Rumours of remasters or remakes for Mass Effect have been going on for years now, but we may finally have got some evidence that they’re real.
Admittedly, it’s only circumstantial evidence but there really doesn’t seem to be any other obvious reason why anyone would be releasing a new artbook for Mass Effect in March 2021.
That would be 14 years after the first game was released and while Mass Effect is popular it’s not so popular that it’s going to justify an expensive looking piece of merchandise without a tie-in game.
According to its Amazon listing, The Art of Mass Effect Trilogy: Expanded Edition will be out on 23 March 2021 for a non-impulse purchase price of £21.64.
There’s nothing in the product description that hints at a remaster, which certainly counts against it in the rumour stakes, but it is still highly suspicious.
Especially as EA has hinted about making remasters in the past and developer BioWare have also seemingly teased them.
There’s also the fact that Mass Effect: Andromeda was such a flop and so the obvious way to rejuvenate the series’ fortunes would be to remind fans of how good the originals were.
Remastering three massive sci-fi role-players is a huge undertaking though, so there probably wouldn’t be much new content. Even if it’s going to be very tempting to make some changes to the ending of Mass Effect 3…
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