EA Claims They Have No Interest or Time for HD Remasters

Remasters of older games from last gen have made their own cornerstone in the current generation of gaming. Although, EA is one company that has...
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    Remasters of older games from last gen, or even the gen before that of the original Xbox and PlayStation 2 have made their own personal cornerstone in the current generation of gaming. Many publishers and individual development studios have used this method to bring back some of their classic titles, touching up on any errors or even just revitalizing the original idea so that it could flourish with improved graphics and mechanics. Although, among all of the studios that have utilized remastering, Electronic Arts has yet to incorporate this into their cramped schedule of game releases. Apparently though, there is reasoning behind why they have not followed suit in this practice.

    Microsoft, Sony, Capcom, and Activision have all made HD remasters of some of their extremely popular titles. However in a recent interview with IGN, EA’s COO Peter Moore criticized studios for doing this, saying that “it feels like pushing out stuff because you’ve run out of ideas.” While he did admit that remakes are extremely convenient and give companies a way to drive in revenue, he says that it isn’t something that has ever been in EA’s culture. Moore also stated that EA is a company that “just likes to push forward.” He feels the same way towards backwards compatibility, despite the fact that EA will have games added onto the Xbox One in the near future using the feature Microsoft has developed. So even if the company as a whole doesn’t plan on producing any remasters, some of their games from last gen will still be added onto the Xbox One regardless.

    Unfortunately, EA has become a company that is widely known throughout the gaming community for releasing games that are riddled with bugs and connection issues. Which is usually caused by them being launched earlier than they should have. That being said, some of these recent statements by Moore are a bit contradictory of the name EA has made for themselves. The matter of whether or not they’re taking the necessary steps to improve their reputation is something we’ll have to wait to find out when Need for Speed and Star Wars: Battlefront launch in the coming months.

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  1. Nahr Alma
    Would you really want to play fifa 16 for 5 years until new consoles exist? Or do they need to change the game every year until it turns into bloodbowl.
  2. zerocool403
    theres a couple games they should remake.
  3. Tfsfan
    EA doesn't do remakes because they're ****ing stupid greedy @ssholes, end of story.
    1. xZ07x
      You can't call them greedy for no wanting to remake a game that they already made, but in HD.
  4. Salus
    All these people bashing sports games for coming out every year and they don't even bother doing some research on what actual changes they make :/
  5. Stonerzard
    The thing is, some remakes are amazing because you get the nostalgic feel, but updated to modern standards. I know I for one cannot fricking wait for Ratchet and Clank to be re-released!
  6. Criptek Shinobi
    How can they possibly say other companies are running out of idea's if they publish old titles? EA publish FIFA every year, and every year it's the same sh¡t? FIFA 16 had the biggest change since FIFA 08, so all the games in between were the same every year with a couple of tweeks.
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    2. Salus
      If it's the same sh*t then why do they still get sales after sales after sales? Getting around the word filter is also a nice way to get yourself banned btw
    3. Criptek Shinobi
      It is the same sh*t every year? CoD was the same, and that still got sales... What you have to understand is that people want the latest games, not a game that's going to be a year old... I could create a game. Let's call it "Game 1", then if I realise another, with the slightest noticeable change called "Game 2" People will still buy it... FIFA would do better releasing updates every year rather a new game, but its all about the profit.
    4. Criptek Shinobi
      Oh, btw, 99.9% of users on this site swear, next time I'll put sh*t ok? Because that "*" makes a difference
  7. DOMIN8
    Hahahahaha....

    Every year they release 5 or 6 remakes of their previous years sports titles... lol
      3xTiNcT, Jiggy777, RaoulDuke and 2 others like this.
  8. Vegeta
    What about Mass Effect :frown:
    1. Dead
      Mass Effect 4 (or whatever it will be called) is in the works.
  9. Spongebloke
    EA = Evil A$$hole$. I bet they wont do it because you can't fit in micro transactions.
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  10. CAPiiX
    It's a little late for remakes too, don't you think?