Mass Effect Legendary Edition off to good start on Steam

EA’s second-highest concurrent player total, behind Apex Legends.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition seems to be going down well on Steam, where its launch racked up EA’s second-highest concurrent player total, behind Apex Legends.

Its current peak concurrent total of 59,650 (via Steam Charts and BenjiSales) is the highest for any Mass Effect or indeed BioWare game on Steam.

The average user review rating is “Very Positive”, though there are a number of complaints over the game’s lack of an FOV slider outside of photo mode, and its insistence on launching Origin to launch the Legendary Edition launcher, to then launch a specific game.

Here in the UK, boxed copies of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition propelled the trilogy remaster to the top of this week’s physical all-format charts, bumping Resident Evil: Village.

Over the weekend, Legendary Edition players noticed BioWare had changed a character’s race, fixing a decade-old bug, and also replaced the terrible stock photo previously used to reveal Tali’s helmet-less face.

For more Mass Effect, I recently sat down with lead writer Mac Walters to discuss how BioWare began planning ME3 – read on for details of a cut Reaper boss, switched missions and more.