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Mass Effect Legendary Edition sold even better than EA expected

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It’s fair to say, without diving too deep into the soothing warm waters of hyperbole, that Mass Effect: Andromeda did some serious damage to one of BioWare’s biggest and most popular game series. Developer BioWare Montreal was transitioned to an EA support studio just a couple of months after Andromeda was released (before being erased completely), and not long after that, plans to continue the story in singleplayer DLC were dropped as well. It was a remarkable failure for one of the year’s most anticipated games.

Electronic Arts and BioWare spent the next couple of years reassuring fans that it was not giving up on the series, and in late 2020 finally came across with the goods (or, at least, a commitment to the goods) when it announced Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, a remaster of the original trilogy that launched in May 2021. It got off to a bit of a rough start thanks to some technical troubles, but that quickly improved thanks to bug fixes and balance changes, and it now has a “very positive” rating on Steam across more than 15,000 user reviews—the last 1,700+ of which have been “overwhelmingly positive.”

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