Less than ten years later: Fans found an unexpected surprise in Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
Yesterday, the official release of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition - a collection for PC and consoles, consisting of an updated cult trilogy of Mass Effect studio BioWare.
Among the main changes of the reissue are adjusted graphics, small edits in the gameplay and other minor improvements.
However, one minor but interesting feature of the remaster developers from BioWare deliberately kept silent-it is connected with the heroine of Tali zora and the third part of Mass Effect.
If you do not want to spoil your surprise and plan to go through the updated trilogy yourself, then it is better to skip this note.
So, the surprise in question is tied to an updated photo of Tali on Shepard's desk. This picture appears in the captain's cabin in Mass Effect 3, provided that the hero has a romantic relationship with the Quarian.
The new portrait looks like this:
For context, we recall that in 2012, when Mass Effect 3 first saw the light, the photo of Tali in the fan community caused a real scandal. Throughout the trilogy, the heroine did not take off her helmet, which is necessary for her normal existence, so the picture of the girl was the only opportunity to see her true appearance.
However, BioWare artists treated this detail somewhat carelessly, and instead of the original art for Tali's face, they used a regular stock photo, slightly edited in a graphic editor. Here's how it looked:
Now fans joke that it took BioWare almost ten years to fix the annoying bug.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is now available for purchase on almost all current platforms, including the next-generation PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles.