The Mass Effect Legendary is set to be released for the PS4, Xbox One along with Microsoft Windows on May 14th this upcoming spring. This upcoming game will feature 4K resolution gameplay utilizing the Unreal Engine 3; to provide players with a similar experience to what they got with the original Mass Effect trilogy for the Xbox 360 & PS3 between ’07-’12. It should be noted that that BioWare had the intention on remaking the Mass Effect trilogy utilizing the Unreal Engine 4. However, Epic Games had informed BioWare that remaking the Mass Effect trilogy utilizing the Unreal Engine would be too time consuming. While playing the likes of Mass Effect 1 & 2 with the Unreal Engine 4 May sound like a dream come true; it would require an enormous effort on the part of BioWare to recreate cinematic cutscenes and gameplay mechanics for a potential Unreal Engine 4 port. While the upcoming release of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is huge news there are people who question BioWare’s omission of the Andromeda game from the collection. It may not come as a surprise to many people why Andromeda was not included in the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition.
Mass Effect: Andromeda was labeled by many critics and fans of the series as “boring” while lacking the excitement included in the preceding installments. Despite, Mass Effect: Andromeda being heavily criticized it still managed to reach at least 2.5 million in sales while earning at least $110 million following its release back in 2017. There is no question that Mass Effect: Andromeda was a commercial success following its release. However, there are not many people who are clamoring about the game not being apart of the ME: Legendary Edition. It should also be noted that even if BioWare wanted to add Andromeda to the collection it would be burdensome since that particular game utilized the Frostbite 3 game engine opposed to Unreal 3.
Even though, Andromeda will not be included within the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition; fans of the series along with those who never played any of the three games within the trilogy are in for a real treat in May 2021. Those who own a PS5 or Xbox Series X should be able to play the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition game on those consoles since they are both backwards compatible. Those who want to pre-order the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition should be able to do so from places like Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop along with the PlayStation and Microsoft Store for $59.99.