EA Dismiss The Idea Of Mass Effect Trilogy Remasters

Whilst Activision, Ubisoft, 2K and others are quite happy to tart up (or not) their old games and release them on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, EA have refrained from the practice, and that is not about to change.

“We’re a company that is focused on delivering for the future,” said EA’s Peter Moore. “I was asked a question once [about remasters and I said] it’s just not what we do. We’ve got incredibly talented dev studios around the world who are focused on delivering new IP, new experiences, [and] more and more live services.”

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“Can we make an easy buck on remastering Mass Effect? Yes,” he added. “We just feel like we want to go forward. There’s a little thing called Mass Effect: Andromeda that we’re totally focused on at BioWare and it’s gonna be magnificent.”

Peter also mentioned that people want EA to make Skate 4, Fight Night, and a new Road Rash, but it seems all of those are unlikey.

“If you allow yourself to take the easy road–not to diss remastering great franchises, but there are so many opportunities for us to have people go to something else.”

Source: IGN Via Gamespot

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7 Comments

  1. Why can’t they do both at the same time? Bring in outside studios to do the remasters while continuing to work on the other stuff with their main studios. This seems to be a bit of a silly explanation to me.

    • I guess it might not be as profitable as working on new franchises although I can’t help but think it would be – even more so. It’d be interesting to see the figures on such an endeavour.

  2. Peter Moore has regularly come across like a bit of a tool but on this he has my absolute approval. We can’t get to those new franchises if we’re stuck rehashing old material.

    I guess there are a select few titles that I’m happy to see remastered but the trend we’ve seen since this generation launched was a bit too much to say the least.

  3. Wait a minute…EA is shying away from remasters that would make them money? EA…focused on new experiences for the consumers?? what world is this where EA actually puts the consumer first??

    I kind of agree with Mr Moore here though. As fantastic as some of the remasters have been its waaaaay too common place in this generation. I accept that remasters allow the devs to give the games a breath of fresh air and re-present them to potentially new audiences as well as bring the games up to what they had envisioned them to be in the first place but they are almost a dime a dozen now.

    My ps3 sits proudly next to her newest sister and if i ever wanna hit the nostalgia train I don’t have to go far otherwise….bring on the new experiences!!

  4. Whilst I would love to play Mass Effect Trilogy on the PS4, it is best not to remaster certain stuff and a Mass Effect Remaster is not really needed beyond making the trilogy easy to get instead of hard to get because for some reason, it is incredibly rare on PS3 in terms of physical media.

    Bioware tends to be proud of their work and i could see them not wanting anyone else handling it. Sure, EA could go the Remaster route, make millions again but focusing on the future is always good. EA are doing the correct thing. It also allows the studios to focus on the future. Granted, I believe Blue Point Games should be the only remastering developer due to how excellent they are with doin it but remastering is out of control and we don’t really need more remasters.

  5. Well I guess there goes any chance of a remaster of the 3DO Classic Foes of Ali. Surely that would be like a new game as it was only released on one failed system!

  6. Nowhere does he rule out, or deny the existence of, a Mass Effect Trilogy remaster. Clearly he would rather talk about Andromeda and get people interested in that. Just look at CoD 4 remastered vs Infinite Warfare.

    Or at least create an ultimate edition for the old consoles and make it backcompat on x1 and put it on ps now.

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