I know, I know, I know. We’re supposed to hate remasters. Condemn them. BURN THEM. Because they’re nothing more than cheap cash-ins and cynically marketed nostalgia and the worst. And stuff. It’s the rules.
But it’s Mass Effect, you guys. You know you’d play them all over again.
Talking to Game Informer at EA’s Gamescom press event, the company’s executive vice president Patrick Söderlund confirmed that a Mass Effect original trilogy remaster is a thing they want to do, because it’s a thing the fans want them to do.
“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 said.
“We have to be careful in choosing the right brands for the right reasons at the right time. 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. There have been titles that have come out that have done it really well, and there have been others that maybe haven’t done it so well. We just want to make sure that we stay in the ‘done it really well’ camp.”
And by “done it really well”, I’m sure he means that they’d delete all the Mako bits because they were totally rubbish, and fix the ending of the third game. Actually, they could just delete that too, and replace it with a screen proclaiming that “YOU KIND OF WON”, which is more or less exactly the same thing but not so stupefying.