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Previous rumors pegged an October launch for the rumored Mass Effect Trilogy remaster. However, a GamesBeat report published today alleges EA and series developer BioWare might launch the game in early 2021.
According to the report, the delay is due to two factors: the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the original Mass Effect.
The pandemic has made life more difficult for developers, who have had to work from home for months. It’s also caused several upcoming titles to be delayed, including Kena: Bridge of Spirits, No More Heroes 3, and more.
As for the original Mass Effect, the report states the title doesn’t look as good or play as well as the later two titles. BioWare wants to take extra time to bring everything up to snuff and “they want to do right by the franchise’s fans.”
The report also states the remaster will be called Mass Effect: Legendary Edition and will include DLC released for all three Mass Effect titles. Interestingly, the remaster reportedly won’t include the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer.
Neither EA or BioWare have announced Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, let alone announce a release date. Some have pegged an announcement for November 7, known as N7 Day in the Mass Effect community.
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