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.

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Snaaaake
Snaaaake
5 years ago

He pretty much confirmed there won't be a Crysis Collection.
Bummer…………

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

Every EA game I owned has always been an one and done scnerio with the exception of Battlefield.

Banky A
Banky A
5 years ago

EA you don't have a classic to remaster.

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

Pretty much.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
5 years ago

Yes they have, its called Dead Space…

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

Lol

Corvo
Corvo
5 years ago

Of course you guys don't. Instead you release unfinished games. Thats your culture.

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
5 years ago

That ok i'll just play Mass Effect, Crysis and Dead Space though the real version of backwards compatibility on my xbox 1 and not buy my games again on Ps4 though Ps Now.

recks1jtp
recks1jtp
5 years ago

This coming from the company that "remasters" the same game every season…er, I mean year?

markinstlouis
markinstlouis
5 years ago

Exactly what I was going to say!

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
5 years ago

It makes sense to remaster some console exclusive games and I mean games that didn't come out on pc, since, like I said, they're not on pc. PC games don't exactly need remastering as the point of these is to raise the quality settings.

Squirreleatsman
Squirreleatsman
5 years ago

That's too bad because Dead Space deserves to be remastered and remains the best survival horror series to date.

ricksterj
ricksterj
5 years ago

EA's choice, EA's loss.

darthadv
darthadv
5 years ago

Well, to me every sports title they release is virtually a remaster of the previous year's iteration. So they may not be doing what is considered a proper "remaster," but their business model, at least with the sports titles, is all about taking an older version of a game and updating it! Sure, some years bring true new improvements, but how many times do we see iterations with negligible improvements? Having said that, I'm not too keen on buying remasters, unless I never owned the original to begin with.

Id00urmomma
Id00urmomma
5 years ago

Consoles not having backwards compatibility is the main reason why remakes are important! It's not because makers have run out of ideas, It's because people want to continue to play their games on the newer consoles that keep completely changing their hardware and software formats over and over with every generation.


Last edited by Id00urmomma on 10/18/2015 2:16:35 PM

Banky A
Banky A
2 years ago

EA you don&#39t have a classic to remaster.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
2 years ago

He pretty much confirmed there won&#39t be a Crysis Collection.
Bummer…………

Jawknee
Jawknee
2 years ago

Every EA game I owned has always been an one and done scnerio with the exception of Battlefield.

recks1jtp
recks1jtp
2 years ago

This coming from the company that "remasters" the same game every season…er, I mean year?

Jawknee
Jawknee
2 years ago

Pretty much.

Corvo
Corvo
2 years ago

Of course you guys don&#39t. Instead you release unfinished games. Thats your culture.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
2 years ago

It makes sense to remaster some console exclusive games and I mean games that didn&#39t come out on pc, since, like I said, they&#39re not on pc. PC games don&#39t exactly need remastering as the point of these is to raise the quality settings.

Squirreleatsman
Squirreleatsman
2 years ago

That&#39s too bad because Dead Space deserves to be remastered and remains the best survival horror series to date.

Id00urmomma
Id00urmomma
2 years ago

Consoles not having backwards compatibility is the main reason why remakes are important! It&#39s not because makers have run out of ideas, It&#39s because people want to continue to play their games on the newer consoles that keep completely changing their hardware and software formats over and over with every generation.

Last edited by Id00urmomma on 10/18/2015 2:16:35 PM

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
2 years ago

That ok i&#39ll just play Mass Effect, Crysis and Dead Space though the real version of backwards compatibility on my xbox 1 and not buy my games again on Ps4 though Ps Now.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
2 years ago

Yes they have, its called Dead Space…

Jawknee
Jawknee
2 years ago

Lol

markinstlouis
markinstlouis
2 years ago

Exactly what I was going to say!

ricksterj
ricksterj
2 years ago

EA&#39s choice, EA&#39s loss.

darthadv
darthadv
2 years ago

Well, to me every sports title they release is virtually a remaster of the previous year&#39s iteration. So they may not be doing what is considered a proper "remaster," but their business model, at least with the sports titles, is all about taking an older version of a game and updating it! Sure, some years bring true new improvements, but how many times do we see iterations with negligible improvements? Having said that, I&#39m not too keen on buying remasters, unless I never owned the original to begin with.

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