Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered reportedly delayed into 2021

By Sean Carey,
There have been rumours and rumblings about a remastered Mass Effect trilogy for a while now. A store listing from a Portuguese retailer recently revealed that a remaster of all three games would be coming to Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch in October, but according to Venturebeat's Jeff Grub, this October launch window has now been pushed back into early 2021.

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People "familiar with the development" have told Grubb that the reason for the delay (global pandemic aside) is the first Mass Effect. "It currently does not live up to the quality of the rest of the package. It would make a poor first impression for new players, and it might disappoint fans who then won't go on to play and experience the impressive upgrades for Mass Effect 2 and ME 3.

"This is a problem with both the visuals and gameplay. The people working on the game understand the issues, and they want to do right by the franchise's fans," reads the report.

Grubb also suggests that Mass Effect 3's multiplayer will not be included in the remastered trilogy, but all DLC from all three of the Mass Effect games will be included in the purchase price.

We still have not had any official confirmation from EA about a Mass Effect remastered trilogy even existing, but with multiple retailers now listing the trilogy, the evidence is becoming harder to ignore. Still, until we get word from EA that the remaster does exist, it's worth taking this one with a pinch of salt.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.