The whole Mass Effect Trilogy is now playable on Xbox One

To accompany the N7 Day reveal of Mass Effect: Andromeda, Microsoft has announced that the entire Mass Effect trilogy is now backwards compatible and can be played on Xbox One.

Shepherd’s second and third outings now accompany the original game on Mircosoft’s current gen platform. Mass Effect 3 was released in 2012, over a year before the Xbox One made it onto shelves.

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EA has previously announced that it has no interest in creating remasters of the original games, as is the current trend among some publishers. Instead, it wants BioWare to focus on creating the best ME game it possibly can with Andromeda.

It looks like backwards compatibility is as near as players will get to a re-release. In theory, there’s nothing to stop BioWare from adding features like 4K support to the original games, but it doesn’t sound like this is a likely prospect.

The Backwards Compatibility scheme has proven one of Microsoft’s better ideas of the past few years, and is all in service of creating an ecosystem which, like the PC, doesn’t abandon older games when console generations advance. Customers are able to vote on the games they would most like see entered into the scheme, and Mass Effect 3 is currently number six on the list.

Congrats everyone, your wish was granted. Just in case you missed it yesterday, here is the N7 Day trailer for Andromeda, which boasts some hefty beasts and exceedingly warbly bass sounds.


Post Author: Tech Review