EA Hints that a Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Could Be Coming Soon, Because "People Want It"

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EA Hints that a Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Could Be Coming Soon, Because "People Want It"

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Is there a chance we'll see a remastered Mass Effect anytime soon? It's very possible, EA says.

Despite the plethora of remasters we've seen hit the market since the PS4 and Xbox One launched, there's one big company that hasn't dived into their back catalog yet: Electronic Arts. That could be changing soon, though.

In an interview with Game Informer at Gamescom, Executive Vice President for EA Studios Patrick Soderlund didn't confirm that EA is getting into the remasters game, but his comments certainly would make you think the company is leaning that way.

When Game Informer asked about the possibility of a Mass Effect trilogy remaster, Soderlund had this to say:

"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 said that the quality of the remaster would be the paramount concern. "A remaster is something that you can just do or do it really well. I want to make sure 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."

It wouldn't be terribly surprising to see a Mass Effect trilogy remaster, especially with Mass Effect Andromeda on the horizon. We'll just have to see what EA decides to do.

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Given ME2 and 3 aren't BC on Xbox, I'd certainly want to the chance to replay the trilogy on the only console I actually use. So yeah, I'd very likely buy it.

Pricing's a thorny subject of late, what with No Man's Sky, and I'm not sure I'd pay a full ?40 for a trilogy I've played multiple times over the years already. Maybe ?30, depending on how they approach possible tweaks and polishes.

Eh, if they're on PC and don't need Origin, I'd buy them. Origin is the only reason I haven't bought the third game, as much as I'd personally like to finish the trilogy.

People also want the ending to be unfucked, so if we're going on what people want...take a hint EA.

Katherine Kerensky:
Eh, if they're on PC and don't need Origin

HA!

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

That's rich. EA make a PC game that doesn't require Origin? Right after that, Sony could release a PC exclusive!

Would be nice, though, wouldn't it?

If they do it I hope they make it act like just one continuous game so that as soon as you finish the first you instantly go into the second without getting kicked to the main menu, choosing which game who want to start, importing your save etc.

YES ALL 3 GAMES IN ONE PACKAGE!!!!

MAKING SAVE TRANSFERS BETWEEN THE GAMES SEEMLESS!!!

AND ALL THE CRUCIAL DLC IN THE GAME AT ONCE!!!

Samtemdo8:
YES ALL 3 GAMES IN ONE PACKAGE!!!!

MAKING SAVE TRANSFERS BETWEEN THE GAMES SEEMLESS!!!

AND ALL THE CRUCIAL DLC IN THE GAME AT ONCE!!!

You are a lot more optimistic about EA's sense of not screwing over the customers than I am.

Samtemdo8:
YES ALL 3 GAMES IN ONE PACKAGE!!!!

MAKING SAVE TRANSFERS BETWEEN THE GAMES SEEMLESS!!!

AND ALL THE CRUCIAL DLC IN THE GAME AT ONCE!!!

That already exist on PS3

I recently replayed all three on PC, and ME1 is getting a bit old, but I'd say it still had a couple of good years left before EA really needed to do anything. I'm a bit more concerned with multiplayer in 3, it is pretty fun and I still play it every now and again, so I wonder how that'll jive with a remake.

Honestly, I'm surprised it's taken them this long. I wouldn't mind running through the series once again, getting three platinum trophies again. I'll just stick my fingers in my ears and come up with my own ending to the trilogy again. Still have the thing written down.

I'm surprised to be honest. With the first game on Xbox One backward compatibility, and the second on the PS4's system, EA don't need to do anything but wait for the other games to hit the systems and they get free money with no work required on their part.

However remasters do tend to sell quite well these days, so I guess they can see the profit in doing so. Though personally since I use the high resolution texture mods on the PC, I would have no reason to buy.

The big question for me though is are they going to leave the combat system of the first game as it is? Personally I prefer the system in the first game but I know I am in the minority, so the change would make sense. Yet if they change the combat system they are going to need to redesign the levels to support it, chest high walls can be quite sparse in the first game as shields were actually effective and the enemies didn't all have supernatural aim.

Katherine Kerensky:
Eh, if they're on PC and don't need Origin, I'd buy them. Origin is the only reason I haven't bought the third game, as much as I'd personally like to finish the trilogy.

That is a silly reason not to buy the third game. Buy it through Origin, run it through Steam (that what I did as I like Steam's screenshot function).

You really are just cutting your nose off to spite your face in this situation. Origin isn't a monster.

I admit, I'd buy it, if only to support Bioware and show that I'm up for more space adventures. I just hope they put a bit work into it, like re-inserting bits or fixing bugs (like Conrad accusing him of putting a gun in his face in ME2, even if you took the Paragon option).

Wish they would go back and fix ME1 I tried playing it again and clunky barely even begins to describe it.

sneakypenguin:
Wish they would go back and fix ME1 I tried playing it again and clunky barely even begins to describe it.

Clunky how?

I see people say this all the time but they are rarely willing to say why? I far prefer the combat system of the first game to the sequels but I always like to get alternate opinions.

Because it hides the dice roll combat behind the facade of a third person shooter? Dragon Age II hid the dice roll behind a false real time brawler and people seemed to love that.

Would be nice to see ME1 optimized on consoles. That alone may be worth it. Give us smooth gameplay and cutscenes plz.

votemarvel:

I see people say this all the time but they are rarely willing to say why? I far prefer the combat system of the first game to the sequels but I always like to get alternate opinions.

Oh my God, it has a crouch button. And not everything is set to Space, so you won't sit in front of a charging Krogan and die stupidly, when all you wanted is to vault over that chest high wall.

Best controls in the series, hands down. And all the cinematics are ingame, not prerendered, which is a huge plus for immersion.

I don't have all the DLC, but the DLC I did have tended to be glitchy as shit with no patches ever released to fix them. Continuing with the trend of remasters, I don't expect them to really look at the code outside the installer in the graphics, so that's one thing against it.

Second, Origin.

Third, ME3 took enough out of me that I got bored 1/4th of the way through the second playthrough on the way to the extended ending DLC. I just decided to screw it and watch the YouTube videos.

Aslong as bioware/EA in disguise employs blatant racists i will not buy a product from them.

I can deal with their SJW nonsense... i will not deal with racists who call for the murder of a certain group of people due to their skin color.

votemarvel:
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You really are just cutting your nose off to spite your face in this situation. Origin isn't a monster.

To be fair, it's a big, bloated, warty nose that reports everything to the EA overlords in this case. So yeah, I'd rather go without that nose.

ffronw:

HA!

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

That's rich. EA make a PC game that doesn't require Origin? Right after that, Sony could release a PC exclusive!

Would be nice, though, wouldn't it?

I still hope for the day that Ubisoft releases a game I want that doesn't require Uplay.
When I dream, I dream big.

If it has all of the DLC included then I'll pick it up out of the bargain bin in a few years.

I'd just like it if the games all play the same. ME1's gameplay was vastly different from 3's, and to be honest, I preferred the "shooter with RPG elements" side of the equation, as opposed to the "RPG with shooter elements" path.

I'd totally buy it again.

Meiam:

Samtemdo8:
YES ALL 3 GAMES IN ONE PACKAGE!!!!

MAKING SAVE TRANSFERS BETWEEN THE GAMES SEEMLESS!!!

AND ALL THE CRUCIAL DLC IN THE GAME AT ONCE!!!

That already exist on PS3

But its on the PS3 and my PS3 only has 75 GB Hardrive :(

Now I wait for a PC or PS4 version (preferreably a PS4 version)

Metalix Knightmare:

Samtemdo8:
YES ALL 3 GAMES IN ONE PACKAGE!!!!

MAKING SAVE TRANSFERS BETWEEN THE GAMES SEEMLESS!!!

AND ALL THE CRUCIAL DLC IN THE GAME AT ONCE!!!

You are a lot more optimistic about EA's sense of not screwing over the customers than I am.

Because I gave up on this overly negative view of the gaming industry ever since I raged at Resident Evil 6. Something happened that made me not care anymore. Its why I was not so negative at Konami's controversy, its why I am not pissed at the whole Nintendo copyright controversies.

Remaster?

Fine.

Fix... the... damn... ending...it... SUCKS!!!! <grrr>

But I'd still probably buy it if the trilogy was remastered to the higher resolution and levels our platforms of choice can attain.

But fix the ending, please? It's just.... so bad (sighs depressed)

Katherine Kerensky:

To be fair, it's a big, bloated, warty nose that reports everything to the EA overlords in this case. So yeah, I'd rather go without that nose.

And you honestly think that, for example, Valve is not collecting that same level of information? Indeed the more you buy from them, the more info they have.

Valve are not the consumer champions people think they are. Just like EA they want profit and they'll use you to get it.

votemarvel:
And you honestly think that, for example, Valve is not collecting that same level of information? Indeed the more you buy from them, the more info they have.

Valve are not the consumer champions people think they are. Just like EA they want profit and they'll use you to get it.

Yeah, but the difference is that I have over three hundred games on Steam, and a pretty profile.
I'm not going to get the additional cancer that is Origin just for one game that upset a lot of people with an apparently crappy ending.

I have 207 games on Steam, including the first two Mass Effect games.

Yet you know what, I wanted to play Mass Effect 3 and so I bought it. The only difference is that EA got all my money instead of Valve taking a 30% cut of it.

Valve are not some consumer champion, they are a business dedicated to earning money. People complain about Microsoft building a walled PC garden with Windows 10 but happily brick themselves into Valve's land.

Buy Mass Effect 3, you'll love it. Don't like the ending? Then download and use one of the many ending mods that exist. I favour John P's version A myself http://www.nexusmods.com/masseffect3/mods/265/?.

Call me a consumerist sheep, call me a Biodrone, call me the cancer that's ruining this industry, I will buy a Remastered version of the Mass Effect trilogy, even with that stupid ending.

votemarvel:

Katherine Kerensky:

To be fair, it's a big, bloated, warty nose that reports everything to the EA overlords in this case. So yeah, I'd rather go without that nose.

And you honestly think that, for example, Valve is not collecting that same level of information? Indeed the more you buy from them, the more info they have.

Valve are not the consumer champions people think they are. Just like EA they want profit and they'll use you to get it.

I got a notification from Valve to do a survey scan of my computer. It listed system specs and installed programs among other things that it would survey. I was able to decline the survey. I don't think Origin asks or allows users to decline these types of surveys.

Origin also has a lingering image problem from when it launched connected to privacy concerns. Even if they had changed what info they would collect to be more limited(I think they did at some point), it may not help their image. It reminds me of all the stories where people still believe that the XBox 1 won't play used games.

Burnouts3s3:
Call me a consumerist sheep, call me a Biodrone, call me the cancer that's ruining this industry, I will buy a Remastered version of the Mass Effect trilogy, even with that stupid ending.

The only part of that I disagree with is the "stupid ending" part. I found the original ending terrible. The EC ending? Tolerable, but underwhelming for sure.

Mass Effect remastered trilogy?

Well, I did want to play through all 3 games in succession, especially given Andromeda coming closer. So this is something I'd be interested in.

What it mostly hinges on is whether it's available outside of Origin, I'm not a fan of it (Mostly because a large majority of my games are on Steam and I really can't be bothered with the hassle of other things such as Origin and Uplay). Also, since I use Steam more frequently, I'm more aware of when sales are on.

It better come with the DLC installed - at the very least, squadmate DLC, Extended Cut, Shadow Broker & Citadel are a must. Otherwise not worth the time. Then again, I've played the trilogy so many times anyway, a remastered version holds little appeal for me.

Origin has actually gotten considerably better since it's initial release.

OT; I am somewhat ambivalent. ME2 still looks very good, even ME1 isn't that bad (the low res textures are noticeable, but they are not horrible). Unifying the control schemes might interest me in getting it. I would definitely consider it if they re-did the ending of the game from when you go back to Earth onwards. Otherwise, as a PC Gamer, I just don't see the attraction of a remastered trilogy.

EA: How do we make more money without doing much?

PRESS: EA to release HD Mass Effect Trilogy

EA (sits back and stirs cocktail with olive): Well that wasn't difficult!

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