Mass Effect 4 is well on the way, and with Bioware's recent history of disappointing their fans, with the likes of the ME 3 ending and Dragon Age 2, they are on a serious mission to regain our trust. And we all know one way that this can be achieved, a complete Mass Effect trilogy box set remastered for Xbox One and PS4.
Oh yes, the latest news from Bioware, now that Dragon Age: Inquisition is out there for the world to enjoy (and boy am I enjoying it, I'm wrecked today after staying up all night playing), came in the form of Mass Effect hype. Let's see how this came about!
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Mass Effect 4 & Trilogy on Xbox One and PS4
Due to studios pushing their NextGen consoles, we can be sure that Mass Effect 4 is going to be an exclusive for Xbox One and PS4. I can't wait to see what Bioware is going to do off in this new galaxy, where new characters and an increased number of unexplored planets await.
But as excited as I am for Mass Effect 4, the prospect of revisiting the series on my PS4 is filling me with fanboy delight. It'll be like revisiting an old friend, only to realise that this friend is now better looking and fits into your new lifestyle! Strange analogy I know...
It's amazing looking at the image above, it still seems so old school! Anyway, let's cut to the chase here. Aaryn Flynn, general manager of the BioWare Studio asked members of the NeoGAF forums to help him ideate a 'wish-list' for a remastered edition of Mass Effect Trilogy. He also wrote down his personal interests in such a remake. Naturally, they are pretty sweet.
High resolution textures, especially on ME1
Some shader improvements commensurate with newer GPUs
All the DLC
"Seamless experience": the adventures flow into each other without having to go back to save import, menu screens, etc.
JUST TAKE MY MONEY!!! Sorry about that... So people have speculated that the remastered edition will more than likely be released after the release of Mass Effect 4. Wait a minute, that's not what we want here.
We want to be able to replay all of these games on our new consoles before the release of Bioware's new game. Not only will this make transferring our worlds over more fluid and of course more fun, but it'll help to serve as the perfect build up for trying out the new game.
I feel like Bioware have been working on this for a while, certainly with regards to the textures on Mass Effect 1. They're not stupid and I'm sure they saw the potential for a trilogy remastering a long time ago. Therefore, I feel more inclined to believe that the trilogy box set will be released before Mass Effect 4. What are your thoughts?
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Contending with GTA V and Halo: The Master Chief Collection
GTA V has changed how a remastering should be done, and even Halo: The Master Chief Collection had some serious merits too. If Halo: The Master Chief Collection can fix its multiplayer problems, it will actually be the reason that I buy an Xbox One. And GTA V? Well, let's just say that first person view has transformed the series forever and for the better.
Therefore, what can ME do that will make it all worth while? I mean...okay I will buy it alone if all of the things that Mr. Flynn stated above go ahead, but how can Mass Effect incorporate something else into its midsts? For one, I think that the character creation system should be as powerful and diverse as Dragon Age: Inquisition, and available from the beginning of Mass Effect 1.
What else would you like to see in a Mass Effect remastered trilogy?