At the second of publishing, BioWare and EA have not introduced a remaster of the Mass Effect trilogy, however the long-awaited remastered bundle has been the topic of many rumors, stories, and leaks from quite a lot of credible sources. In different phrases, it is not a matter of if at this level, however extra a matter of when. That mentioned, the reply to the latter is outwardly, quickly.
According to business insider and Venture Beat reporter Jeff Grubb, the plan — at the least till very just lately — at BioWare and EA was to announce the remastered trilogy someday in early October after which launch it later that month. However, Grubb notes that EA could resolve to push each the announcement and launch again because of the pandemic’s disruption on improvement.
“Up until this last week, I know the plan for sure was to announce it in early October, release it late October,” mentioned Grubb. “It’s 2020, maybe that could start to slip. It sounds like maybe that’s a possibility. Nothing for sure yet. It’s real though. 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.”
While Grubb suggests it is attainable the game will get pushed, he is nonetheless “assured” that it will likely be revealed and hit within the aforementioned window. Meanwhile, it feels like this shall be greater than a straight port, as a result of Grubb additionally notes EA is pitching it as a giant $60 vacation launch, although Grubb does say he believes it is extra improve than a full-blown remake primarily based on he conversations he is had.
“[Star Wars] Squadrons is a $40 game, and I think they were planning for the Mass Effect trilogy to be this other big thing for $60 this Holiday,” mentioned Grubb. “So that’s why I’m pretty confident that it’ll make it out. But with everything else falling apart across the board, I could see them also wanting to just delay. But that’s not for sure. That’s not a guarantee yet. That hasn’t even been decided yet, it just seems like a possibility that’s on the table. But last I heard, [it was] October…People always ask me, ‘is this gonna be like a full remake, or is it going to be more like an upgrade?’ I don’t know that for sure, but I would probably lean towards upgrade. When I asked around about this, that was kind of the vibe I was getting, and I think that’s what people should expect for sure.”
Of course, as at all times, be sure you take every part right here with a grain of salt. Not solely is nothing right here official, however it’s additionally topic to alter.
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H/T, Gaming Bolt.