Save the Galaxy (again), this time in stunning 4k and HDR
We’ve known this was coming for quite a while, but now we have a date to look forward to – Ladies and gentlemen, mark your calendars for the 14th May 2021.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition hasn’t yet been announced as either PS5 or Xbox Series X|S enhanced, however, it will be forward compatible with the new consoles. With any luck, it will ship with an unlocked frame rate, so new-gen console owners can take advantage of the more powerful hardware at their disposal. It could, of course, run at 4k60 on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, in which case it won’t make much difference, but anything less than 60fps feels distinctly pedestrian these days.
For PC players, expect the definitive experience, with 4k gameplay at high frame rates on compatible hardware.
- 4k Ultra HD
- Improvements to shaders and VFX
- Updated lighting
- Improved dynamic shadows
- Depth-of-field effects
- Enhanced cinematics
- Updated character models
- Texture resolution increases
In addition to the visual effects, locations such as Eden Prime, Ilos and Feros have been updated with increased amounts of detail and other enhancements to add depth to the environments.
For gameplay, players can expect updated interfaces and UI enhancements, while combat has been updated with improved aiming, squad control and behaviour, and the Mako has received updated handling and camera angles to improve gameplay.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll have watched somebody else playing Mass Effect at some point and thought, “Damn, your Commander Shephard looks weird AF.” Customising your own Shepard has always been a big part of the Mass Effect series, and I remember being disappointed that I couldn’t get my Mass Effect 2 characters looking exactly the same as my originals. Thanks to unified character creation options, the character you create will persist between all three games.
Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition will launch May 14 worldwide on PC via Origin and Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with forward compatibility on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Mass Effect Legendary Editionfeatures the single-player base content and 40+ downloadable content (DLC) story, weapons and armor packs from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 and will allow players to relive the legend of Commander Shepard in 4K Ultra HD with HDR.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB and is available now for pre-order on PC via Origin and Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with forward compatibility on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.