Mass Effect Legendary Edition will allow mod support, BioWare working with modding community

Written by Stuart Thomas on Fri, Feb 5, 2021 11:30 AM
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The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is releasing on May 14th, bringing the entire original trilogy into complete package all prettied up to higher resolutions. But the news brought concerns over the modding community, which has remained very active over the years, that mods would not be supported. But as it turns out, BioWare is actual working with the modding community in order to allow mod support in the upcoming remaster.

We’ve have been in touch with a few in the modding community to learn how best to a) update everyone on changes that will impact existing mods, and b) set the modding community up for success going forward,” said Project Director Mac Walters on Twitter. “It’s ongoing, and we’ll discuss in more detail by launch.

From updated textures, to restoring cut content, and general miscellaneous additions, the Mass Effect modding community has seen many different mods come out for all the games across the series, so it’s understandable that the community was concerned. Especially since previous remasters, like the Skyrim: Special Edition, have proven notoriously difficult for modders to port over their existing work.

Maybe modders will somehow bring back the Pinnacle Station DLC, which will be the only piece of single player content not included in the Legendary Edition due to corrupted code.

Either way, it sounds like BioWare will at least be supporting the modding community in any way they can, but there’ no guarantee yet that it will be a simple process. So we’ll just have to wait and see what they say up until launch.

What do you think? Are you excited for Mass Effect Legendary Edition? Have you ever downloaded any mods for the original Mass Effect games? What kind of mods did you download? And would you start the Legendary Edition with mods? Or go vanilla? Let us know!

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10:47 Feb-06-2021

is the remaster happening on the frostbite engine? or what?

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11:01 Feb-06-2021

its a touch up on textures and quality of life improvements for ME1 not a remaster like RE2/3 was few years back. so same engine.

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08:18 Feb-09-2021

those Resident Evil Remakes are the Gold Standard of Remakes. like seriously they recreated the entire game even the actual gameplay but they still maintained the FEEL. that is Truly an Artistic Recreation. Insane in my opinion

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13:43 Feb-06-2021

Nope, they are sticking with Unreal Engine 3, same as original. I believe EA learned their lesson with forcing Frostbite Engine on everyone, then everything doing badly because they were using engine they weren't familiar with and had to adjust. Then Fallen Order came with Unreal Engine 4 and basically became instant success. So I doubt EA will go as hardcore on forcing their engine as they did.

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08:18 Feb-09-2021

Wasnt the 3rd part made using Frostbite?

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23:00 Feb-09-2021

Nope, that would be ME Andromeda, 4th game, that one is on Frostbite 3 and was really underwhelming after troubled development, then getting assigned to newish support studio without experience... So it got messed up face animations and overall was far below quality of rest of series, since so much things had to be adjusted for Frostbite.

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06:55 Feb-10-2021

yeah this is the one that had a crazy development right? Jason Schreier Covered this one right?
Honestly Speaking i am not into Mass Effect i played it for a couple days but its not my kinda game. But i would Really Love to see Frostbite g

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06:59 Feb-10-2021

getting Mod Support. that is the flood gate holding Battlefield Modders back. Forcing them to make their own mods tools and man its taking super long. More Games Need Mod Support since the devs stop the gamers keep the game alive

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16:32 Feb-05-2021

They definitely get thumb up from me for that. Love to see games getting official mod support, because it makes things easier for everyone. Modders get tools and documentation, users get easier ways to install and manage mods and even if you don't use mods at all, you still lose nothing. Plus it potentially can get more modders on board, since it makes it easier.

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15:50 Feb-05-2021

Wow thats actually an improvement from when the og released, they were a pain in the ass to provide modding support back then. Hopefully that makes it easier to actually apply them rather than the roundabout way it does it now.

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13:23 Feb-05-2021

If modders can make custom missions in the Mass Effect games, we could have a Skyrim like situation where content keeps the game alive for years to come.

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21:27 Feb-05-2021

I think that is what the devs who aim for mod support are hoping for - the game to be played for years and years due to mods.

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11:42 Feb-06-2021

Also they made edits to the more "well-rounded" scenes in the game owing to angry mobs on the internet, here is hoping modders can restore those scenes in full 4K glory. XD

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12:41 Feb-06-2021

Americans and their fear of the human body...

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19:11 Feb-06-2021

I wonder do they not study anatomy in medical school or basic biology in middle school? Censorship has its place in any media but mindless censorship is just so stupid. Oh yeah and they fear cancel culture so much that nothing worth keeping comes out of them in the end.

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12:08 Feb-05-2021

Maybe someone can mod in a...satisfying ending to ME3? 3 picks for the end and you get a vague cutscene as a ending?

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15:48 Feb-05-2021

Check out MEHEM, makes the ending much more bearable and believable in context.

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