EA On Remakes And Remasters: It's Not Part Of Our Culture
If you were hoping for a remastered or remade Mass Effect compilation, we have some bad news.
Although remakes and remasters are common in the video game industry these days, one publisher has zero interest in producing any such project.
Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore criticized the practice in a recent IGN interview, saying it "feels like pushing stuff out because you've run out of ideas." He further added:
"For a lot of companies, remakes are a way to drive revenue. It's sub-cost, it's an IP that's there, you can remaster, and that's great. We don't do that here. I don't think that’s ever been in our culture."
Hence, EA has no plans to do any HD remasters. Most other major publishers, including Sony, Microsoft and Capcom have been quite prolific at releasing collections of updated classic titles; we've seen the recently released Uncharted Collection (which Sony called a "system-selling" title), the Borderlands: The Handsome Jack Collection, Resident Evil HD Remaster, and The Last Of Us: Remastered.
But Moore says EA is more about pushing forward...if you choose to buy that explanation.
10/16/2015 9:02:28 PM Ben Dutka