Mass Effect Legendary Edition loses one DLC to corrupted source code
Mass Effect Legendary Edition came at the right time to salvage the ailing franchise. Several fans felt understandably slighted by the thoroughly underwhelming Andromeda title. BioWare quickly sought to get the franchise back on track with the announcement of the fifth entry in the series. A special Legendary edition, featuring upgraded versions of the original trilogy, was crafted to accompany the new game’s hype train. Unfortunately, BioWare announced the disappearance of one of the first game’s DLC from the new Legendary Edition.
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Fans rejoiced at the prospect of replaying the original games in all their remastered glory but they will have to play it without one DLC. Mass Effect developer BioWare intended to include all content for the release but found themselves unable to continue due to corrupted source code. The Pinnacle Station DLC served as a practice zone for players of the original game. It features an additional map and 13 combat scenarios for player training. Legendary Edition project director Mac Walters shared his team’s troubles with the DLC in question.
“I wish we could do it. Honestly, just because this is meant to be everything that the team ever created, brought together again. And so, leaving it all on the cutting-room floor, it was heartbreaking.”
Fans wondering why the developers won’t just simply remake the DLC will be surprised. Walters states that any attempts to recreate the broken DLC will take “us another full six months just to do this with most of the team we’ve got.” The insistence to include this DLC in the remaster bundle would mean a longer development time. Ultimately, this would put the developer in trouble as preorders for the title have already begun.
Troubles with the Pinnacle Station DLC source code caused problems as far back as the release of the original trilogy on the PlayStation 3. Similarly, the PS3 Mass Effect Trilogy launched without the DLC.
The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is now available for pre-order for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.