Back in the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2015 press conference, Electronic Arts Executive Vice President Patrick Soderlund detailed information as to how it would make more sense for the firm, along with its developers, to work on new projects as opposed to just remastering old videogame titles into newer generation consoles and gaming platforms. However, thanks to the success of some of the recent remastered games from other companies, like what Square Enix did with Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, the Vice President is now saying that they have changed their way of thinking and the company is now bringing back older games.
Electronic Arts Now Looking Into Remastering Some of Their Older Games
Game Informer had spoken to the Electronic Arts Vice President during gamescom, and they have brought up the fact about Soderlund’s statement back during the E3 2015 press conference. The firm, along with Activision are two of the largest publishers within the gaming industry, and they are known to have shied away from remastering old games. However, and since then, Activision was able to remaster some of their old titles. Soderlund was then asked if their stance has changed since last year, and the inquiry continued if there would be a possibility of a Mass Effect Trilogy remaster.
In his reply, the EA Vice President stated the following: “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.”
He also added the following statement: “we have to be careful in choosing the right brands for the reasons at the right time.” He was, of course, talking about the remastered games. Soderlund wants to be assured “that if we were to do it, we would do it really well and that people feel that it’s the same game but it feels so much better in this new shape and form.”
As for the Electronic Arts Vice President’s reply with regards to Mass Effect Andromeda, which is expected to be launched in early 2017, he says that it is still on the right track. He even stated that he has already played through the first three hours of the game just recently.
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