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Mass Effect Legendary Edition is launching on May 14; removes multiplayer to focus on single-player

EA also revealed that it went with the original Unreal Engine 3 instead of upgrading the game to Unreal Engine 4. Here is everything we know about Mass Effect Legendary Edition including the supported platforms, and price.

Electronic Arts (EA) has just shared some new information regarding one of its most notable franchises, Mass Effect. According to the latest report available online, the company has just announced the launch date for the Mass Effect Legendary Edition. EA shared the launch date for the remastered version of the game almost three months after the initial teaser. BioWare, the game developer working on the remastered version of the game revealed that it plans to launch the game on May 14. Here is everything we know about Mass Effect Legendary Edition including the supported platforms, trailer, and price in India.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition release date out, details

The game publisher announced that the Mass Effect Legendary Edition will land on EA Origin, Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox stores. In addition, interested players can also play the game on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and S. EA also added that the launch will include the single-player mode along with more than 40 DLC items. These include the store, armor packs, and weapons from the original Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3. In addition, the company also confirmed that it is not releasing the multiplayer mode of the game. The most interesting part of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition is upgraded visuals with 4K resolution and HDR support.

We also got to know some interesting aspects of the development of the Legendary Edition. EA said that it went with the original Unreal Engine 3 instead of upgrading the game to Unreal Engine 4. This is because the company thought that the upgrade will change the game in a drastic manner. The company shared its findings right after a detailed discussion with Epic Games, the developer of Unreal Engine 4.

EA stated that “Remastering” is “a huge undertaking as there’s over 100 hours of gameplay”. Mass Effect Legendary Edition will come with “remastered character models”, “up-ressed textures”, improved lighting, shaders, VFX, depth-of-field, volumetrics, and enhanced pre-rendered cinematic. The title will also come with “unified character creation options”. BioWare has also improved the character model of female Shepard and made it available across all three games. The Mass Effect Legendary Edition page is already available on Steam, EA Origin, PlayStation, and Xbox stores. Interested players can purchase the title for Rs 3,999 across all online and offline channels regardless of the platform.