Remastered Mass Effect Trilogy for PS4 & Xbox One 'discussions' happening

BioWare is discussing remastering the Mass Effect Trilogy for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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BioWare is discussing the possibility of releasing the Mass Effect Trilogy on PS4 and Xbox One. A fan tweeted about the possibility of making a 1080p version with high-res textures and support for 60 frames per second--much like the recently-released "Definitive Edition" of Tomb Raider.

BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn responded, saying: "We have discussed that internally. If we can put solid plans together we'll share." (via Joystiq)

The next Mass Effect game is in development at BioWare Montreal. Undoubtedly, a re-release of the original trilogy on the new platforms could pique interest in the upcoming title.

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    March 3, 2014 11:00 AM

    Riccí D. Kearney posted a new article, Remastered Mass Effect Trilogy for PS4 & Xbox One 'discussions' happening.

    BioWare is discussing remastering the Mass Effect Trilogy for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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      March 3, 2014 11:14 AM

      If there is a remastered version of ME1, that had *better* be on PC.

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      March 3, 2014 11:14 AM

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      March 3, 2014 11:16 AM

      Needs to be on PC first and foremost, but is this a relaunch with all DLC, in the correct order? DXHR directors cut with Missing Link inserted correctly was really great.

      I'd probably do ME 1/2/3 again with *all* DLC for a reasonable price.

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      March 3, 2014 11:21 AM

      I can understand remastered versions of games like Skyrim and Tomb Raider that have huge, amazing areas to show off. But Mass Effect games were always so boxed in that I'm not sure how upgraded versions could really help. Unless they add a TON of detail and make the (in my opinion) rather bland environments more lively I'm not interested.

      What I'm looking for in this next gen is density. Take a look at a game like Witcher 3 and see what I'm talking about. There is detail in every inch of that world.

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      March 3, 2014 12:04 PM

      As much as I love these games - No. Just no. Create new things, even if it is the next chapter in Mass Effect on the new consoles. Any effort upgrading visuals etc would be better spent on a new game.

      I don't need to go back and play them again on a newer console. That is just lazy on their part.

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        March 3, 2014 12:29 PM

        Yeah, I'm ready for brand new Mass Effect. Just something new from that Universe! Anything!

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          March 3, 2014 5:04 PM

          Well they're already working on it, it's just a matter of time.

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        March 3, 2014 1:57 PM

        They'd most likely give the project to a studio that's great at porting.

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          March 3, 2014 7:19 PM

          ^That and they're already working on a new game

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        March 3, 2014 4:09 PM

        Businesses like making money.

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        March 3, 2014 7:14 PM

        I disagree. I think classics (which at least the first two Mass Effect games are) deserve a new fresh coat of paint every once in a while. Just because I've played it before doesn't mean I wouldn't love another ride through that story.

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          March 3, 2014 8:36 PM

          I disagree - it hasn't been anywhere long enough. ME3 just came out in 2012; I think it is a bit early for the nostalgia play.

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      March 3, 2014 12:43 PM

      Way too soon. And if they kept asking me what it would take to buy the thing sooner, and it would be to make all three games into one coherent vision. That's a lot of work, and EA won't do it so I won't buy it anyway.

      Also fix the ending.

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      March 3, 2014 1:12 PM

      If it was a bundle of all three games and included all the DLC and hi-res textures then I'd pay $60 for that.

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      March 3, 2014 1:13 PM

      Hopefully they do a pass on the UI for Mass Effect 1's inventory management.

      That's by far the worst part of the whole series.

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          March 3, 2014 1:55 PM

          Hell I'd be happy if you could have some sort of stacking or grouping ability.

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        March 4, 2014 1:31 AM

        It wasn't brilliant, but they stripped it down far too much in ME2.

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      March 3, 2014 2:00 PM

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      March 3, 2014 2:04 PM

      What I want from this but doubt would happen:

      1. ME1 and 2 would have ME3's gameplay/UI
      2. All DLCs included
      3. They hire Drew Karpyshyn to do a "Director's Cut" of ME3 so we could get his story/ending instead

      I think 1. and 2. are VERY feasible but I know 3. is total pie-in-the-sky dreaming. I still want it, though.

      And of course, I want a PC VERSION.

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      March 3, 2014 2:50 PM

      I'd get it IF it included all the DLC at one time. No more nickel and dime bullshit.

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      March 3, 2014 3:24 PM

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      March 3, 2014 3:24 PM

      I'd be interested if a remastered version came out for PC with all DLC. Otherwise, nope. I've beaten it 3 times already and got some of the DLC. It'd have to be the whole package

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      March 3, 2014 4:02 PM

      I would buy it, if it had a new ending.

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      March 3, 2014 4:11 PM

      But THIS action, of course, is NOT devaluing the IP.

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        March 3, 2014 4:19 PM

        How would this devalue the IP?

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          March 3, 2014 5:12 PM

          Churning out the SAME GAME again? Not even a sequel, just the same game.
          But my comment was really pointed at: How is putting a game on sale devaluing it but just repackaging it and selling it again is not?

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            March 3, 2014 6:00 PM

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              March 3, 2014 6:07 PM

              Yeah, that and there are still no Firefall beta keys being given away here (totally separate issue, but I like mentioning it every once in a while).

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      March 3, 2014 5:48 PM

      yes please, the trilogy on the ps3 isn't great.

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      March 3, 2014 5:56 PM

      i would love this on a PC; all 3 games (+DLC) as 1, in a spiffy new engine, updated UI and no fokkin MAKO or scanning.

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        March 3, 2014 7:11 PM

        You can't remove the Mako from the first game. Besides, it was awesome. A vehicle of some kind was missed in the two sequels.

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      March 3, 2014 7:08 PM

      Man.

      Mass Effect 1 with Mass Effect 3's combat?

      Oh God, UNFFFFFFFFFF.

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      March 3, 2014 7:11 PM

      Hopefully this gets a PC release as well.

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      March 3, 2014 8:47 PM

      Nope. After the mess that was 3 I'm done. 1 and 2 were super awesome, though.

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        March 3, 2014 9:01 PM

        3 was awesome, it just had a shitty ending.

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      March 3, 2014 8:55 PM

      If they completely revamped the last 1/4 - 1/3 of ME3 (and by revamp I mean almost completely remove and remake from scratch, while keeping Casey Hudson the hell away from it) I would be all over this. I'd pay full price for the game again for that.

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        March 3, 2014 9:30 PM

        I just want to see an ending where Commander Shepherd, the Alliance, the Council, all his team and buddies, and even maybe the Illusive man, all depending on how you played the game, somehow come together with a way to defeat the reapers that is so amazing, so crazy, so awesome, so jaw-dropping that my mind is blown for weeks after after playing the game. The reapers were among the best done and scariest baddies I've seen in a game, Shepherd and team were fantastic heroes, and they all deserve a a way better ending than what we got. The problem was never that the ending wasn't happy enough, the problem was that it was incredibly stupid and lame and wasn't nearly awesome enough compared to the rest of the game series.

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      March 3, 2014 10:18 PM

      I admit I'd love to see this (but for PC), but I think the news is getting blown out of context. Just because it came up in discussion once doesn't mean there are any real plans for it to ever happen. This is just teasing the fans who would be interested.

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      March 3, 2014 11:36 PM

      Fine, have my money.

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      March 4, 2014 12:49 AM

      The fact that I still can't buy all the ME3 DLC nearly in a package is stupid. I refuse to pay as much as they're asking, and I refuse to go though the trouble of finding out which DLCs are worth the price and which aren't. Just give me a package on Origin (where I have the core game) which includes everything at a reasonable price, and I'll grab it.

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      March 4, 2014 1:26 AM

      This is what I asked for a while back. I would love an excuse to play again.

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      March 4, 2014 3:39 AM

      I haven't ever played 3 (other than the loltastic demo) so I would be in to this as long as they didn't charge an arm and a leg.

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      March 4, 2014 6:24 AM

      They'd have to update some of those game play mechanics as well. This is a solid idea. This way the series can live on in the current-gen consoles/ Its a win-win. UPDATE those mechanics those. They moved like stiff mannequins. fluidity is the word and the AI make them smarter and if you can remove that unnecessary MP we are golden. Its an added thing that's not needed, the game is strong on its own merit.

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      March 5, 2014 3:11 PM

      If they include all the DLC, then I'd absolutely be down for another run through the series. But with EA, that's a big "if".

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