC and other content like promo weapons and packs. It will launch in Spring 2021 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, with “forward compatibility and targeted enhancements” for Xbox Series X and PS5. More details are coming next year.
Hudson also teased that a team of Bioware veterans was working on a new Mass Effect game. “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,” he said.