'Mass Effect: Andromeda' release news: EA may announce something new about franchise; title remaster coming soon?

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“Mass Effect: Andromeda” did not make an appearance at this year’s Gamescom, but Electronic Arts (EA) Studios may have another thing in mind for the franchise.

There might be a “Mass Effect” remaster coming soon, EA Studios head Patrick Soderlund revealed to GameInformer. It can be remembered that Soderlund expressed in an interview last year that they were focusing on new projects rather than on published titles, hinting that they were not considering releasing remasters.

However, it seems that the company has changed its mind.

“What’s changed is that there is proof in the market that people want it, maybe more than there was when we spoke,” said Soderlund. He mentioned that there is a clear evidence of people really wanting it, which the report agreed to. According to it, a remastered version of the third-person shooter franchise is in high demand.

Soderlund confessed that they are “absolutely actively looking at it.” While he still did not confirm that “Mass Effect” remasters are coming, he hinted that there is a high chance that EA will follow the footsteps of Activision and other studios that have released remasters, which became hits. 

That is why the company is considering a lot of factors before making a decision.

“We have to be careful in choosing the right brands for the right reasons at the right time,” Soderlund explained. It is risky to release a remaster, so they want to make sure that they do it really well.

As for “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” the next installment to the franchise, he promised that a gameplay footage might be coming the gamers’ way soon. It is unknown what the new title can offer, but Mac Walters, “Mass Effect” creative director, previously revealed to Eurogamer that it will have a fresh start.

Walters stated that the new title should have a fresh story, but should also have some elements of nostalgia mixed in.

“We want to have things for people to find and go ‘oh, I remember that character.'”