The Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Was Reportedly Scheduled To Release In October, But Might Be Delayed, According To New Source

The Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Was Reportedly Scheduled To Release In October, But Might Be Delayed, According To New Source
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The fact that BioWare is working on a re-release of the popular Mass Effect trilogy might be one of the worst kept secrets in the gaming world. However, the company has yet to officially acknowledge this news, leading there to be some skepticism.

A new source has claimed that the trilogy was supposed to be released this October, but that plans may have changed.

GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grub said on a recent podcast that he had inside information on the release. “I know it’s real,” he said.

“Up until, like, this last week, I know the plan for sure was to announce it in early in early October and release it later in October,” Grub said. “Maybe bad news – it’s 2020 – maybe that could start to slip. It sounds like maybe that’s a possibility, nothing for sure yet.”

He later went on to say, “I’ve seen more than enough evidence to know it’s real, but it’s still 2020 and they haven’t announced it yet.”

The concept behind this project is a complete HD remake of the original three Mass Effect games, which came out on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. There has never been a remastered version of these titles for the current generation, so it would be welcomed by fans who traded in their PS3 and 360 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

“I think EA were planning to have this Mass Effect trilogy be the other big thing (other than Star Wars Squadrons) for $60 this holiday, so that’s why I’m still pretty confident it will make it out,” Grub said. “But with everything else falling apart, like across the board, I could see them also wanting to just delay. But that’s not for sure. That’s not a guarantee yet. Like, that hasn’t even been decided yet. It just seems like it’s a possibility that’s on the table. But last I heard, October for both.”

Mass Effect is one of the most celebrated sci-fi RPGs of all time. BioWare attempted to continue the franchise on current consoles with Mass Effect Andromeda, but that project was not well received by longtime fans, and all future movement on that storyline seems to have fallen off.

One popular theory is that BioWare would wait to announce the game until November 7, which is historically the day that major Mass Effect trailers and announcements have dropped. Dubbed N7 day by the fans, in recognition of the elite soldier program Commander Shepard was a part of, it has become a major social media fan event every year.