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Mass Effect’s graphical remaster is more than lens flare – but does it look better?

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition has the tough job of upgrading the visual appearance of games originally built to run at 720 or 1080p on an Xbox 360. That’s a mammoth task even if it was just one game and not the entire Mass Effect trilogy. A new trailer and blog post on the remaster’s official site breaks down how BioWare went about upscaling 30,000 textures, and shows exactly how the results look. Read more

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition – check out the official remastered comparison trailer

By Stephany Nunneley 13 April 2021 20:22 GMT BioWare has released a comparison video showing off the differences between the original Mass Effect trilogy and the Mass Effect Legendary Edition.In the comparison video, you get an in-depth look at the visual upgrades you’ll see when Mass Effect Legendary Edition releases next month.Watch on YouTubeLooking at the side-by-side comparison, you can plainly see some of the improvements made to the environment, characters, and visual effects.You can expect improved material and particle effects, better skin rendering, and more realistic surface response. All textures have been enhanced or remade, 3D models are more…

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition has gone gold

By Dom Peppiatt 12 April 2021 18:00 GMT Mass Effect Legendary Edition has gone gold, BioWare has announced, ahead of the remastered games’ launch on May 14.Mass Effect Legendary Edition project director Mac Walters has declared that the game has gone gold, meaning it’s been signed off as ready to launch in just over a month’s time.The game, which players have been excited to learn more about ever since its announcement back in November 2020, is now almost here – and you’ll be able to get your hands on the updated, enhanced versions of one of gaming’s best sci-fi trilogies…

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Mass Effect remaster will bring first game more in line with its sequels

I’ve twice tried to get into the Mass Effect series and both times I’ve given up a few hours into the first game. ‘That’s where it starts to get good!’ my friends tell me, while also saying that Mass Effect 2 fixed a lot of the first game’s problems. I’m therefore pleased to learn of how Mass Effect Legendary Edition will tweak the first game to make it more consistent with its sequels. A new blog post on the RPG remaster’s official site goes into detail on how they’re tuning combat, boss fights and the Mako “without outright scrapping the…

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BioWare outlines changes you can expect with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition

The Mass Effect Legendary Edition team at BioWare has outlined details on what to expect in the remaster.These outlined changes to the Mass Effect Legendary Edition include gameplay tuning, rebalancing, and more.Alongside the aforementioned, you can expect additional gameplay improvements to all three titles, the Mako for Mass Effect, and Galaxy at War rebalancing for Mass Effect 3.With combat tuning, BioWare said it wanted to make the experience better across the board, but not change what fans have come to love about the games.In the first Mass Effect, accuracy, including reticle bloom and weapon sway, has been tuned across all…

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BioWare says getting multiplayer to work for Mass Effect Legendary Edition would be “really hard”

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 17:03 GMT The undertaking would have been “too complicated,” the studio says.Developer BioWare has said that it hasn’t included multiplayer in the upcoming Mass Effect Legendary Edition due to the sheer amount of work it would take to get right.Speaking to Game Informer, project director Mac Walters said that people would mostly be playing these remasters for the story elements; getting the multiplayer aspects to work would have been “too complicated.”“I had all of these analogies early on to try to help people understand what this remaster is going to be about,” Walters…

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BioWare was working on a Han Solo-inspired Mass Effect spin-off game

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 17:56 GMT The studio was looking for interesting points of view to tell stories. EA’s BioWare studio was once working on a Mass Effect spin-off inspired by more morally gray characters like Star Wars’ Han Solo.Speaking to The Gamer, the studio’s then-development director Dorian Kieken said that after the first Mass Effect title shipped in 2007, the firm was toying around with new concepts for future entries in the series.“We explored a game concept back in 2008, a bit after the shipping of [the first] ME, where you were playing a Han Solo…

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Fox News controversy impacted Mass Effect 2’s non-straight relationships

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 22 January 2021 19:26 GMT Tweaks were made to stop the game’s audience facing further criticism, apparently.Mass Effect 2‘s Jack was originally intended to be pansexual, but BioWare cut down non-straight romances over concerns of negative media coverage.Speaking to The Gamer, Mass Effect 2 writer Brian Kindregan said that the decision to only allow Jack to be romanceable if users were playing as a male Commander Shephard occurred later in development. This came in the wake of a Fox News report in 2007 debating the depiction of sex in the sci-fi RPG.That Jack was initially intended…

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition may be set to release in March

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 11 January 2021 18:50 GMT Bioware’s Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, a remastered version of the Mass Effect trilogy, has appeared on retail sites with a specific release date.The Mass Effect Legendary Edition – which was already one of the worst kept secrets in gaming before its eventual reveal – may be hitting stores in March, as per a selection of retail listings uncovered by Twitter user IdleSloth84 and verified by sources at Eurogamer.Though neither EA nor BioWare have published an official Mass Effect: Legendary Edition release date (the best we have is ‘spring 2021’), retail listings from Singaporian retailer Shopitree and Indonesian retailer GSShop in Indonesia suggest…

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Concept art for next Mass Effect game surfaces in new art book

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 20:49 GMT A look at the next Mass Effect has been shown off in some concept art pulled from the pages of a new art book.Called Bioware: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development, the book shows off concept art for the next Mass Effect game, which Bioware is currently working on.The images were posted to Tumblr by Felassan (thanks, Eurogamer) and are noted as being “a look at the next Mass Effect.”While the images aren’t of the best quality, you still get a decent look at the concept art.Along with concept…

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition coming in 2021, new Mass Effect game in the works

Bioware has announced the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which is a remastered version of the Mass Effect trilogy. The studio also confirmed a new game in the series is in the works.The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is probably one of the worst kept secrets in gaming at the moment, but it’s nice to have confirmation.“For many months now, our team at BioWare has been hard at work updating the textures, shaders, models, effects, and technical features of three enormous games,” says the blog post. “Our goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games, but to modernize the experience so that…

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EA is releasing a remaster by March and people think it’s Mass Effect

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 6 November 2020 16:48 GMT US publishing giant Electronic Arts is planning to release a remaster of one of its games in the coming months.In its presentation for investors for the three months ending September 30, the firm says that it is looking to release a remaster, alongside a brand new title via its EA Originals indie publishing label by the end of the 2021 fiscal year.In English, that means that EA wants to have these games out by the end of next March.Rumours have been circulating about a remastered version of the original Mass Effect…

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EA Play is live on Steam with Mass Effect, Dragon Age and more

As of today, EA Play is available for all Steam users. You can sign up to EA Play by heading over to its official Steam page. Subscribers are required to pay either $4.99 per month or $29.99 per year, which will net them access to a wide variety of EA titles via Steam. If you’re confused about the distinction between EA Play and EA Access, there is none – EA Access was simply rebranded as EA Play earlier this year.As well as gaining the opportunity to play EA games on Steam, subscribers have access to exclusive rewards and a range of…