Mass Effect Legendary Edition remaster gets rated by Korean board: the original trilogy could be coming soon
According to a Gematsu report, the Korean GRAC (Game Rating and Administration Committee) has issued a rating for Mass Effect Legendary Edition. While the title remains unconfirmed, speculation strongly suggests that this is a planned remaster of the original Mass Effect trilogy, due to launch early next year.
Unlike the latest entry in the franchise, Mass Effect Andromeda, the original trilogy following Commander Shepard's story received critical acclaim at launch. What's interesting here is the likely timeframe of the Legendary Edition's launch and implications this has for the overall package.
If Mass Effect Legendary Edition arrives next year, it will almost certainly end up on the ninth-generation consoles. This raises questions about the extent of the remaster work Bioware's putting in. While Mass Effect 3 leveraged the Unreal 3 engine to great effect, it's now eight years (and two console generations) old.
Is Bioware planning a Demon Soul's level overhaul of the original game assets? If we're looking at a simple remaster, owners of the trilogy on Xbox 360 would have no reason to upgrade since Xbox Series X and Xbox Series X backwards compatibility could potentially deliver comparable results. We'll have to wait and see what Bioware has in store for the Mass Effect franchise.