With all the hype for Mass Effect: Andromeda, it would make sense for EA to make remasters of the previous installments to get some easy money. However, EA executive Peter Moore said in an interview earlier today that they will not go that route. In the almost 90 minute long interview with IGN, he said that “We’re a company that is focused on delivering for the future,” so it is unlikely that EA would look to the past to make an old game better.
Peter went on to add that “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.” So with that said we could expect great things to come from the next installment since they are putting so much focus into the future, and not doing anything that would take away their focus on making it a great game. He knows that they could make easy money from making remakes, but that has not changed his mind about not making remakes. According to GameSpot, he further explains this by saying, “do we have teams lying around that are doing nothing right now that [can go and make remasters]? No we don’t. We want to focus on the future and delivering new IP and new experiences,” So with everyone busy working on future games it seems that not working on remasters is the right choice.
While Peter is against remastering for now, an earlier statement made by EA Studios boss Patrick Soderlund said that he was looking into remastering old games. With these two conflicting point of views from people high on EA’s board it would be interesting to see which view is brought out in the future. Could we see remasters for the previous Mass Effect games before Andromeda comes out? Or will we just get Andromeda and other big Independent Projects? Mass Effect Andromeda will be released sometime between January and March of 2017.