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Mass Effect HD Trilogy may not happen at all, hints EA

Electronic Arts has suggested that a Mass Effect HD Trilogy is not among the company’s top list of priorities.

Speaking with Game Informer, EA’s Patrick Soderlund was asked if the publishing giant has considered giving any of its back catalogue the remaster treatment. And, while not ruling out a Mass Effect HD release, he wasn’t exactly optimistic about the possibility of it actually happening. 

"I won’t lie and say we haven’t looked at it," Soderlund said. "But for us, it’s about weighing where we spend our resources. Is it better for them to be working on a completely new IP, which you know BioWare is, or should they be remastering a Mass Effect?"

"I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I go back and play a game, you want the memory of what they were at that point in time when you played them," Söderlund says. "If I go back and play the old games, I think, ‘Really?!’ Was this what it was? Because in my mind it was amazing."

Asked outright if EA is actively talking about a Mass Effect HD Trilogy, Soderlund declined to comment. 

Rumors of a Mass Effect HD Trilogy have been circulating for a while now, and BioWare has even admitted it is interested in making it happen. Nonetheless, nothing has come into fruition, and by the sound of it, the bundle may never happen.

Developer BioWare is currently working on the next chapter of the Mass Effect series, Mass Effect: Andromeda, for PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. The game will be released in holiday 2016, so it’s still a way off yet. Be sure to check out the latest screenshots here