Electronic Arts (otherwise known as EA), disappointed many fans when they announced that they had no interest in remastering the famous sci-fi trilogy, Mass Effect. This came as a bit of a surprise, considering that remastering old and popular games has proven to be a profitable course of action for other video game companies. However, EA possibly let the cat out of the bag when they teased a possibility that the Mass Effect trilogy may get a remaster, after all.
Patrick Soderlund, EA’s executive Vice President, had an intriguing conversation with Game Informer about remasters, and his response has raised some eyebrows:
“What’s changed is that there is proof in the market that people want it, maybe more than there was when we spoke. There were some that did it before, but I think there is even more clear evidence that this is something that people really want. The honest answer is that we are absolutely actively looking at it. I can’t announce anything today, but you can expect us most likely to follow our fellow partners in Activision and other companies that have done this successfully.”
Based on the statement of Soderlund, everything should be taken with a grain of salt. It would be uncharacteristic for EA not to take advantage of this cash-grab strategy, but that does not make the remaster official. After hearing this information, we can only hope that the remastered version of the Mass Effect trilogy is in the works.