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Mass Effect remasters ‘most likely’ on the way, EA says

Could the Normandy be traveling to current consoles?

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Electronic Arts hasn’t remastered any of its previous-generation games for the current consoles — yet. That could change soon, starting with the Mass Effect franchise, reports Game Informer.

Last year, EA Studios executive vice president Patrick Soderlund told Game Informer that the company had considered remastering titles like Mass Effect, but had decided to focus on new projects instead. Things have changed, though, largely because EA now sees a demand from fans for remasters.

"The honest answer is that we are absolutely actively looking at it," Soderlund told Game Informer during an interview at Gamescom 2016. "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."

Activision has released remasters for series like Prototype and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, and they’ve gotten a poor reception due to technical issues and high prices. According to Soderlund, EA doesn’t want to make the same mistake.

"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," Soderlund told Game Informer. "We just want to make sure that we stay in the ‘done it really well’ camp."

For now, the only Mass Effect project that’s in development is Mass Effect: Andromeda, which is set for release in early 2017 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

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