Mass Effect Legendary Edition’s upgrades shine in motion.
The visual upgrades in Mass Effect Legendary Edition are clear, but sometimes you need to see the before-and-after to really get a sense of how big the jump is.
When we got invited last week to see Mass Effect Legendary Edition for the first time, Alex put together a comparison between old and new using a few screenshots. Since then, BioWare showed more of the upgrades in the first-look trailer.
YouTuber Cycu1 managed to replicate every shot in the trailer in the original games, and put them side-by-side with each other to really illustrate the differences. As you’d expect, the upgrade is more pronounced in the first Mass Effect, given its age.
It’s also worth keeping in mind that many of the shots in the trailer are cutscenes, so we still need a longer look at gameplay for all the nuances of this remaster to really shine. All that said, the upgrades to texture resolution, reflections, lighting, and overall model quality are hard to ignore.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition releases May 14 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game’s minimum and recommended PC specs recently went live on Steam.