In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...
EA Don’t Have the Time for HD Remakes or the Interest
If you were hoping for some HD remakes of some EA games, then you may be out of luck. This will mean that you won’t be seeing the Mass Effect Trilogy on your current generation consoles anytime soon.
While speaking to IGN, EA’s COO Peter Moore made it clear that EA are not interested in making HD remakes:
“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,” Moore said. “We’re a company that just likes to push forward.”
He did admit though that remakes can be convenient:
“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.”
With this view on remakes you would think that he would be a fan of backwards compatibility. This doesn’t appear to be the case though:
“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,” Moore said. “Once you got it? Those things went in the drawer, or on eBay.”
Even with this view on the subject this doesn’t mean that there will be no backwards compatible games from EA, in fact they have already confirmed some for later this year. If they aren’t looking at any HD remakes, at least we have that.
Do you agree with Peter Moore’s opinion on HD remakes? Let us know what you think below.