EA Reportedly Delays MASS EFFECT: LEGENDARY EDITION Until 2021 to Modernise Original Game

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Source: VentureBeat

Category: Role-Playing Games

EA Reportedly Delays MASS EFFECT: LEGENDARY EDITION Until 2021 to Modernise Original Game

Industry insider Jeff Grubb has bittersweet news for fans of Bioware's most famous IP, as Electronic Arts has reportedly pushed the release of the long-rumoured Mass Effect: Legendary Edition back a couple months.

According to the reporter — who has proven himself to be a reliable source in recent months — the cross-gen remaster of the Mass Effect trilogy is no longer arriving in October, and will now release in early 2021. 

Apparently, the team at Bioware needs a little bit more time to successfully reimagine the very first entry in the franchise — which originally hit stores back in November 2007 — and make sure that its core features and old gameplay mechanics don't stand out from 2010's Mass Effect 2 and 2012's Mass Effect 3 too much.

As a reminder, the fan-favourite Mass Effect series — which has sold over 14 million units worldwide — has been MIA ever since the underwhelming launch of 2017's Mass Effect: Andromeda (and not only sales-wise).

Although the long-awaited remaster of the first three games will no longer make its debut this year, fans of the franchise should definitely keep an eye on People Can Fly's cross-gen TPS Outriders, which is heavily inspired by Bioware's greatest series (sorry, Dragon Age and Baldur's Gate) and will arrive sometime in 2020.