After strongly hinting towards a Mass Effect remaster, EA has finally put the nail in the coffin and said they won’t be making a remaster of the trilogy. EA appears to be more focused on their upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda. The game picks up the story from the controversial ending of Mass Effect 3.
“We are a company that’s focused on delivering for the future,” said Moore. “We’ve got incredibly talented dev studios around the world who are focused on delivering new IP and new experiences.”
Mass Effect Remaster Will Not Be Happening
In August at EA’s Gamescom event, EA executive Soderlund didn’t confirm a remaster. However, he gave strong hints of releasing them in the coming months. The question from Game Informer and the answer from Soderlund go as following.
Game Informer: One of the things I asked you last year when we sat down at E3 was about Mass Effect. At the time, there were two publishers that hadn’t really dipped into the remaster world: you and Activision. Activision has since released a number of remasters or ports, and now they are working on a full-on remaster for MW. Revisiting this as the last man standing on remasters, has anything changed? Like a Mass Effect trilogy remaster?
Soderlund: 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.
However, we now know that EA won’t be working on a Mass Effect remaster at the moment. Mass Effect Andromeda is set to release in March of next year. It will take place in the new Andromeda Galaxy. Players will be introduced to a new protagonist called Ryder. The game’s plot focuses around humans finding a new planet to colonize for their survival. Stay tuned to MobiPicker as we report more updates on Mass Effect Remaster and EA’s other products.