Don’t expect a Mass Effect trilogy remaster

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I sort of want the Mass Effect trilogy to be remastered. I know, I’m part of the problem, but I just want the whole thing on my shiny new console instead of having to use an old console or Microsoft’s weird backwards compatibility option. However, I’m going to be sorely disappointed because EA simply doesn’t have time, energy or inclination to deal with remakes.

Speaking to IGN, EA COO Peter Moore explained that EA doesn’t re-release old games because “It feels like pushing stuff out because you’ve run out of ideas.”

Remakes, because of who we are, and this broad portfolio of intellectual property…you add all that together, I don’t know where we find the time to do remakes. We’re a company that just likes to push forward.

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.

In the old days, backward compatibility was to convince your mom to buy the new console — not that you were ever going to use it. Once you got it? Those things went in the drawer, or on eBay.

Wait, so he knows that no one actually likes backwards compatibility, and he knows that it’s easy money to just push out a remaster, but EA won’t do it? Where is the cash-grabbing EA we’ve come to know and revile?

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Seriously, I would love to see a Mass Effect trilogy remaster, or any number of cool revivals from EA’s catalogue of awesome titles from the before times, but that just doesn’t sound like it’s happening. I suppose it’s a good policy from EA – I’d rather see new games than continual rehashes of old games – but I’m still sort of sad to think that I’ll never really get to see the original Mass Effect trilogy again unless I hook up an old console, get it on PC or cave and go with Xbox One’s backwards compatibility.

Last Updated: October 19, 2015

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • Brady miaau

    I am so going to replay next month with backwards compatibility. It is going to rock.

    Also, I think maybe the game will be a faster in loading (LONG lift times, for example) because the emulator has more power than the Xbox 360.

    Remaster would be nice and I would probably buy, on special, not on release. But this seems ok for now. More than ok, actually.

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    Why, when you google Peter Moore, is the first link you get the serial killer?

    Anyway, I’m glad they’re not into the cashgrabbing scheme everyone else is getting into…

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    I wish my salary was backwards compatible, you know, I still get paid what I get paid today, but everything I need to buy and pay for is still 1999 prices

    • Brady miaau

      Well, IT is a weird industry. We pay the junior support people today what I got paid back then, 1999. Not inflation adjusted, the same amount,more or less. I find that such a scary thought.

    • Hammersteyn

      You already pay less than $5 a game. How stingy can you be?

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        By NOT paying 😛

      • Nikola

        PC gamers….nothing is ever good enough for them:)

  • Viking Of Science

    They’re so cheap on PC, and they run on toaster level laptops…. Buy on PC, Win at Life

  • ME should be remastered every single time EA add a new number after their engine. ME Trilogy: Frostbite 4 Edition. would rock so hard and I would buy it in a heartbeat considering the insane amount of hours I have put into that series.

  • oVg

    Lol why would they? They did not even bother to include all DLC for the trilogy set.

    Also the games were made using the Unreal engine from 1 to 3. Could they just upgrade all games to the Unreal 4? Doubt it.

    Mass Effect 1 was a frame rate and texture loading simulator.


  • Martin Human

    Well guys, in stead of a remake just play ME on pc with this texture mod…

  • Ghost In The Rift

    Still looks freaking awesome in 1080p on PC.

  • I see this sparking a mass debate…..

  • WitWolfy

    Played Mass Effect MULTIPLE times last gen… A remastered trilogy? Maybe… But DAT ending though…

  • Nikola

    Damn EA they can’t do anything right can they, rip us off for DLC and stuff buuut won’t give us a remaster of the game we really want! I blame Microsoft for this completely;) I don’t know why but u need someone to blame:)

    Maaaan and I wa just talking to someone here the other day that I REALLY would have LOVED a remaster of all ME games on my ps4 if done like uncharted of course properly!

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      YES, exactly! that’s all i want, but apparently too much to ask for 🙁

      • Nikola

        Clearly too much but don’t worry a LOT of DLC and season pass on the way though;) YAY!!

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