GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb claimed in June that publisher EA would release a Mass Effect Trilogy remaster in its current financial year ending in March 2021.
And in August he said he was “pretty confident” EA was planning to announce and release a Mass Effect Trilogy remaster in October 2020, but that the company’s plans could change given the upheaval caused by the coronavirus.
“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.
Given the popularity of the series (the original three games had sold some 14 million units as of 2014), it’s perhaps surprising that they haven’t been remastered for modern platforms before now.
However, the fourth Mass Effect game, 2017’s Andromeda, received the most divisive reviews of the series, which could have reduced excitement around the franchise.
The game is reportedly being directed by Mike Gamble, who has worked at BioWare for a decade serving as development manager on Mass Effect 2 and in producer roles on Mass Effect 3 and Andromeda.