Another article about remasters. Seems that we can’t go a week without writing about remasters, though we’ve never really complained at the prospect of having more games to play.
Some remasters are pure duds and just aren’t needed, we’ll admit that, but then you have some special cases where it just makes sense. Fans have been calling on EA to bring the Mass Effect trilogy to PS4 in the form of a remaster for years now, though EA has stated in the past that the company isn’t interested in doing things with old games and wants to focus on pushing forward with new titles.
Well, the guy who said that, Patrick Soderlund, has since gone back on his words in a chat with GameInformer. Speaking with the publication, Soderlund said:
“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.”
So it sounds like EA has seen other publishers find varying degrees of success and has noticed there is a market for remasters. We wouldn’t hold out hope for any big announcements this year, though we’d definitely put a tenner down on EA announcing a Mass Effect remaster package at E3 2017.
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