EA Finally Doing Remasters, Hints At Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster

EA is pretty staunch on the idea of doing remasters. With the current generation consoles on launch lacking backwards compability (though the Xbox One now has backwards-compability of a growing selection of Xbox 360 games), many were on board with the idea of repackaging a game for the PS4 and Xbox One. EA on the other hand are not into it. COO Peter Moore was quoted on the issue that it “feels like pushing stuff out because you’ve run out of ideas.”

So this interview by Game Informer with Executive Vice President for EA Studios, Patrick Sodurlund at Gamescom is an interesting one. When asked about remasters in general (as Activision, another major publisher that had not done remaster, is doing so with Modern Warfare), and specifically on Mass Effect, Sodurlond responds:

“What’s changed is that there is proof in the market that people want it, maybe more than there was when we spoke. There were some that did it before, but I think there is even more clear evidence that this is something that people really want.

The honest answer is that we are absolutely actively looking at it. I can’t announce anything today, but you can expect us most likely to follow our fellow partners in Activision and other companies that have done this successfully.”

What that means is that EA is aware of the fan demand for a remastered Mass Effect trilogy while waiting for the upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda that will be shown sometime in this October. This is by no means a confirmation, but it should give some hope that EA will bring their great games to the current generation.

On another note, fans of Need For Speed can now hope for their favourite classics be playable on modern hardware instead of having more new but mediocre releases.

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