In case you've been living under a rock, Mass Effect Legendary Edition was officially added to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate via EA Play yesterday, and BioWare has been speaking a bit about the game's success in 2021.
In a recent update, BioWare Studio General Manager Gary McKay highlighted that the game has received "insanely positive" feedback from both players and critics alike, and it "shows the value of striving for excellence and quality":
"Even with the challenges of the pandemic, we saw some earlier success with the incredible reception to the launch of Mass Effect Legendary Edition in May. From the press to our fans, the feedback has been insanely positive.
We’re so proud to have released one of the highest-rated games on console, and the reception really underscores the value of striving for excellence and quality in every element of a game."
McKay also mentioned in the blog post that the company wants "each game to earn the kind of reaction we’ve seen with Mass Effect Legendary Edition," and he feels they have the right people, focus and support from EA to achieve this.
Undoubtedly, Mass Effect Legendary Edition has proved a massive hit for BioWare and EA, sitting fifth on Metacritic for the top Xbox games of 2021 (with a 90 rating), also being voted eighth in our Pure Xbox Game of the Year awards.
Do you agree with BioWare's comments about Mass Effect Legendary Edition? Let us know down below.
helps that it wasnt on frostbite engine
I bought it on release even though I knew it would come to ea play and therefore gamepass.....don't regret it....one game I just had to own... Along with Batman Arkham games.....the best games of the 360/PS3 era in my opinion
Can't wait to dive into these games once I've finished the Halo campaign. Although I did spend an hour this morning creating a series of increasingly ugly Shepherds. 😄
Color me surprised.
A game that was lovingly made, has wonderful lore, a fantastic story, well-written characters and fun gameplay can sell well without microtransactions and excessive grinding?!
I mean, yeah im being sarcastic there but im baffled at "news" like this. But lets get one thing straight, before BioWare gets too high and mighty, this game is rated so highly mainly because of the quality game made by the team over a decade ago. All EA/Bioware did here was polish an already incredible set of games.
I hope Bioware only goes up from here. Sure the Legendary Edition was an easy win since it was a just a remaster of the trilogy (granted a really good remaster), but they needed an easy win. There's not a game out there I'm rooting to be great as much as Mass Effect 5. Don't let us down Bioware!
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