Mass Effect 2 and 3 are finally in Xbox Backwards Compatibility

Mass Effect is one of the most beloved RPGs from the seventh generation, a combination of a well told story and surprisingly fun gameplay that received critical acclaim when every installment released. The franchise has gained such a status that Mass Effect fans now celebrate every 7th of November as N7 Day (named after a military status from the Mass Effect Universe), and every year Bioware celebrates along with the fans by releasing trailers or concept art regarding future projects like the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda. This year was no exception, because not only was a new 2 minute trailer for Andromeda revealed, but two of the most requested games for the Xbox One’s Backwards Compatibility program are now available to the public, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3.

The Original Mass Effect was one of the first games available for Backwards Compatibility, but since Multi-disc games were not able to be played on Backwards Compatibility until May 2016, Xbox One users knew the wait was going to be a long one. Now each Mass Effect is available on Xbox One in both physical and digital formats, they have also been all added to the EA Access vault, so now there is no excuse to avoid the excellent Mass Effect series. The biggest concern in this moment is how Mass Effect 2 and 3 will perform, because when the original Mass Effect launched on Backwards Compatibility it had a lot of framerate issues and input lag, those problems have been fixed since then but its still a worrying situation for the rest of the trilogy.

This is fantastic news for the Xbox One because it means that another important series from the seventh generation is now available within the latest Xbox console. But it also almost confirms the fact that the Mass Effect Trilogy will probably lack an 8th gen remaster, which leaves PS4 owners behind, because if you’re PC owners or Xbox One owners you can get a hold of the trilogy with relative ease, but PS4 players have to go and buy it on another platform.