Per a report from VentureBeat, there’s an incredibly good chance that we’re actually going to get an HD remaster of the Mass Effect Trilogy.
This report is a holistic breakdown of EA’s most recent investors call, where they announced that they have 14 new titles in the works, as well as a renewed focus on live services. Here’s a snippet from the call, per that very same article:
“We are planning to launch 14 new titles to players this fiscal year,” said Wilson. “That includes four new EA Sports titles — FIFA, Madden, NHL, and one more unannounced sports game — all of which deliver on the mix of creativity, authenticity, and quality that sets EA Sports apart. … Our FY21 plans also include four more games drawing on the breadth of our IP, from Command & Conquer Remastered to unannounced games for our console and PC players. We’ll have more games from indie developers launching this year through EA Partners, and two new mobile titles leveraging top IP that we’ll bring to players worldwide.”-EA remains focused on live services with 14 new games this year, VentureBeat
Among these 14 titles, the report continues, is a remaster of Burnout Paradise for the Nintendo Switch (fuck yes), and an unnamed “HD remake of an EA game”.
Jeff Grubb from VB adds in right at the end of the article that the “HD remaster of an EA game is the Mass Effect Trilogy. Just don’t expect that to also launch on Switch — at least not at first”, but I can’t be sure if that’s a joke, wishful thinking, or if he knows more than he’s letting on.
You already know that Mass Effect is one of my favorite franchises of all time, so if this rumor’s got any legs – and I believe it just might – then this is super exciting. Keep it locked here as we continue to cover this rumor as it develops.