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.”
“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.”