Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered Reportedly Coming Next Year

The original Mass Effect is what's holding back the launch of that rumored Mass Effect Trilogy, according to a report.

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The rumored Mass Effect Trilogy remastered bundle, supposedly known as the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, will launch in early 2021 instead of this October.

This is according to a GamesBeat report that claims "people familiar with the development" said developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts are holding off releasing the bundle because of the original game. Mass Effect, according to GamesBeat's sources, currently doesn't "live up to the quality of the rest of the package." They go on to say that based on the graphical and gameplay differences between Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, releasing the bundle without paying ample attention to the original game's mechanics and visuals would "make a poor first impression for new players."

Neither BioWare nor EA have publicly commented on the matter.

GamesBeat also reports that EA has no plans to include the multiplayer from Mass Effect 3 into this remastered trilogy. Multiplayer was also present in Andromeda, but the majority of BioWare's games over the years have been single-player. A notable exception is the multiplayer-focused Anthem.

However, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will reportedly include all the DLC for the three included Mass Effect games, giving new and returning players the full experience of the first three titles.

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition was spotted earlier this month via a Portuguese game retailer listing. Though the post has been taken down, it suggested that the remastered trilogy will launch on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The bundle will include remasters of the first three games and excludes the last entry in the Mass Effect franchise, Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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