Mass Effect Legendary Edition is set to release in just over a month, and the remastered trilogy’s project director Mac Walters has announced that it has gone gold. That means there is very little chance it’s going to get bumped from its May 14 release date.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition has gone GOLD! It’s been quite a journey – time to celebrate briefly. Maybe even dance a little… if that’s you’re thing. #MassEffect #Legendary pic.twitter.com/cvDmGjFrSi
— Mac Walters (@macwalterslives) April 9, 2021
Walters celebrated the occasion with a clip of several Mass Effect characters dancing, including meme legend Garrus Vakarian.
When a game “goes gold,” it essentially means that its code is finalized to the point where it can be put onto discs and shipped. However, because we live in an era of content updates and patches, it doesn’t really mean as much as it used to. BioWare could choose to replace huge amounts of the game’s code in the future if it wanted to change something, but it does still serve as a big milestone for developers who have been working on the project for months or years.