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Is Mass Effect Legendary Edition PS5 or Xbox Series X|S enhanced?

Mass Effect Legendary Edition has finally been released, but it’s not natively on the PS5 or Xbox Series X. It’s only on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. However, some games do have special improvements when played through backwards compatibility. Here’s whether there are any Mass Effect Legendary Edition PS5 or Xbox Series X enhancements.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition PS5 enhancements

Is Mass Effect Legendary Edition PS5 or Xbox Series X|S enhanced?

Mass Effect Legendary Edition on PS5 has special enhancements when playing the PS4 version (again, there is no native PS5 version). There are two different ways to play it. The first is a visual quality mode called “Favor Framerate” that plays the game at 1440p and runs as fast as 60 frames per second, a target it is more likely to hit with the lower resolution. The second option, “Favor Quality,” is the visual mode that runs at 4K and also up to 60 frames per second, but given the higher fidelity, it’s probably less likely to consistently hit that frame rate target. Sadly, none of these options include ray tracing.

To change between these options, go the extras menu then the options menu in any of the games (which can’t be installed separately) and then choose “Graphics.” The two modes will be in there.

This a step up from the base PS4 as quality caps at 30 frames per second at 1080p and the frame rate option caps off at 60 frames per second. The PS4 Pro has similar specs to the PS5, but the visual mode doesn’t go above 30 frames per second. But given the PS5’s relative power, it will probably hit the higher ends of those limits more often.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Xbox Series X/S enhancements

Mass Effect Legendary Edition also has similar enhancements on the Xbox Series X/S when playing the Xbox One version of the game. The Xbox Series X can similarly hit up to to 60 frames per second at 4K in the visual mode, but can hit up to 120 frames per second at 1440p in the performance mode. The Xbox Series X can run older games at 120 frames per second, whereas only native PS5 can run at that frame rate. And like the PS5, none of these options include ray tracing.

To change between these options, go the extras menu then the options menu in any of the games and then choose “Graphics.” The two modes will be in there.

The Xbox Series S has improvements, but they are not as substantial. It has the same output as the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro as it can run the game at up to 30 frames per second at 4K or up to 60 frames per second at 1440p.