Mass Effect Pinnacle Station DLC Not Coming With Legendary Edition

Yolanda Curtis
February 4, 2021

Aside from multiplayer, Mass Effect Legendary Edition will come with almost every bit of content and DLC, except for one piece of DLC from Mass Effect 1 that may be permanently lost.

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition finally has a confirmed release date for this May, and BioWare has been sharing more information about the game, along with some major changes we can expect in the remaster. However, there is one piece of DLC that won't be making the cut. Pinnacle Station was also missing from the otherwise complete PlayStation 3 version of the game, an absence that was attributed at the time to corrupted source files.

You'll still be able to get your hands on the rest of the DLC along with the trilogy all given a lovely new modern coat of paint when Mass Effect Legendary Edition launches on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC on May 14, 2021.

Even on the Xbox 360, there were bugs reported that would render the DLC useless if the previous content pack was installed. Unfortunately, in an interview with Game Informer Legendary Edition project director Mac Walters reveals that despite the developers' best attempts, the DLC's source code is corrupted beyond fix.

When approaching the development of the Legendary Edition, Bioware reached out to Demiurge Studios to "try again".

Re-creating the DLC would have taken six months with "most" of Legendary Edition's team, Walters said. "I wish we could do it". Rather than a narrative-driven expansion - like the third game's venerable Citadel DLC - Pinnacle focused more on gameplay, serving up about a dozen timed combat missions, wave battles, and other general tasks.

Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode also won't be in the Legendary Edition, which Walters tells IGN was ultimately about "knowing where to draw the line".

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