You heard that right, Electronic Arts has little interest in bringing some of the classic games to the latest generation of game consoles.
This was according to Electronic Art?s Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore as EA has no intention of remastering their old catalogue for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. He states ?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.? This from an interview with IGN
?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,? Moore felt that despite it being advantageous in terms of revenue, but EA is still not into that idea, so your dreams of see a Mass Effect Trilogy HD or a Dragon Age Collection HD are still just a dream.
The talks of having a Mass Effect Trilogy HD have been circulating in the internet for months, as Bioware stated the idea was already in talks with EA. But EA is not pushing through with the remaster idea and will focus in creating new IPs for the current gen consoles. One possible option is that EA will re-release the Mass Effect Trilogy for the PC. And Microsoft has also revealed that the Xbox One will have backwards compatibility for hundreds of Xbox 360 games, including the three Mass Effect games. Though we might get a surprise from EA and they decided to launch a remaster of the Mass Effect Trilogy.