This is the moment every Mass Effect fan has been waiting for. The Mass Effect: Legendary Edition collection is coming out soon with every (good) Mass Effect title and most of the DLCs. The only thing left to find out is what kind of hardware players will need in order to run this trio of excellent RPGs. As it turns out, they won’t need that much. The specs for Mass Effect: Legendary Edition are on the game’s Steam store page, and paint a pretty picture.
For the few that don’t know what Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is, it’s a collection of the franchise’s three original titles. However, since the games were all designed to run on hardware back in the Xbox 360 and PS3 era, they all got a decent visual upgrade. All three titles will now be playable in 4K with additional visual upgrades. Sadly, there isn’t any ray tracing support.
The collection is also missing some content. The main item missing from the ticket is the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer. However, we also discovered that the Pinnacle Station DLC from the first Mass Effect won’t make it in either. That’s not to say it won’t be a great experience though. The collection still features three massive RPGs to get lost in. But enough of that. Here are the specs listed for Mass Effect: Legendary Edition.
It should come as no surprise, but the minimum settings for a collection of ~10-year-old games are pretty easy to meet. At these base specs, Mass Effect: Legendary Collection requires an Intel Core i5 3570 or an AMD FX-8350 processor. For graphics, you’ll need either a Nvidia GTX 760 or an AMD Radeon 7970. The game’s memory specs are a little higher than one would expect though, requiring 8 GB of RAM. In terms of storage though, the size of this collection will astound. It requires 120 GB of drive space.
Naturally, the specs are more demanding for those looking to experience the fully remastered visuals of the Mass Effect trilogy. Players will need at least an Intel Core i7-7700 or an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor. That’s a huge leap from the game’s minimum requirements. Likewise, GPU requirements are much higher, listing either an Nvidia GTX 1070 or Radeon Vega 56. Memory requirements are also obviously higher, clocking in at 16 GB of RAM.