Mass Effect Legendary Edition photo mode detailed

When it finally launched next month, Mass Effect Legendary Edition will come tagged with a newly added photo mode BioWare has confirmed.

The remastered Mass Effect trilogy has a release date of May 14th 2021 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will also be available on new consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X|S) with some bonus enhancements.


The new photo mode has been teased on Twitter by Mass Effect Legendary Edition Project Director, Mac Walters. The BioWare lead gave us an early glimpse at this feature which will be compatible with all three games, including the original Mass Effect.

Although we’re no strangers to a PS4/Xbox One remaster, not many of them have been updated to include a photo mode. From the screenshot shown, we can see that there will be options for video game photographs to experiment with including focal length and filters. We assume one of the icons (to the far right) will also allow you toggle Shepard’s helmet on or off, perhaps giving you the bonus option of swapping out armour sets. Either way, expect your gaming social feeds to be full of Mass Effect snaps.

To avoid any confusion, this is a remaster in the traditional sense and not a full-blown remake. Although BioWare have made some extensive changes here to modernise all three games, don’t expect Mass Effect Legendary Edition to introduce new or revised content. If you were looking for more dialogue, romance options, or perhaps a different ending, you won’t find it here. You won’t find any online multiplayer either.

One major focus of remastering the trilogy has been combat tuning. BioWare are now able to revisit 2007’s original Mass Effect and rework large portions of the game so they align with improvements made later in the series. Weapon handling is much more fluid and precise with tweaks made to enemies and bosses (such as headshot detection), BioWare also rebalancing character abilities while improving their cover shooting mechanics.

We’ll have more on Mass Effect Legendary Edition when the remasters launch next month.

Source: Twitter (@macwalterslives)

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