Tag: Mass Effect
News BioWare Talks Mass Effect 5, Reveals New Artwork From The Game
"There is something we want you to have a look at"
Happy N7 Day! BioWare and EA have been celebrating all things Mass Effect today, and that includes a sneak peek at some artwork for the upcoming Mass Effect 5 (or whatever it's called), along with some progress updates. BioWare says that pre-production development has been "proceeding very well"...
News BioWare Provides Development Updates On Dragon Age 4 & Mass Effect
Coming along nicely
Dragon Age 4 has been long in the works. Believe it or not, it was first teased over three years ago, at The Game Awards 2018. In a new developer blog post from BioWare, the team has provided a few updates on its development. The key thing here is that main production on Dragon Age 4 is about halfway through. The game's...
Pick One Which Is Your Favourite Game In The Mass Effect Trilogy?
First, second or third?
It's time for another round of Pick One! This weekend, to celebrate the addition of Mass Effect Legendary Edition on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (via EA Play), we thought we'd take a closer look at its three classic games. We actually did a similar poll to this back in November 2020, with Mass Effect 2 coming out on top with 67%...
News BioWare: Mass Effect Legendary Edition Shows The Value Of 'Striving For Excellence'
"The feedback has been insanely positive"
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...
News Mass Effect 5 Poster Is Hiding 'At Least Five Surprises', Says BioWare
"There are a handful of hidden treats"
Back in November, BioWare celebrated N7 Day by sharing new artwork for Mass Effect 5, and the company has teased fans this week by suggesting there are "at least five surprises" hidden within it. In a status update from Studio General Manager Gary McKay, he stated these surprises "point to an amazing future":...
Hands On Mass Effect Legendary Edition - The Best Way To Experience The Original Series
I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favourite remaster on the Citadel
Update (January 2022): With Mass Effect Legendary Edition joining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate via EA Play this week, we're republishing this hands on feature / review to give you a better idea of what to expect. Original story (May 2021): Back in 2007, when Master Chief was still...
News Three Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (January 6)
It's Mass Effect day!
It's Game Pass day! The big highlight of today is undoubtedly Mass Effect Legendary Edition's arrival on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play, but we've also got Embr and Outer Wilds joining the service as well. Here are the new games you can download with Game Pass today: Embr: Console, PC, Cloud: Team up w
News How To Pre-Install Mass Effect Legendary Edition With Xbox Game Pass
Heading to EA Play this week
Good news! Mass Effect Legendary Edition is coming to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate via EA Play later this week on Thursday, January 6th. The bad news is there's no official way to pre-install it, at least not at the time of writing. Fortunately, even though you can't officially pre-install it with Game Pass, there is a way...
News These Five Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass (January 6-13)
It's Mass Effect time!
The latest batch of Xbox Game Pass titles has arrived! Microsoft has today unveiled another five games coming to the service over the next week, with the highlight undoubtedly being Mass Effect Legendary Edition! Here's what's coming to Xbox Game Pass over the next week-or-so: Date Game Platform January 6 Embr Console,...
News It Appears The Next Mass Effect Game Will Use Unreal Engine
BioWare is seeking programmers with UE4/5 experience
We heard back in September how the next Mass Effect game may make use of the Unreal Engine instead of EA's in-house engine Frostbite. And now, it seems we've got another possible confirmation. BioWare producer Brenon Holmes mentioned in a tweet yesterday how the company is currently seeking...
News New Evidence Hints At Mass Effect Legendary Edition Coming To Xbox Game Pass
As part of EA Play
We've been hearing rumours recently that Mass Effect Legendary Edition is coming to Xbox Game Pass, and while the original evidence was a bit sketchy, this new evidence seems to be much more concrete that it's on the way soon. Twitter user Aggiornamenti Lumia, who is known for scan
News Mass Effect TV Show Plan "Makes Me Cringe A Little", Admits Former BioWare Writer
Some things just don't translate well to other mediums
Former BioWare lead writer, David Gaider, has posted a rather lengthy Twitter thread in which he says that the idea of a potential Amazon-backed Mass Effect television show makes him "cringe". The ex-Biowa
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Rumoured For Xbox Game Pass, But We're Not So Sure
It looks more like a mistake for now
You might have seen a rumour cropping up over the past few days suggesting Mass Effect Legendary Edition is coming to Xbox Game Pass soon, but after doing a little extra digging, we're not so sure that's the case. A couple of eagle-eyed Reddit users appeared to spot this initially, noticing that the Xbox Game...
News BioWare Celebrates 'N7 Day' With Artwork Of The Next Mass Effect
Take a closer look...
BioWare has just celebrated N7 Day - it's now been almost 14 years since Commander Shepard first boarded the Normandy. To mark this special occasion, the official Mass Effect Twitter account has shared some artwork from the team working on the "next" Mass Effect. The developer is even encouraging fans to download the higher...
News Mass Effect 5 May Use Unreal Engine Instead Of EA's Frostbite
"Everything is on the table..."
We haven't seen or heard too much about the next Mass Effect yet outside of a short clip at The Game Awards 2020, but a new report from VentureBeat is claiming that BioWare might be switching to Unreal Engine to create it. As you may recall, 2017's Mass Effect: Andromeda moved away from
News Sorry Folks, Mass Effect And Dragon Age Won't Be Appearing At EA Play Live This Month
But the teams are "hard at work"
With EA Play Live around the corner on July 22, many have been hoping to receive an update on the upcoming entries in BioWare's catalogue. Unfortunately, that won't be the case, as it's been confirmed neither Dragon Age nor Mass Effect will be making an appearance. BioWare confirmed the news on Twitter, saying it is...
Pick One Which Game In The Mass Effect Series Did You Start With?
The first one? Andromeda? Tell us!
It's time for another round of Pick One! Today, following the release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition earlier this week, we thought we'd take a look back at the series and ask one question - which game did you start with? Were you there at the beginning with Mass Effect on Xbox 360 in 2007, or did you wait for...
PSA Mass Effect Legendary Edition Has An Issue With Certain Xbox Accessories At Launch
But don't worry, there's a workaround
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be with us very, very soon, but unfortunately there's already an Xbox related bug that you'll want to be aware of when using certain accessories - particularly wireless headsets. The team at BioWare and EA say they have identified an issue where the game will crash to the...
News EA Explains Why Your Mass Effect Legendary Edition Pre-Load Is Only 20GB On Xbox
It's all to do with Smart Delivery
The whole situation surrounding Mass Effect Legendary Edition's pre-load on Xbox has been a little confusing up to this point. Some people have reported seeing a file size of 80GB+, some have reported seeing a file size of just 100mb, and now others are reporting seeing a file size of just over 20GB. Which is it?!...
News Unsurprisingly, Mass Effect Legendary Edition Is A Pretty Big Download On Xbox
And it's available to pre-load now
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be with us in just over a week on Friday. May 14, and you can begin pre-loading the game as of today! As you might expect, it's a big download clocking in at just over 84GB. The pre-load is beginning to roll out if you're already pre-ordered the game (don't forget to take...
PSA Buying Mass Effect Legendary Edition? You Can Get 6000 Microsoft Points For Free
If you buy it on the Microsoft Store
If you're a keen user of the brilliant Microsoft Rewards program then you'll probably know this already, but if you want to pre-order next week's Mass Effect Legendary Edition digitally, you can get 6000 Microsoft Rewards points for free! All you need to do is head to the Microsoft Rewards app on Xbox, locate...
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Looks Set To Have A Sizeable Day One Patch
Featuring visual and performance improvements
We're now just a couple of weeks away from the release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition on May 14, and when you get it on day one, it looks like you'll need to download an extra 10GB+ for its initial patch. Patch 01.01 has already been discovered for the game on PlayStation, where it's a size of 11.8GB,...
Video EA Reveals Side-By-Side Comparison For The Mass Effect Remaster Trilogy
See how much better the Legendary Edition will look
We're fast creeping up on the release of the highly anticipated Mass Effect Legendary Edition on May 14, but before then, EA and BioWare have started the hype train rolling with a bunch of gameplay and details over the past few days. The latest bit of marketing has arrived in the form of an...
News Xbox Game Pass Adds New Mass Effect Perk For Apex Legends
You can claim it for free right now
Microsoft has been pretty quiet on the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks front throughout March 2021 so far, but we've just received a pretty cool addition in the form of a Mass Effect Weapon Charm for Apex Legends. According to Microsoft, "this is the start of an exciting new monthly Perk drop in the form of Weapon...
News The Witcher Actor, Henry Cavill, Appears To Be Teasing A Mass Effect Project
Henry Cavill, most notable for this role as Superman and Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix adaptation of The Witcher, has been teasing a new project on his Instagram. Upon closer inspection, it appears that it could be related to the Mass Effect universe. In a tease on Instagram, Cavill can be seen getting prepped to shoot with...
News Voice Actor Of FemShep Overjoyed By Mass Effect Legendary Edition Trailer
"This is the greatest thing in the world"
EA yesterday announced the Mass Effect Legendary Edition would be released on Xbox on 14th May 2021. While BioWare's original trilogy had its high and low points over the years, many fans are more than happy to see the series return. This includes the voice actor of FemShep, Jennifer Hale, who was...
News Mass Effect Was Originally Planned To Get A Han Solo Inspired Spin-Off Game
"The game was intended to expand the Mass Effect universe"
As Mass Effect hype builds around the upcoming Legendary Edition, undiscovered details about the legacy of the series have begun revealing themselves. One of the most notable is how there were plans after the first game to release a Han Solo inspired spin-off game. According to a recent...
News Retailers List Mass Effect Legendary Edition With March Release Date
Update: It looks to be the real deal
Update: Eurogamer has also reported on this story, with the outlet claiming that it "understands" that the date is currently accurate, and barring any further delays, the game should be released on March 12th. Original story: The last few months of 2020 were filled with rumours about Mass Effect Legendary...
Video Here's Our First Sneak Peek At The Next Mass Effect
Yep, that sure looks like Liara
The next Mass Effect is very likely sometime away yet, but BioWare has nevertheless dropped an official teaser trailer on us as part of The Game Awards 2020, starring (seemingly) none other than Liara T'Soni! We haven't got any other details to share as of yet, but BioWare says "a veteran team is in the early stages...
News Mass Effect And Dragon Age Veterans Announce Departure From BioWare
"It's not an easy decision to make"
BioWare GM Casey Hudson and Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah have announced they'll be departing. Hudson worked on The Knights of the Old Republic and was also the co-creator of Mass Effect. He's been with BioWare for nearly 20 years now, apart from a short stint with Microsoft. His plan is to try...
Pick One Which Is Your Favourite Mass Effect Game?
Remember, you can only pick one!
It's time for another round of Pick One! Today, following the official announcement that Mass Effect Legendary Edition is on the way in Spring 2021, we thought we'd look back at the series' history on Xbox. There have been four games released on the platform since the arrival of the first Mass Effect in 2007,...
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Revealed, Arrives Spring 2021
BioWare finally makes it official
We've been seeing rumours, reports and even product listings for Mass Effect Legendary Edition in recent months, and now BioWare has finally made it official, with a targeted release in Spring 2021. The game will feature single-player base content and DLC from Mass Effect,
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Rated In Korea Following Months Of Rumours
It's time to unleash this thing, EA
We've been hearing so many rumours about an apparent Mass Effect Trilogy remaster over the past few months, and now the game has been rated by the The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea (thanks Gematsu). As recently rumoured, it looks set to be called Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and according to
Rumour Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Pushed Back To Early 2021
"They’re holding back until they’re certain"
We've been hearing a lot about an apparent Mass Effect Trilogy remaster in recent weeks, and it's even been listed by multiple retailers, but according to VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb, the game has been pushed back to early 2021.
News Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered Listed Again For Mid-October Release
Come on EA, announce this thing already
We've been hearing rumours about a potential Mass Effect Trilogy remaster for months now, and just recently it was listed by a Portuguese retailer with a release window of October. It's popped up again over the past few days via Czech retailer Herni-Svet (although it's since been removed), suggesting that the...
News Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered Listed For Xbox By Portuguese Retailer
Releasing as soon as next month?
We've been hearing rumours about a potential Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered release for months, but now Portuguese retailer Gaming Replay has actually listed the title for Xbox One on its website. The listing provides few details on the game ("more information soon"), but suggests that it will be released as soon as...
Rumour Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Still Likely For October, But Could Slip
"I’ve seen more than enough evidence to know it’s real"
There's been a lot of talk over the past few weeks about the potential release of a Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster later this year, and after VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb recently hinted that it might be announced and released in October, he has since taken to a podcast to reveal more...
Rumour Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster To Be Announced & Released In October
Are we looking at a shadow drop?
It was reported back in May by VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb that a Mass Effect Trilogy HD remaster was in the works, and now he appears to have hinted that the game could be announced and released in October. Grubb has been curating a list of upcoming announcements over the past few months which has proved highly...
News Pre-Orders Appear To Surface For The Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster
Even though it hasn't been announced yet
There's been a lot of talk about the potential of a Mass Effect Trilogy remaster over the past few months, and now some customers have seemingly been able to pre-order it at major UK retailer GAME. A few days ago, an image leaked online appearing to show a list of upcoming release dates for games, including...
News EA's Rumoured Mass Effect Trilogy Reportedly Targeting A Fall 2020 Release
More info expected to be revealed next week
You might recall last month how Venture Beat ran a story about the possible return of Commander Shepard in a Mass Effect trilogy. Although we were meant to be finding out if this was more than a rumour this week, EA Play has obviously been postponed until next week. This hasn't necessarily stopped us from...
News EA's HD Remaster Is Believed To Be The Mass Effect Trilogy
Save the galaxy, again
One of the best series during the Xbox 360 generation was Mass Effect. Believe it or not, but the first entry was actually published by Microsoft Game Studios and exclusive to the system for many years. It would be fantastic to see the return of Shepard and his crew across all three original games, but what are the chances of...
News Mass Effect DLC added to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility
No mass relays required.
Earlier this year, Microsoft surprised many gamers with the announcement that Xbox One would soon be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 titles. Whilst the feature isn't due to hit officially until November, Xbox Preview Program members were given a small selection of games to play. The vast majority of the games were first...