Happy belated N7 day fellow space explorers. Here’s an amazing piece of news for you Xbox One owners who’ve been waiting endlessly to go on a Mass Effect marathon before the release of Mass Effect Andromeda next year. Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 are currently playable on your Xbox One through the console’s heavenly backward compatibility feature. The announcement was officially made on Twitter by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, who mentioned that both games will be playable, starting today.
— / Larry Hryb / + 1m (@majornelson) November 7, 2016
All of the released downloadable content for both Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 has already started appearing on the Xbox One online store. This announcement means that (finally!) the complete Mass Effect series is playable on Microsoft consoles, as the original first game in the series was already supported by backward compatibility.
The reveal was deliberately made to coincide with November 7, or N7 Day, which is annually used by the Mass Effect developer BioWare and publisher EA, to celebrate the success of the franchise. Along with backward compatibility, the fans have also been treated to a brand new Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is prepared to launch anytime before the end of March next year for current gen platforms such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is turning out really well right now, but according to EA CFO Blake Jorgensen, the publisher could further delay the game if they still feel that it could use some more polishing and final touches.
In other Mass Effect news, the official box art for the PC version and the steelbook including Deluxe Edition of Mass Effect: Andromeda, along with the $200 remote-controlled replica of the game’s new vehicle, which is called the Nomad have all been leaked to the public much ahead of the games official launch.
Time to join the Andromeda Initiative!