According to a fresh leak on the Xbox Store, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition may be coming to Xbox Game Pass shortly.
A new store listing says Mass Effect: Legendary Edition may be arriving at Xbox Game Pass soon. Like Sony’s PlayStation Plus, Microsoft’s subscription-based gaming programme allows players to download and play a library of games for a nominal monthly charge, with new games added every month. Last year’s Soulslike Mortal Shell and March’s real-time strategy sim Evil Genius 2: World Domination were released this month’s new Xbox Game Pass titles.
There’s always speculation about which titles will be added to Xbox Game Pass in a particular month, with the most recent rumblings including Mortal Kombat 11 and Halo Infinite. This is particularly true for the latter, given Halo Infinite’s online multiplayer components only recently become free-to-play. Cyberpunk 2077 will not be added to Xbox Game Pass any time soon, as developer CD Projekt Red recently rejected speculations that the long-awaited RPG would be added shortly after Microsoft released Xbox Cloud Gaming for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. If a fresh leak is correct, Xbox Game Pass customers may have a different sci-fi RPG to look forward to.
According to VGC, Xbox added an Xbox Game Pass badge to Mass Effect: Legendary Edition on Friday, as observed by Polish gaming site XGP. Although EA’s own EA Play subscription service is already bundled with Xbox Game Pass’s Ultimate tier plan, making the addition of the Legendary Edition all the more likely, this listing has since been updated to remove the indication that Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is being marked for Game Pass.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is a current-gen remaster of the original three Mass Effect games, which followed Commander Shepard as he assembled a motley crew of companions to defend the Milky Way Galaxy from the threat of invading Reapers. When Mass Effect: Legendary Edition was published in May, it exceeded EA’s sales expectations and got wonderful reviews, which has certainly contributed to fan anticipation for BioWare’s impending Mass Effect 4.
It’s worth mentioning that neither Microsoft nor Electronic Arts have confirmed that Mass Effect Legendary Edition will be accessible on Xbox Game Pass, so any rumours about it should be treated with caution. However, a recent leak on the Xbox Store suggests that Microsoft is at least contemplating releasing Commander Shepard and the crew of the Normandy’s remastered adventures to Xbox Game Pass subscribers shortly. Fans should keep an eye on the situation as it develops.