The Mass Effect Trilogy remaster has popped up in the rumours once again, this time hinting at a potential October release date. This information comes to us from Venture Beat’s Jeff Grubb. During a podcast on Friday, August 28, 2020, Grubb spoke about what he’s heard regarding this remaster.
Jeff Grubb Reiterates Potential October Release For Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster
“Up until like this last week, I know the plan for sure was to announce it in early October, release in later in October. So good news,” he said, according to VGC. However, he did also clarify that in a year like 2020, EA may have to change their plans.
Even with that asterisk, Grubb reiterated that the Mass Effect Trilogy remaster isn’t a ghost story. “I know it’s real. I’ve seen more than enough evidence to know it’s real, but it’s still 2020 and they haven’t announced it yet,” he said.
EA Wanted To Release The Remaster Alongside Star Wars: Squadrons
He said that publishers EA originally wanted to release this remaster alongside Star Wars: Squadrons. Since Squadrons is a smaller game that they’re selling for $40, they wanted a full-priced $60 game with it. Grubb also briefly spoke about what differences and improvements fans can expect in this collection.
He said that these games are upgrades of the original games, rather than full-on remakes. So, in terms of gameplay mechanics and story, we may only see slight changes. The visuals might be much better than the original games, though.
The First Mass Effect Hasn’t Aged Gracefully
Mass Effect 3, which still looks really good in my opinion, came out in early 2012. That’s nearly two years before the PS4 and Xbox One hit the market. So, if this remaster is coming out on those consoles, the graphics are going to be incredible.
I’m most interested in how they remaster the first Mass Effect. That’s the game that I think has aged the poorest out of all of these. Regardless of when it comes, I’m quite looking forward to commanding the Normandy once again.