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Could Electronic Arts remaster Mass Effect? Maybe

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As Electronic Arts lays out their plans for the future, gamers are putting their full attention into figuring out what their sometimes vague statements mean. The gaming company recently revealed their quarterly financial overview, showing off some impressive growth through the last few months, especially when compared to 2018. Though there have undeniably been some stumbling blocks, like loot box shenanigans, the company appears to be righting the ship a bit.

Recent statements during press coverage highlight a desire for “exciting remasters of fan favorites.” And with the statements of those within the company like CEO Andrew Wilson saying that “there may be some other remasters that we do along the Command and Conquer line that we just haven’t announced yet.” And if you’re wondering what he’s talking about, it’s simple. Electronic Arts announced its intention to remaster the real-time strategy game Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn, including its three expansions and Command & Conquer: Red Alert. EA and Petroglyph Games are also sprucing things up by offering a 4K resolution option for those wanting an upscaled version of the original experience.

All of this has of course led to a lot of fans wondering what other games EA has in the pipeline. The Mass Effect trilogy, the Dead Space series, Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic and so many more franchises all sound like worthy candidates for a remaster, and the prospect of any of these modern classics getting remade has fans over the moon.

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The cancellation of some lackluster projects like NBA Live 20 could mean that the company is shuffling resources and manpower for larger projects, which would certainly fit the bill for major remasters being on the docket. The return to Steam from Origin also supports the idea that EA is pushing for a PC-led presence, suggesting that the controversial PC ports of some game could get a revival. Of course, being EA, they’re keeping everything close to the chest and nothing of the sort is confirmed.

The currently waxing trend of remastering classic video games is actually a good time to push out some teases of future projects. Some gamers might feel like there’s too many options on the market in terms of remasters, remade consoles and the like at the moment, so just knowing that future projects are a ways off can be exciting. This lull period gives EA the chance to build more hype for their future games, which is always good. And of course, the explosive success of the recent Resident Evil 2 remaster shows that there’s plenty of gas left in the tank for iconic gaming franchises if done right.

 

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