Last week, BioWare treated us to some new details on Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, including a broad range of gameplay changes to modernise the trilogy. Now this week, the remasters have officially gone gold, paving the way for a successful launch next month.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition director, Mac Walters, shared the news today on Twitter, stating that the game has “gone gold” and encouraging fans to celebrate the occasion.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition has gone GOLD! It's been quite a journey – time to celebrate briefly. Maybe even dance a little… if that's you're thing. #MassEffect #Legendary pic.twitter.com/cvDmGjFrSi
— Mac Walters (@macwalterslives) April 9, 2021
In the software world, going gold is the point in development where you’ve reached Version 1.0 and are ready to print physical discs. Of course, in the digital gaming age, this does not mean that there won’t be a day-one patch.
Going gold doesn’t always discount last minute delays either, as we saw last year with Cyberpunk 2077, which was delayed shortly after ‘going gold’ and still launched in a very messy state. However, there have been no reports of messy development or poor project management with this Mass Effect remastered trilogy, so everything appears to be on the up and up here.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition will release for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on the 14th of May.
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