One of the recent trends that’s been happening in games are HD remakes of older titles. Whether it be old-school classics like Grim Fandango, or more modern pieces that just want new life like Windwaker HD, it has proven very popular amongst many publishers. One publisher who is not interested though is EA. COO Peter Moore said to IGN: “It feels like pushing stuff out because you’ve run out of ideas.”
He then went on to note why EA isn’t interested in such things:
“Remakes, because of who we are, and this broad portfolio of intellectual property…you add all that together, I don’t know where we find the time to do remakes,” Moore said. “We’re a company that just likes to push forward.”
Though to be fair, he does understand why companies do them:
“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.”
EA honestly is one of the few big publishers who are not into the HD remakes brand, even when fans asked for certain HD remakes of their games, they haven’t done though. We’ll see if they stick to their guns on this.