Mass Effect Legendary Edition won’t launch on the Switch as fans expected.
It’s official, Mass Effect Legendary Edition was announced for current and next-gen consoles, but despite previous expectations, it won’t be hitting the Nintendo Switch.
It’s been a wild ride waiting for BioWare to announce Mass Effect‘s remaster ever since it got to that ripe age of being remaster-worthy. It didn’t help that it was teased by VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb all the way back in August. At the time, he felt confident the developer would reveal and release the remaster in October, 2020.
Obviously, that time came and went and its release window was pushed back to a March release. Back in June, BioWare revealed its plan to launch seven games to the Switch. While fans hoped the compilation would be one of them, Grubb stamped it out but also didn’t make fans lose all hope of it coming to Nintendo’s new flagship console.
“EA has multiple games coming to Nintendo Switch and Mass Effect is definitely not one of them. Not yet, anyhow. If that happens, it won’t happen in that one-year window that they talked about in their last shareholder meeting.”
This snag is incredibly disappointing for those who wanted to experience the reaches of space on their Switch. It is doubly disappointing to those who saw an early Mass Effect Trilogy listing across all major platforms – including the Switch – go live on Portuguese game retailer, GamingReplay. It was taken down shortly after, though.
At this stage, we don’t know much about the release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, but we do know it’s going to be in spring, 2021.