Mass Effect Legendary Edition Trailer Compares Old Vs. New (VIDEO)

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While Mass Effect games looked to have been left in the dark over the last few years, it looks like BioWare was actually working to reenergize the sci-fi RPG series in a huge way. Not only is a new Liara-inclusive sequel game currently on the horizon, but the original trilogy is getting the remastered treatment with the upcoming Mass Effect Legendary Edition, collecting all three games and DLC, and giving them a stunning modern visual and gameplay overhaul.

BioWare recently offered quite a few details about the many present changes in the remaster, but the developer has now let pictures do the talking with the debut on an all-new comparison trailer. As seen below, the trilogy’s sprawling alien worlds now sport an impressive level of added detail, with updated lighting and particle effects for environments, as well as more realistic skin rendering and crispier 3D models for in-game characters.

In addition to the comparison trailer, BioWare also offered a more extensive breakdown of the game’s remastered aspects on the PlayStation Blog. The post details the team’s behind-the-scenes efforts to boost original resolutions to 4K, remodel various assets, re-render story campaign cutscenes, ​​and in some cases, rework entire areas in a given game. The ME1 worlds of Feros, Noveria, and Eden Prime were shown to have received particular focus, with added atmospheric elements and an updated audio mix aiming to make each scene feel even more alive.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition releases May 14th for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, ​​as well as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S via backward compatibility.

What do you think? Are you impressed by the incredible upgrades displayed by Mass Effect Legendary Edition, or were you already all-in from the very beginning? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more remaster headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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