News Dragon Age: Origins Writer Thinks It's Time For 'PS5-Era Bells and Whistles' Remaster
So two thousand and late
Dragon Age: Origins writer David Gaider thinks it's time for a "PS5-era bells and whistles" remaster, presumably with 4K visuals running at 60fps, with haptic integration, and we can't help but agree. Gaider was musing on Twitter that, given the current appetite for high-quality remasters and remakes from the 2000s (such as...
News Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Gameplay Leak Shows Action Combat, Grey Warden HQ
A new age
Early gameplay footage from Dragon Age: Dreadwolf has shown up online, highlighting the game's new action-based combat system. As per previously leaked details, you'll only be able to control the main character in fights, while your current party members back you up — a bit like how Mass Effect plays. This latest leak shows the player...
Rumour Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Could Still Be a Long Way Off
Despite previous reports
Last we heard, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf was playable from start to finish — at least, in alpha build form. This positive update on the project arrived in October of last year, and led to speculation surrounding the game's eventual release date. Many had thought that the BioWare RPG could be targeting a late 2023 launch, but...
News Lead Mass Effect 2, 3 Writer Leaves BioWare After 19 Years
He had a... massive effect
BioWare veteran Mac Walters has departed the developer following 19 years of service. Walters is best known for his work on the Mass Effect series, and in particular, he was credited as the lead writer on both Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. Much more recently, he was the project director on the excellent Mass Effect...
Random Mass Effect Director Stoked Someone Finally Caught His Top Gun Reference
"I've been waiting so long"
It looks like Casey Hudson, director of the original Mass Effect trilogy, is a huge fan of Top Gun. Further, he worked a reference to the 80s classic into the opening text of the first Mass Effect game, which has apparently gone unnoticed until now. In fact, the opening text is the reference. As pointed out by Twitter...
Review Mass Effect Legendary Edition (PS4) - An Enriching, Engrossing, Excellent Trilogy, Now Better Than Ever
Republished on Wednesday 30th November 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of December's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. One of gaming's most beloved trilogies is back, and quite frankly, it's better than ever. If you loved the intergalactic adventures of Commander Shepard...
News Next Mass Effect Gets a Tiny Teaser for N7 Day
We might have forgotten that today is N7 Day — the date on which everything Mass Effect is celebrated — but BioWare hasn't! The developer has posted what seems to be a very, very, very small teaser for the next Mass Effect on social media. The 25-second clip shows some kind of space station (which sort of resembles an...
News Deus Ex, Guardians of the Galaxy Writer to Lead Narrative on the Next Mass Effect
I'm Commander Shepard, and this is the best news I've heard in a long time
Rejoice, Garrus stans! Mary DeMarle, award-winning writer of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and most recently Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, will be joining BioWare as Senior Narrative Director. DeMarle will be joining the Mass Effect team, lending...
Rumour BioWare May Have Just Confirmed the Return of Commander Shepard in the New Mass Effect
The show goes on
Well well well, what do we have here? As the headline suggests, BioWare may have just let slip some huge news regarding the new Mass Effect game, which is currently in development. It's already known that the title will take place after the original trilogy, with key recurring character Liara supposedly popping up in the...
News New Mass Effect 'Now Early in Development', BioWare Confirms
Follow the Shepard
The next Mass Effect game was announced back in December 2020, but we've seen nothing of it since that initial teaser trailer (aside from some vague concept art). We've always assumed that the new instalment is years away from release — and wording in BioWare's latest blog post backs that up. The arti
News BioWare Still 'Hard at Work' on New Mass Effect, Dragon Age 4
Dragon Age still a single-player RPG
BioWare has published a developer blog post to bring in the new year. Penned by studio manager Gary McKay, the article discusses the general state of BioWare, and what its plans are for the future. McKay also mentions the success of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which has been a huge hit with both players and...
News New Mass Effect Legendary Edition Stats Show 15% of Players Didn't Even Recruit Garrus
It was N7 Day over the weekend — Mass Effect's annual celebration — and BioWare provided some entertainment through a new set of player statistics based on choices from Mass Effect Legendary Edition. The stats make for an interesting read, highlighting things like character loyalty in Mass Effect 2, the endings of Mass Effect...
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Sales 'Well Above' Expectations, Says EA
EA has just enjoyed a very successful quarter according to the company's latest earnings report — and the release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition played a big part in that. The remastered collection launched back in May, and EA says that it's sold "well above" expectations up until this point. "The launch of Mass Effect Legendary...
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Stats Show Most Popular Shepard, Key Story Choices, and Much More
Paragon vs. Renegade
BioWare has released a fantastic infographic for Mass Effect Legendary Edition, detailing all kinds of stats and statistics based on the choices players have made across all three remastered games. Please note that some of these stats do refer to potential story spoilers. It makes for a really interesting read, especially if...
News Dragon Age 4 on Track for 2023 Release, Says Report
An age later
Veteran RPG studio BioWare skipped EA Play Live 2021 earlier this week, meaning that we didn't get any new updates on Dragon Age 4 (or whatever it ends up being called). However, in a new report, VentureBeat cites sources that say Dragon Age 4 development is going well, and that it's currently on track for a 2023 release window. As
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Patch 1.03 Fixes Trophy Bugs, Weird Eye Animations, and More
A new update for Mass Effect Legendary Edition is available to download now on PlayStation 4 (and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility). Patch 1.03 makes some mostly minor adjustments, but it all adds up. Most notably, the update should fix an issue that was stopping players from popping specific, long-term Trophies — like...
Poll Who's Your Favourite Mass Effect Legendary Edition Squadmate?
With the release schedule slowing down a bit for the time being (don't worry, it gets a lot busier in June), we wanted to go with a fun Friday poll this week. In case you somehow didn't know, Mass Effect Legendary Edition is out right now, and we're thoroughly enjoying Commander Shepard's quest to stop the Reapers all over again...
News BioWare Would 'Never Say No' to Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Making a Return
Hold the line
We're still playing through Mass Effect Legendary Edition for review, but so far the remastered trilogy has surpassed our expectations. It is missing one thing from the old games, though: Mass Effect 3's surprisingly great multiplayer mode. BioWare confirmed that it wouldn't be included in Legendary Edition long before release, but...
Poll Did You Buy Mass Effect Legendary Edition?
Back to the future
After a whole console generation of waiting, Mass Effect Legendary Edition is finally here — a fully remastered and party reworked collection of all three games in BioWare's original sci-fi trilogy. What a time to be alive! Many an existing Mass Effect fan will no doubt have already had Legendary Edition pre-ordered, but we...
Hands On Mass Effect Legendary Edition Is a Massive Upgrade That Plays Better Than Ever
Good to see you, Commander
We've waited an entire console generation for BioWare to finally remaster the Mass Effect trilogy, but it looks as though our patience has been rewarded with a collection that goes above and beyond. Ideally, we would be bringing you a full review of Mass Effect Legendary Edition right now, but we simply haven't had it long...
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Has Three Platinum Trophies on PS4, 130 Trophies in Total
Reapers what you sow
Wow, if you're a hardcore Trophy hunter, then Mass Effect Legendary Edition is going to keep you very, very busy. The Trophy list for the upcoming remastered collection is now online, and it's gigantic. Each game in the trilogy has its own list, and there's an additional, smaller list that covers challenges across all three...
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Download Size Is Massive on PS5, PS4
Even bigger in Europe
With Mass Effect Legendary Edition just over a week away (at the time of writing), we've seen quite a few people asking about how big its file size is going to be. After all, this is all three games from the original trilogy bundled into one release — and they've all been fully remastered and enhanced to boot. With that in...
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Can Hit 4K, 60FPS on PS5, Up to 60FPS on PS4, PS4 Pro
Quality and performance modes revealed
BioWare has detailed the kind of technical performance that we can expect from Mass Effect Legendary Edition on PlayStation platforms. Before we get into the numbers, we should reiterate that Mass Effect Legendary Edition is a PS4 game — but unsurprisingly, it'll run best on PS5 through backwards...
News Easily Create Your Own Custom Mass Effect Wallpaper and PS4 Box Art with This Official Editor
Paragon or Renegade?
EA and BioWare have launched a webpage that lets you create your own custom Mass Effect art, just in time for the release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition. The editing tool lets you choose Shepard's alignment, your favourite squadmates from all three titles in the original trilogy, and a suitable background. Once you've got your...
Live Mass Effect Celebrates Legendary Edition with Full Trilogy Soundtrack Stream
Massively effective bangers
A quick heads up for all you hardcore Mass Effect fans out there: the official Mass Effect YouTube channel is going live with a stream featuring the full original trilogy soundtrack, in order to celebrate the upcoming release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition. We've embedded the video above. In case you already don't...
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Will Have a Photo Mode
BioWare's Mac Walters has broken the news that Mass Effect Legendary Edition will have a photo mode, allowing you to pause the game and capture your favourite moments. Considering how many memorable scenarios the Mass Effect trilogy has, this can only be a good thing. Walters also shared a screenshot, showcasing the newly announced...
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Graphics Comparison Shows Some Massive Improvements
BioWare has released an official comparison video for Mass Effect Legendary Edition, placing scenes from the upcoming remaster alongside the original trilogy — and the difference is night and day in most cases. As previously stated by the developer, it's the first Mass Effect that's received the most noticeable overhaul, both in terms of...
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Goes Gold Ahead of Release in May
It seems crazy to think that an entire console generation almost went by without the announcement of a remastered Mass Effect trilogy, but at least it's finally happening. Mass Effect Legendary Edition is now ready for its 14th May release date on PlayStation 4, as BioWare confirms that the game has gone gold. For those totally out of...
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Details All Kinds of Gameplay Improvements to Combat, Mako, Character Creation, and More
It seems as though BioWare has really put some work into the upcoming Mass Effect Legendary Edition. In case you don't already know, this is a collection of all three games from the original Mass Effect trilogy, remastered and enhanced for PlayStation 4 (and PlayStation 5, via backwards compatibility). Legendary Edition is out in...
News The Next Dragon Age Was Going to Be a Live Service Game, But Now It's Set to Be Single-Player Only
Thank the Maker?
Here's a story that somehow managed to pass us by: the next Dragon Age game — commonly referred to as Dragon Age 4 — was going to be a 'live service' title, incorporating a "heavy" multiplayer component. But apparently, that vision for the project was scrapped following the success of single-player adventure Star Wars Jedi:...
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Graphics Comparison Shows a Significant Step Forward
BioWare gave us our first real look at Mass Effect Legendary Edition last week. The remastered package includes all three titles from the original trilogy, touched up with improved character models, assets, textures, and lighting. It's also set to run at 60 frames-per-second on PS5 and PS4 Pro, with support for 4K resolution. We've...
Rumour EA Will Decide If ANTHEM Lives or Dies This Week
Publisher to evaluate ANTHEM Next
A big ANTHEM overhaul has been in the works at BioWare since at least early 2020, following the game's incredibly shaky launch back in February 2019. And now, it's apparently time for EA to step in and see whether it thinks that the project is still worth backing. According to a new Bloomberg report, the publish
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Is Quite the Upgrade in Shepard Comparison Shots
I'm Commander Shepard
All three games in the original Mass Effect trilogy have received noticeable visual upgrades in Mass Effect Legendary Edition, but it's the first title in particular that's sounding more and more like it's had a real overhaul. BioWare has released new comparison screenshots taken from the upcoming remaster, this time showing...
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Is 60FPS on PS5, PS4 Pro, Has Much Faster Load Times, Expanded Character Creator, More
Details on the remastered trilogy
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is shaping up to be the definitive version of the beloved Mass Effect trilogy. We already know that the original Mass Effect has had the most work done to it; BioWare confirmed that Shepard's first outing features a number of "gameplay enhancements" in Legendary Edition. We're talking...
News Mass Effect 1 Has 'Gameplay Enhancements' in Mass Effect Legendary Edition
Better everything, apparently
Let's face it: the original Mass Effect had already aged terribly when it was finally ported to PS3 in 2012, and here in 2021, it's a borderline disaster in terms of gameplay feel. Thankfully, BioWare has apparently taken the time to finetune the first game for Mass Effect Legendary Edition. The official site says that...
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Arrives in May, 4K Trailer Shows the Remaster in Action
Mass Effect Legendary Edition was officially announced back in November of last year, following on from months of rumours and speculation. And now, we finally get to see the remastered trilogy in action. We also have a confirmed release date: the 14th May, 2021. It's coming to PS4, but PS5 players will
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Is Probably Being Revealed in Full This Week
Fight for the lost
We're all expecting Mass Effect Legendary Edition to release at some point within the next couple of months or so — a recent leak had it down for the 12th March. But if that really is the case, then we're going to need to see this remastered trilogy in action. Fortunately, it sounds like the big reveal could be heading our way...
Rumour Mass Effect Legendary Edition Release Date Set for 12th March
The official release window for Mass Effect Legendary Edition is 'Spring 2021', but a full date may have just been leaked by a number of retailers. They've got it down for Friday the 12th March 2021, and Eurogamer reckons that the information is accurate. Sounds about right to us. For those totally out of the loop, Mass Effect Legendary...
News BioWare Shares Dragon Age 4 Art of What We Hope Is a Badass Magic Archer Class
Wow, slow news day or what? Listen, we don't usually make articles based on concept art, but hear us out on this one. BioWare executive producer Christian Dailey has posted a cool looking picture of what seems to be some kind of magic archer from Dragon Age 4 (or whatever it ends up being called). We're writing about it because it might...
News The Next Dragon Age Gets an Ominous New Teaser Trailer
Who's ready for a new Dragon Age trailer? Wait, don't go — this one isn't just a load of concept art! It's an actual legit teaser trailer... With characters and stuff. Okay, look, it's CG, but it's the most we've been shown of this game so far. "The world of Dragon Age needs a new hero – someone who can take on the evil forces...
News The Next Mass Effect Game Teased, Liara Appears in Post-Trilogy Trailer with N7 Armour
Surprise! It looks like BioWare is taking Mass Effect away from Andromeda and back to the setting of the original trilogy. A shock trailer for what's been labelled 'The Next Mass Effect' aired during The Game Awards, showing a destroyed Crucible and — gasp! — Liara on a snowy planet. There, she picks up a shard of N7 armour. Just...
News Veteran Mass Effect and Dragon Age Producers Leave BioWare
New games still in development
In news that's sure to set tongues wagging, veteran BioWare employees Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah have announced that they're retiring from the company. This is actually the second time that Hudson has left BioWare. After spearheading the Mass Effect trilogy, his first departure came in 2014, but he returned to the...
News Next Mass Effect Game in Early Development
Here's some nice art
BioWare has confirmed that its next Mass Effect project is underway — although it sounds like it's still very early days. After (finally!) announcing Mass Effect Legendary Edition — a full remaster of the original trilogy, complete with DLC — the studio wrote: "A veteran team has been hard at work envisioning the next...
News Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Officially Announced for PS4, Includes All Single-Player DLC and PS5 Enhancements
After what feels like an eternity of writing about the supposed Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster, it's finally, finally, finally been made official. BioWare has announced that Mass Effect Legendary Edition will launch in Spring 2021 for PS4. It'll include all three Mass Effect games from the original trilogy, complete with all of their...
News Multiple Trusted Sources Tease Mass Effect Announcement This Weekend
Is it finally happening?
Okay, nobody panic, but it looks like it's finally happening. N7 Day falls on this weekend — Saturday the 7th November, to be clear — and fans have been hoping that BioWare will celebrate the annual event by finally announcing the long rumoured Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster (also known as Mass Effect Legendary Edition)...
News Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster May Finally Be Announced This Weekend, Fans Hope
There's a growing hope that the long, long, long rumoured Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster — also known as Mass Effect Legendary Edition — may finally be announced this weekend. At this point, we all know that the remaster is happening — it's been outed by multiple trusted sources on multiple occasions — but the wait for its official...
News Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Sighted on Retail Website, Please Just Announce This Game EA
Here we are again
The long rumoured Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster was spotted on a Portuguese retail website earlier today. The listing has since been taken down. That's it. That's the story. Does it mean anything? Who knows. But certain insiders swear that this remaster is real, and that a release was initially planned for October. However, with...
News BioWare Gives a Tiny Glimpse of Dragon Age 4
See you in 2023
BioWare brought a new look at Dragon Age 4 to Gamescom Opening Night Live 2020, and when we say new look, we mean it showed us some concept art. Again. The trailer's over four minutes long, but we only get about then seconds of gameplay footage. And even then, it's clearly very, very early in development. We're not expecting to get...
News New Artbook May Suggest Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Is a 2021 Release
A new, official artbook for the Mass Effect Trilogy has been spotted on a number of websites, including Amazon. Titled 'Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy: Expanded Edition', the book is currently up for pre-order, and it's set to release on the 23rd March, 2021. Ever since the book's existence was discovered earlier this week, fans have...
News Here's 10 Whole Seconds of New Dragon Age 4 Footage
Thank the Maker!
We've all been dying to see the next Dragon Age -- commonly referred to as Dragon Age 4 -- in action for a long time now, but the wait is finally over. During EA Play 2020, we got to see ten whole seconds of brand new footage straight from BioWare. It begins 31 seconds into the video above. There's a big tree. A stone arch. Some...