The Mass Effect: Legendary Edition gets a fe ature that some people could spend a lot more time with than with the actual game. A photo mode. Project Director Mac Walters gives a first glimpse of this on Twitter.
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What can Mass Effect’s Photo Mode do?
A photo mode lets you pause a game and then move the camera freely, hide the user interface and make further adjustments to the image, such as changing the focal length of the lens. This allows you to take screenshots in the style of a professional photographer.
The exact scope of the photo mode in the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is not yet known, but you can already see some functions on the picture of Walters that you can change. However, they are not surprising, but can be expected from such a mode:
- Camera-Mode: You can move the camera completely freely.
- Tilt: Lets you change the angle of the picture.
- Focal length: Also allows certain objects to be brought into focus and creates a blurring effect on those outside the focal length.
- Cover: The second icon in the menu should indicate aperture settings. With these you can not only regulate the incidence of light, it also changes the size of the area in focus.
- Brightness / Contrast: The third large menu should give you access to options with which you can adjust brightness and contrast.
- Effects: Behind the magic wand symbol, various effects can be assumed that you can add to the pictures. Judging by the picture, there should also be a black and white filter.
- Helm: In the last menu of the photo mode you will be able to hide the helmets of your characters.
What’s new in the Legendary Edition?
Not only will you be able to take pictures, there will be some changes to the gameplay as well. How exactly this will differ from the original in the remaster version, the developer already explained with a very extensive blog entry. We have broken it down for you:
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The team also recently presented the exact graphic changes. We show you the differences in a direct comparison and explain in detail which optical improvements you can expect.