Fresh rumors on the Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster have surfaced on reddit via a user who claims to be a Q&A tester for Electronic Arts. Take this info with a massive grain of salt, as there’s a lot to take in, and to be honest some of it sounds a bit too good to be true.
Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Details
According to the post, one major thing all three remasters have in common will be gameplay changes that bring it closer to ‘Andromeda fluidity.’ Not only that, but Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 are expected to include significant graphical overhauls compared to the original games.
Cut quests have also reportedly been added back into the games, with Saren in particular noted to have more backstory via cutscenes. In terms of DLC, ME1 features Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station as part of the base game, while ME2 features all DLC added to the remaster alongside ME3.
All three titles are reportedly being ported to the Frostbite Engine, and we can expect a release date to drop at this year’s N7 Day. While the project has been in the pipeline since 2017, BioWare didn’t commence full production on the Mass Effect Trilogy remaster until after Anthem shipped in early 2019.
Here’s a couple more highlights for each game:
The planet exploration from ME1 has been changed to be more in line with ME3 planet scanning. However there are still a few planets to land on. Do not expect Andromeda size open worlds. I would say every planet combined is about equal to EOS in terms of size and areas to explore. This game is still a very linear experience.
Planet scanning is back but improved and more in line with ME3 than the original ME2 game. They have added more to the hub worlds instead of giving planets to explore. The Presidium and Wards from ME1 have been added with obvious environmental changes from the aftermath of ME1. Parts of Omega that was cut from the base game has been added to the remaster.
They have also added a bit more to the ending of the game. Any romance interest you have assuming they are still alive will be able to have a physical in person goodbye with Shepard before the final mission.
Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster hasn’t been officially announced yet, but it has been rumored for some time now.