Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Release Date Officially Announced

Electronic Arts finally put the questions to rest today, announcing the date players will return as Commander Shepard.

EA and BioWare announced the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition collection will release worldwide on May 14. The game will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin and Steam. The game will not have a next-gen specific version, but will be playable on PS5 and the Xbox Series using backward compatibility.

EA confirmed the collection includes the single-player content for Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, along with over 40 DLC. This includes story expansion, weapons and armor packs. The remaster brings the visual experience to 4K Ultra HD available in HDR and enhanced performance. The Mass Effect collection also includes enhanced models, shaders, and depth of field among other improvements. Players won’t need to feel limited in the character creation menu either. BioWare unified the options across the full trilogy meaning players can play as Femshep (female Shepard) in all three titles.

PC players will notice additional benefits. The game features native controller support, ultra widescreen support, user interface improvements, and DirectX11 compatibility. You can check out the full overview of the game by visiting the site here.

The announcement squashes the leaked release date in January. Users spotted two overseas retailers tweeting out the games release date as March 12. The retailers deleted the posts sometime after. The collection release will give fans something to hold on to while they wait for more information about the new Mass Effect, which was revealed at December’s Game Awards with a teaser trailer.

Jeremy Culver is the founder and owner of Press Start. He's been playing games since as long as he can remember with his favorite series being Final Fantasy. You can send him news tips by emailing

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