Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is meant to be the ultimate collection for the trilogy, a complete package that includes all three games and every single extra content – with one exception. (Well, two exceptions, but the exclusion of Mass Effect 3s multiplayer is a completely different worm pitcher.) You are not playing Mass Effect 1s Pinnacle Station.
You may have been able to guess it if you have followed closely the previous releases of the first Mass Effect. Pinnacle Station was also missing in the otherwise complete PlayStation 3 version of the game, an absence that at the time was attributed to corrupted source files. It turns out that BioWare has not had any better luck tracking the source this time.
BioWare tells Game Informer that it did everything possible to track the original files, including getting in touch with the folks at Demiurge Studios, the contract company that initially developed Pinnacle Station. Nevertheless, the data was almost completely corrupt. Game director Mac Walters says “it was heartbreaking to leave it on the mantle floor”
Well, maybe none of us should be so upset about it. Pinnacle Station is a fairly simplified set of battle arenas with just a little bit of extra history to pursue. That’s fine, but it’s easily the weakest of the series’ large chunks of additional content.
The release date for Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is not so far away. You can follow this link for more information on what to expect.