Mass Effect’s in-development trilogy remaster will be called “Legendary Edition,” it’s claimed.
That’s according to prolific insider and Venturebeat reporter Jeff Grubb, who shared the news on the Xbox Expansion Pass podcast on Monday.
In a separate GamesBeat video, the journalist claimed the long-awaited compilation would not release for Nintendo Switch as previously expected, and suggested that he would share more details on the title later this week.
During June’s EA Play Live event the publisher announced plans to bring seven games to Nintendo Switch in the next 12 months. However, according to Grubb, Mass Effect is not one of those titles.
“EA has multiple games coming to Nintendo Switch and Mass Effect is definitely not one of them,” Grubb said. “Not yet, anyhow. If that happens, it won’t happen in that one-year window that they talked about in their last shareholder meeting.”
Grubb previously claimed in June that 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.
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.