Mass Effect Remasters Are Easy Money But Focus is on the Future: EA
Mass Effect games are considered to be the one of the best Sci-fi RPGs out there despite the gaming community not liking the ending of Mass Effect 3. While we are seeing a lot of remasters and remakes of last generation games, fans are hoping for Mass Effect remasters. But it seems that developers have no intention to remaster them.
Speaking with IGN, EA executive Peter Moore said that as a company they are focused on the future of the game industry and they have talented devs studios around the world who can deliver new IPs and experiences.
We’re a company that is focused on delivering for the future. I was asked a question once [about the remasters and said] it’s just not what we do. We’ve got incredibly talented dev studios around the world who are focused on delivering new IP, new experiences, [and] more and more live services.
He further explained that they have no development team idle enough to work of Mass Effect remasters. He also said Mass Effect remasters are easy money, but their priority is delivering new experiences for the players.
Do we have teams lying around that are doing nothing right now that [can work on remasters]? No we don’t. We want to focus on the future and delivering new IP and new experiences. There’s easy money to be made all over this industry. But the real focus should be on being player-first and focused on delivering new IP and new experiences and that’s where our real focus is.
Bioware is currently busy developing Mass Effect Andromeda, however, aside from behind the scenes trailers we still have not seen any gameplay, even though the game was revealed back in 2014.
But according to executive vice president for EA Studios, Patrick Soderlund, Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay will soon be revealed.
Mass Effect Andromeda is expected to launch in early 2017 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.