EA Exec Criticizes HD Remasters
"We don't do that here. I don't think that's ever been in our culture"
While Microsoft, Sony, Capcom, and Activision have all released HD remasters of their back catalog games for new-generation consoles, don't expect Electronic Arts to follow suit. In a new interview, EA COO Peter Moore criticized the practice, saying it "feels like pushing stuff out because you've run out of ideas."
In addition to having no interest, Moore told IGN that EA doesn't have time to work on HD remasters. Instead, he said, "We're a company that just likes to push forward."
He added: "For a lot of companies, remakes are a way to drive revenue. It's sub-cost, it's an IP that's there, you can remaster, and that's great. We don't do that here. I don't think that’s ever been in our culture."
Though EA has no plans for HD remasters, its games may end up on at least one new-generation system; EA's Mass Effect is among the list of initial Xbox One backwards compatible games. Other EA titles could follow when the feature is released publicly in November.
Some high-profile HD remaster examples include Microsoft's Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Sony's Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. Activision, meanwhile, has released HD versions of Prototype and Deadpool. Japanese publisher Capcom has even made HD remasters a core pillar of its business strategy, with Resident Evil Zero and Resident Evil 2 remakes currently in the works.
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