Back in February it was introduced that Mass Effect Legendary Edition wasn’t going to be together with every thing within the trilogy, as a result of the supply code for a single piece of outdated DLC—Pinnacle Station, which we reviewed again in 2009—had been misplaced.
At the time, recreation director Mac Walters advised Game Informer that because the code had been misplaced, if BioWare have been going so as to add the DLC to the sport it will have taken them six months to rebuild it from scratch, an unlimited expenditure for a tiny piece of DLC that they completely weren’t going to put money into.
“I want we may do it”, he mentioned. “Honestly, simply because that is meant to be every thing that the crew ever created, introduced collectively once more – all of the single-player content material. And so, leaving all of it on the cutting-room ground, it was heartbreaking.”
Making issues much more heartbreaking is that BioWare truly reached out to Demiurge, the studio liable for the DLC, and have been advised that some backups of the code existed, and that they’d ship them proper over. But “when the backups for the code despatched over contained nearly all corrupted knowledge – even important hyperlinks have been lacking.”
Ah nicely! While the retail launch of Legendary Edition was lacking Pinnacle Station, now you can slide it proper on there due to this mod, which doesn’t simply drop the DLC again into the gathering, however makes certain that it’s an up to date model of the unique content material as nicely, with issue adjusted, further music and sound results added and another 2009-era roughess smoothed out.
For a technical rationalization of simply how they managed to port the sport over, this weblog put up goes into nice element on the processes and challenges concerned. And if you wish to seize the mod and take a look at it out, you’ll be able to obtain it right here; to play it, fireplace up the galaxy map on the Normandy and head to the Argos Rho cluster, Phoenix system.