Word of Pinnacle Station̵
Pinnacle Station was actually developed by an external studio called Demiurge. BioWare contacted Demiurge to see if they could get the original Pinnacle Station files from this team instead of BioWare’s files. And although Demiurge successfully found the source code, they were also corrupt.
Walters says that the only way to get the DLC into the Mass Effect Legendary Edition is if it was completely remade, which he says is impossible, as it would initially take us another six months just to do this with it. most of the team we have there[.]”
“I wish we could do it. Honestly, just because this is meant to be everything the team ever created, reunited,” Walters says. “So it was heartbreaking to leave it on the mantle floor.”Walters strictly refers to single-player content. Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer mode will also not be in the Legendary Edition, as Walters tells IGN was ultimately about “knowing where to draw the line.”
Walters cites challenges such as incorporating crossovers and bridges into the small number of players who still play the original multiplayer. And finally, Walters says the team needed to focus on creating a definitive single-player experience.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is available for pre-order now for PS4, Xbox One and PC. It will be forward compatible with the PS5 and Xbox Series X, although it will not be a dedicated version for next generation consoles, and it will include almost everything even extended Cut Ending.
MattTM Kim is a reporter for IGN. You can reach him on Twitter @lawoftd.