Electronic Arts unexpectedly delisted BioWare’s classic action/RPG, Mass Effect 2, on Steam on Monday but don’t worry, they replaced it with Mass Effect 2. The two product pages read almost identically except for the omission on the new release of the required “3rd-party EULA” and the surprising inclusion of minimum VR specifications.
No notice of the re-release was made ahead of time and, so far, no one has explained what the deal is. The original release of the game on Steam maintained a Very Positive reception and has sat on the store alongside the other titles in the series before and after the 2021 Legendary Edition anthology. It’s possible a new bug or exploit was found or it may be the beginning of new Steam releases for the trilogy with updated EA EULAs or maybe a new launcher of some kind.
It’s hard to tell at this point what else may have changed but it appears to be pretty identical at the time of this writing. Thanks to m1n3c7afty for pointing out the news, we’ll update this post if more details emerge as players dig into the new release.