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Remastering three classic shooters, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition arrived with all the bells and whistles, offering the numerous DLCs for free. However, it didn't come with the multiplayer mode, but a leaker is convinced that could change.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is a passion project of BioWare's, and an opportunity to attract players to the game who might have missed out on the sci-fi saga first time round. "Our goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games, but to modernise the experience so that fans and new players can experience the original work in its best possible form," said Casey Hudson who was the director of the series at the time. "As game developers, we always hope that our games will transcend their original platforms. Having the opportunity to remaster the trilogy means that the fruits of a decade of our work will live on, and will be experienced better and clearer than ever before."
The drell is in the details, so why not take a look at the difference between the 2007 and the 2021 versions of Mass Effect below.
As fabulous as 4K resolutions are, a proportion of fans were longing after the multiplayer mode for the third game. In the single-player story, everyone plays as Shepard, but the multiplayer let you embody the soldiers on the front line of the war against the Reapers. Also, as you unlocked new content from the Store, new characters and weapons became available. If you wanted to be a Volus Adept and scurry round the ankles of the Geth, then you could.
"Just received word that there's a pretty good chance the multiplayer for Mass Effect 3 in the Legendary Edition will be revealed/announced at EA Play," claimed Nick "Shpeshal Ed" Baker on Twitter. Now, Baker has been on the money in the past - he told us Final Fantasy VII Remake would be coming to PlayStation Plus in March, and it did. Then, he said that Battlefield V and Stranded Deep would be the offerings for May, and they were. He's also shared industry insight, like the rumour that Hideo Kojima's next game got rejected by Sony and that the developer of The Elder Scrolls Online is likely to be working on a new Star Wars title.
Ergo, even though we're unable to confirm those two stories about Kojima and ZeniMax Online Studios, there could be something in Baker's announcement of Mass Effect 3's multiplayer returning for Legendary Edition players. We'll let you know once we learn more.