If there’s one thing that many gamers can agree on, it’s that, controversial conclusion aside, BioWare’s Mass Effect has proven to be one of the most popular and acclaimed series to get its start during the past console generation. The trilogy-spanning adventures of Commander Shepard and company to save the galaxy from annihilation did a great job of mixing role-playing elements with third-person shooting gameplay, along with a very deep lore for its settings, alien species, and cast of memorable characters.
The trilogy saw its original release across Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, and while a box set containing all three games has already been available for those two home consoles for some time, we now have reason to believe that EA and BioWare are planning a next-gen remaster of the trilogy for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Online Chilean retailer, Zmart Games, recently posted listings for new versions of Mass Effect Trilogy for both new consoles. Additional details, such as a release date or pricing, are not listed at this time, but the box art seems to lend credibility to the re-release’s existence.
This would be a good opportunity for console gamers who never got the chance to play the Mass Effect franchise hitherto to finally pick the series up, and hopefully at a discounted price. It would also be nice to have at least some of the previous versions’ downloadable content built into these versions, as recent next-gen remasters like Tomb Raider and The Last of Us have been doing. Some brand-new content or gameplay features might help sweeten the deal for diehard fans hoping for a good enough excuse to double-dip and play through the series again, as well, but we can only speculate for now until official details are dropped.
We will continue to keep you updated on the Mass Effect series as more news is announced. In the meantime, tell us, would you be interested in purchasing a remastered version of the series, or was one playthrough good enough for you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.