Fans have been clamoring for remasters of the Mass Effect trilogy ever since the current gen started. However, their pleas fell to deaf ears as EA has been adamant about not doing remasters. But it seems like they’re thinking of changing their stance, as EA executive vice president Patrick Soderlund had some interesting things to say at GamesCom.
In an interview with Game Informer, Soderlund was asked about EA’s stance on remastered games. Soderlund claims that EA has been rethinking their position on the topic as they’ve seen the success of other remastered games; he claims that they were previously wary of the idea because they didn’t think there was enough demand. He goes on to say “The honest answer is that we are absolutely actively looking at it. [And] you can expect us most likely to follow our fellow partners in Activision and other companies that have done this successfully.”
Game Informer specifically asked Soderlund about Mass Effect, but he actively avoided mentioning which game/series would be getting remastered. Mass Effect is the most likely candidate for this due to the huge demand for remasters. It would also make sense to release a remastered collection sometime in 2017 to align with both the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda and to celebrate the series’s tenth anniversary.
On the topic of Mass Effect: Andromeda, Soderlund claims that gameplay will be shown off soon. He goes on to say that “right now we’re focused on our big titles for [the fall], and when that’s done, we’ll shift to Mass Effect. You’ll see a lot more very shortly.” So there’s no need to worry about Mass Effect: Andromeda, it’s a business decision not to show it off opposed to a developmental issue.