EA has so far stayed out of the remaster market, but this may be about to change, according to comments made by Patrick Soderlund, executive vice president for EA Studios.
Speaking to Game Informer, Soderlund didn’t officially confirm that remasters are in the works, but he did say that there is now sufficient proof that fans want to see older games brought back.
“What’s changed is that there is proof in the market that people want it, maybe more than there was when we spoke,” he said when asked about remasters, such as the Mass Effect trilogy. “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.”
Soderlund added that EA has to be very careful when it comes to choosing the right series and right time for remasters to ensure that it is done well.
“We have to be careful in choosing the right brands for the right reasons at the right time,” he explained. “A remaster is something that you can just do or do it really well. I want to make sure that if we were to do it, we would do it really well and that people feel that it’s the same game but it feels so much better in this new shape and form. There have been titles that have come out that have done it really well, and there have been others that maybe haven’t done it so well. We just want to make sure that we stay in the ‘done it really well’ camp.”
Mass Effect Andromeda is scheduled to launch in 2017, so this would be the perfect chance to reintroduce players to the series.
Source: Game Informer