After those endless rumours last year and November's formal announcement, the time has finally come. Launched last Friday, Mass Effect Legendary Edition brings a remastered take on the original trilogy, and while fans have enjoyed returning to these adventures, it contains one glaring exclusion: multiplayer.
However, project director Mac Walters has now stated it could potentially return to Legendary Edition in the future. Speaking to CNET for a recent interview, he was asked about this omission, stating:
I would never say no to that -- we want to see what kind of reception the Legendary Edition gets and what the demand for the multiplayer is. And then we'll ask ourselves if we have the resources and time to bring it up to the quality level we and fans want.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition's Project Director Says Multiplayer Could Return
Previously, Walters stated to IGN this decision was made because they had to know "where to draw the line". Citing crossplay as one potential issue, Walters also pondered how to approach people still playing multiplayer in the original game, though he admits these aren't "insurmountable challenges".
While Mass Effect was originally a single-player experience, Mass Effect 3 introduced a multiplayer mode called "Galaxy at War", seeing four players team up to fight escalating waves of enemies. It's understandable why fans were disappointed by BioWare's initial decision and we're hopeful it'll eventually return.