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HD remakes are not in EA’s culture says Moore

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HD remakes are all the rage in console land at the moment, and we’ve even seen a few turn up on PC too. But if you’re tired of checking the release calendar and seeing names of games you bought five years ago, you may find EA’s response to the whole thing a refreshing change. They’re not interested in remaking any of their games.

“It feels like pushing stuff out because you’ve run out of ideas,” said EA COO Peter Moore in a talk with IGN. “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. 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.”

For EA, it seems like they’d rather push forward into areas they’ve not explored before, such as big open-world sandbox games

If you were hoping for a shiny HD do-over of Mass Effect, I’m afraid that’s not in your future. 

Thanks, MCV.

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KeefBaker Avatar
2 Years ago

I'm not sure the world is ready for the irony explosion of EA saying, “It feels like pushing stuff out because you’ve run out of ideas,"

Anakhoresis Avatar
2 Years ago

EA doesn't do "HD Remakes," they do "Reboots" which apparently is where they take the original concept of a game so that they can interest its audience, and then make a prettier, worse game that's generally very buggy.

Medal of Honor, Battlefront, Need for Speed, SimCity... Yeeeaaah.

Esivo Avatar
2 Years ago

Exactly my thought. I'd prefer HD remakes over reboots honestly.

Anakhoresis Avatar
2 Years ago

HD remakes with some refinement, I think. :P Like, for example, was debating with someone on Youtube about the Battlefront reboot, generally about how most of the stuff I liked about the original is gone and the new things I'm not really interested in.

While overall an HD remake would be incredible, I wouldn't be disappointed if they tightened up the 'feel' of gunplay and some of the vehicle mechanics.