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EA Gives Mass Effect Fans Hope with Confirmation of 'Exciting Remasters' Coming Soon

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EA Gives Mass Effect Fans Hope with Confirmation of 'Exciting Remasters' Coming Soon

Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster, is that you?

Praise the lord: EA just gave hope to every Mass Effect fan currently in hibernation. The publisher plans on releasing some "exciting remasters of fan favourites" in the coming year, and that means just one thing to us. Our hopes and dreams of a Mass Effect Trilogy remaster are alive and kicking.

In its latest earnings call, EA states that it plans on launching multiple remasters before its next fiscal year ends in March 2021. Mass Effect is the obvious candidate, but we wouldn't say no to a bit of Dead Space on our brand spanking new PlayStation 5s if such a remaster was to release in late 2020.


We expect to hear more news on this initiative at E3 2020 when the publisher's pipeline of releases will surely make for a slightly better show than the one it managed to scrape together earlier this year. Do you hope to see a Mass Effect Trilogy remaster next year? Or is there a different EA game you'd like to see get that treatment? Let us know in the comments below.

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Road Rash better be one of these remasters!
 
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A vain hope, but I don't want a remaster. I want a REMAKE. Remake the entire series from the ground up and rewrite the second and third installments. To quote my message from another thread:

ME1: The plot stays the same, but it uses the combat, weapon customization and loadout system of ME3. Lessen the planets to explore and just keep them to a few worlds with a vast open area that you can traverse with the MAKO, but using the improved handling of Andromeda's NOMAD.

ME2: No two year timeskip where Shepard is ressurrected. Do away with the Collectors and make the Cerberus the main antagonist or ally depending on your choices. The Illusive Man recognizes the Reaper threat and he warns that there may be forces within the Citadel government hindering Shepard's mission. This game will give much more focus on galactic politics and in the end Shepard's main conflict is whether to stay loyal to the inept and Reaper denying Citadel Council, or to overthrow the seat of power to better prepare the galaxy against the Reaper threat.

ME3: The Reapers invade, and how Shepard stops them is dependent on the choices he/she made in the previous games. Some companions may end up being in conflict with you because you made a hard choice. But the Reaper threat is ended not because of some stupid plot device with a Starchild, but because you worked on a solution.

Yeah.... I don't see any of this happening while EA holds the IP. But one can dream right? Maybe if EA goes under and someone with a passion for the project, maybe then. Til then, it's only a pipedream of mine.
 

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A vain hope, but I don't want a remaster. I want a REMAKE. Remake the entire series from the ground up and rewrite the second and third installments. To quote my message from another thread:
A remake would only fuck things up, mostly by giving them the opportunity to add whatever flavour of the month trends are big in the industry that week, microtransactions, bad redesigns and allow all the new far left leaning staff hired since to 'fix' all the problematic content of the original.

Don't get me wrong, if you could rehire everyone that worked on the original game and give them modern tools and as much time as they'd need to remake the first 2 with as few changes as possible and scrap 3 to start over from scratch (because that shits unsalvagable) I'd probably have a stroke from joy, but modern EA and Bioware would only fuck things up.

Just get them to 4k and 60fps and then leave them the fuck alone and I'll buy 1 & 2 again, thats all I'm willing to trust them with.
 

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What’s the other Sports Game, Is it a Betting Simulator?

I’m going to guess at Baseball since that’s the main one they don’t put out right? Unless the revive Rugby?

Edit: I just realise it could be a revival of Cricket or Tennis or Golf since they have done those in the past, only by looking on Wiki did I realise they only have 5 sports games out currently
 
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Unless said remastering of ME just involves a dramatic reworking of ME3 from the ground up in terms of the storyline (which I highly doubt) I can't say I'm particularly interested in that. The only thing they got right with ME3 was the combat and the music, everything else was a hot mess of ill-considered retconning and piss-poor continuity, even with the reworked ending they pushed out.
 

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I would not be surprised to see ME Trilogy remaster, a barebones affair with no trimmings (this is EA afterall) with an announcement of ME4 for next gen. It would make perfect sense and is possibly the only way Bioware can get back in the game.
 
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A vain hope, but I don't want a remaster. I want a REMAKE. Remake the entire series from the ground up and rewrite the second and third installments. To quote my message from another thread:
Mass Effect 3 cannot work with Shepard. Full stop. Because if you keep Shepard around it literally means that Citadel has NO purpose at all. In Mass Effect 1 it is very clearly established that without the Citadel the Reapers are trapped in inter-galactic void and traveling back under their own power would take centuries at best, most likely thousands of years though. Mass Effect 3's problem isn't just the ending, it is actually the beginning that throws the whole thing into the dumpster. The only way to make Mass Effect 3 make sense is without Shepard, in the distant future where the galaxy either is or isn't prepared for the arrival of the Reapers based on your performance in the previous games.
 

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Mass Effect 3 cannot work with Shepard. Full stop. Because if you keep Shepard around it literally means that Citadel has NO purpose at all. In Mass Effect 1 it is very clearly established that without the Citadel the Reapers are trapped in inter-galactic void and traveling back under their own power would take centuries at best, most likely thousands of years though. Mass Effect 3's problem isn't just the ending, it is actually the beginning that throws the whole thing into the dumpster. The only way to make Mass Effect 3 make sense is without Shepard, in the distant future where the galaxy either is or isn't prepared for the arrival of the Reapers based on your performance in the previous games.
Good points, on top of that such a journey should, by the established canon of how FTL works in the ME universe, have completely fucked up the Reapers too.

The mass effect technology that allows FTL both requires a massive amount of energy for long distance travel, and produces a massive amount of heat and static build up that has to be regularly vented into a planets magnetosphere to prevent the crew roasting alive and eventually the ship flat out melting. It's one of the reasons the Mass Relays exist and why shutting them down so completely isolated species from each other when it came time for a reaping.

After such a long hourney through nothing, the Reapers should have been suffering from extreme power depletion and suffering severe internal damage from prolonged intense heat exposure both inside and out, especially given that it was revealed in ME2 that they are infact part organic, and ME 1 showed that they're physically no more durable than any other vessel, just equiped with near impenetrable shielding against physical damage that would have done nothing to stop thermal energy.
 
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Good points, on top of that such a journey should, by the established canon of how FTL works in the ME universe, have completely fucked up the Reapers too.

The mass effect technology that allows FTL both requires a massive amount of energy for long distance travel, and produces a massive amount of heat and static build up that has to be regularly vented into a planets magnetosphere to prevent the crew roasting alive and eventually the ship flat out melting. It's one of the reasons the Mass Relays exist and why shutting them down so completely isolated species from each other when it came time for a reaping.

After such a long hourney through nothing, the Reapers should have been suffering from extreme power depletion and suffering severe internal damage from prolonged intense heat exposure both inside and out, especially given that it was revealed in ME2 that they are infact part organic, and ME 1 showed that they're physically no more durable than any other vessel, just equiped with near impenetrable shielding against physical damage that would have done nothing to stop thermal energy.
Right on, bro. Practically it means that without the Citadel relay the Reapers are in a completely hopeless situation, unless they have some contingency plan which was not alluded to in any of the games.
 
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Mass Effect 3 cannot work with Shepard. Full stop. Because if you keep Shepard around it literally means that Citadel has NO purpose at all. In Mass Effect 1 it is very clearly established that without the Citadel the Reapers are trapped in inter-galactic void and traveling back under their own power would take centuries at best, most likely thousands of years though. Mass Effect 3's problem isn't just the ending, it is actually the beginning that throws the whole thing into the dumpster. The only way to make Mass Effect 3 make sense is without Shepard, in the distant future where the galaxy either is or isn't prepared for the arrival of the Reapers based on your performance in the previous games.
Whoa. I completely forgot about that. It's been a long time since I played the first game and damn that makes sense. Without a Mass Relay instantaneous travel throughout the galaxy is impossible. Without the Citadel to warp them in the Reaper fleet would have to take a slow route towards the Milky Way, which as you say would take thousands of years. So Bioware basically retconned an important plot point to make for more action packed sequels.

I blame the influence of JJ Abrams on them. We all know how Abrams loves to make space seem small in both Star Trek and Star Wars.
 
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Whoa. I completely forgot about that. It's been a long time since I played the first game and damn that makes sense. Without a Mass Relay instantaneous travel throughout the galaxy is impossible. Without the Citadel to warp them in the Reaper fleet would have to take a slow route towards the Milky Way, which as you say would take thousands of years. So Bioware basically retconned an important plot point to make for more action packed sequels.

I blame the influence of JJ Abrams on them. We all know how Abrams loves to make space seem small in both Star Trek and Star Wars.
Yeah, they wrote themselves into the corner quite horribly. I mean Mass Effect 2 still works with this in part. The Collectors are trying to build a reaper to try another attack on the citadel to open the relay but then "Arrival" happened and then Mass Defect 3. The Arrival DLC is completely HORSESHIT. It literally says that Reapers were parked a couple of blocks away from the nearest relay and you have to blow it up. MAJOR UUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH. The whole point for being so far and deep in intergalactic space was to make it practically impossible to be found by accident. Parking your invasion force 2 steps away from a major relay isn't the best idea.
 

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Right on, bro. Practically it means that without the Citadel relay the Reapers are in a completely hopeless situation, unless they have some contingency plan which was not alluded to in any of the games.
Well they could have just had the injured Reapers use indoctrination to turn the galaxy against each other, sowing seeds of treachery in the shadows, making the game a race against time to either unite everyone against them, exposing the indoctrinated, making alliances etc, or going it alone with Cerberus for a bit of 'Humanity, Fuck Yeah!' And building super weapons instead, all easier or harder to do based on previous choices, in a race against time before the Reapers regained their strength and became unbeatable again.

But no, instead it was all big set pieces, explosions, fucking establish canon and continuity while chasing COD players.

God I hate ME3.
 
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Well they could have just had the injured Reapers use indoctrination to turn the galaxy against each other, sowing seeds of treachery in the shadows, making the game a race against time to either unite everyone against them, exposing the indoctrinated, making alliances etc, or going it alone with Cerberus for a bit of 'Humanity, Fuck Yeah!' And building super weapons instead, all easier or harder to do based on previous choices, in a race against time before the Reapers regained their strength and became unbeatable again.

But no, instead it was all big set pieces, explosions, fucking establish canon and continuity while chasing COD players.

God I hate ME3.
Right on again, my man. Make the Reapers arrive silently and on the edge of death two hundred years in the future. Realizing that now they are outmatched and outgunned even at full power (since we had way more time to advance tech and study a reaper corpse) they figure out a plan to turn the denizens of the galaxy against each other through indoctrination and such. If you want Shepard that bad in the third game, they could turn him into a legendary hero at the end of 2 and freeze him in carbonite until the Reapers arrive. It would be stupid but whatever.

Multiplayer is the only good thing about the game and considering how much of a mess the entire story is I am quite amazed how ok the extended cut ended up being.
 
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I hope it's Army of Two trilogy. That would make people commit sepultura.
A remake would only fuck things up, mostly by giving them the opportunity to add whatever flavour of the month trends are big in the industry that week, microtransactions, bad redesigns and allow all the new far left leaning staff hired since to 'fix' all the problematic content of the original.

Don't get me wrong, if you could rehire everyone that worked on the original game and give them modern tools and as much time as they'd need to remake the first 2 with as few changes as possible and scrap 3 to start over from scratch (because that shits unsalvagable) I'd probably have a stroke from joy, but modern EA and Bioware would only fuck things up.

Just get them to 4k and 60fps and then leave them the fuck alone and I'll buy 1 & 2 again, thats all I'm willing to trust them with.
Even 2's main story is complete shit. Only reason people don't notice that is because it's like 5 missions total and you spend most of your time collecting and babysitting your crew. This is the game that starts with you dying, coming back to life 5 minutes later and having your resurrection be depicted as you waking up fully dressed like you were out boozing all night, while some bird is barking Modern Warfare quotes at you.
Whoa. I completely forgot about that. It's been a long time since I played the first game and damn that makes sense. Without a Mass Relay instantaneous travel throughout the galaxy is impossible. Without the Citadel to warp them in the Reaper fleet would have to take a slow route towards the Milky Way, which as you say would take thousands of years. So Bioware basically retconned an important plot point to make for more action packed sequels.

I blame the influence of JJ Abrams on them. We all know how Abrams loves to make space seem small in both Star Trek and Star Wars.
Funny you'd bring up JarJar Abrams. Mac Walters, lead writer of ME2&3, and director of MEA is a carbon copy of Abrams or one of his cretinous minions like Alex Kurtzman. He should work for JJ's company, he'd fit right in with all the other clown ruining every scifi IP imaginable.
 

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Generally I like third person walking simulators but Mass Effect just didn’t do it for me.
 

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I am excited about Mass Effect Trilogy remaster, but I can play those through backward compatibility.
I’m more pumped for the new sports franchise as I’m hoping NCAA Football will come back. Especially with the recent decision to pay players for their names and likenesses.
 

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Funny you'd bring up JarJar Abrams. Mac Walters, lead writer of ME2&3, and director of MEA is a carbon copy of Abrams or one of his cretinous minions like Alex Kurtzman. He should work for JJ's company, he'd fit right in with all the other clown ruining every scifi IP imaginable.
I haven't watched Star Trek Discovery yet, but the RedLetterMedia guys assure me it's garbage. Largely because of Kurtzman, who was the executive producer. They even think the upcoming Picard series is going to suck because of his influence.

And speaking of Trek, I liken the first Mass Effect to classic Star Trek because of it's austere scifi atmosphere and slow pacing. 2 & 3 however felt like Abrams era Trek with the the overabundance of action, humor, and some idiotic leaps of logic.
 

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Mass Effect makes sense. So don't count on it. Or if it is, count on it being an utter shambles of a remake.

And well done guys for even hinting at such a thing this late in the consoles life... Brilliant. By the time this may even come out, next gen is here.
 

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Does Mass effect even need a remaster? it works fine doesn't it?
I believe ME2 and ME3 work on on modern systems, but ME1 needs help with resolutions? Not quite sure. Then there's the issue with the DLC. For ME3 at least, some of those DLCs are necessary really for a complete game. ME1 had a few DLCs, but are extremely buggy and/or won't work. Not to mention the DLCs are only available through bioware points or some bs on their website only.
 

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My idea of a remake for ME is to update the graphics, gameplay (the gun sway is rediculous) and ui (can't just back out of menus, have to accept changes). Don't touch the vo, story, etc.
 
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If I could get a Mass Effect Trilogy remaster for current Gen consoles then that would be almost enough to compensate for fact that Bioware let Mass Effect die just so they could grunt out the lumpy turd that is Anthem.





Seriously though give me that fucking trilogy remaster.
 
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Does Mass effect even need a remaster? it works fine doesn't it?
I don't think they're going to be proper remasters (well maybe they could remove MTX's from Dead Space 3), more like ports for the current consoles with higher quality textures and all of the DLC's in a single package.
 
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There's too much DLC for them to sell them as a complete package for $60. We're getting $40 per game.
That's pretty true. If they did all 3 games and all the DLC as one $60 release then it would be the best deal in the history of Gaming.


I could see them doing $60 for the base game trilogy and then $20 for the DLC collection.