Speculation is continuing to grow around a potential remaster of the Mass Effect trilogy with a recent retailer listing for consoles.
Since the original trilogy concluded in 2012 with Mass Effect 3, fans of BioWare’s sci-fi RPG series have been clamoring for an HD remaster of the complete trilogy for years. Speculation has always grown that, eventually, EA will succumb to fan wishes and release a remastered collection of the series, with a new retailer listing throwing more fervor onto the potential of a Mass Effect remaster.
Users on social media discovered that a store listing for a Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered collection appeared on Portuguese retailer Gaming Replay, though the listing was swiftly removed after being uncovered. You can check out a screenshot of the listing below:
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According to the information that was listed on Gaming Replay, the Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered collection is planned for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch and scheduled for release in October 2020. Additionally, the collections are priced at 59.99 € each on PS4 and Xbox One, while the Switch version is priced at 49.99 €. The listings also feature placeholder box art for each version with the logo from the Mass Effect Trilogy collection that was previously released for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
Given that neither Electronic Arts or BioWare have officially confirmed or announced a remaster of the complete trilogy, obviously this all should be taken with a healthy amount of salt. Rumors around a remastered version of the trilogy have persisted for some time, and nothing concrete has come yet from either the publisher or developer. However, earlier in the year there was some speculation that EA has plans to announce an upcoming HD remaster, lending to rumors that we might finally get to return to BioWare’s acclaimed trilogy at some point on modern hardware.