With only a week to go before the launch of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, an all-inclusive remaster of the original Mass Effect trilogy, we were hoping to hear a little bit more about the upcoming title before its official release on May 14, 2021. Fortunately, EA answered our prayers via a recent developer updated posted on EA’s official website, detailing the game’s performance benchmarks on new consoles.
Console players can toggle between two gameplay modes at any time on all platforms:
Favour Quality prioritizes achieving the highest visual fidelity possible in exchange for a lower target framerate.
Favour Framerate prioritizes the highest framerate possible by scaling native resolution and reducing some graphical features.
The biggest change between the two next-gen consoles is the fact that the game can run at 4K/60FPS in favour quality mode on the Xbox Series X but only 4K/40 on the PS5. Likewise, in favour framerate mode, it can run at 120FPS on Xbox Series X (at 1440p) but only 60FPS at the same resolution on PS5. This is due to how both consoles handle backwards compatible games, with more work being required to improve PS4 games for the PS5.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition launches on May 14, 2021, on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4/5 and PC via EA’s Origin and Steam.