With several big sports franchises having released or on the horizon and titles like Star Wars: Battlefront coming this holiday season, EA is priming for a big push in the next few months, though EA COO Peter Moore revealed some more insight on the future for EA and what to expect from the company.
Speaking with IGN, Moore in particular explained that remasters and HD re-releases of previous games and series published by EA is frankly not in the company’s interest, as Moore detailed that to him “it feels like pushing stuff out because you’ve run out of ideas.”
Instead, Moore explained in the statement that re-releasing older titles or remasters are not EA’s focus and detailed “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 also added, “we’re a company that just likes to push forward.”
Moore didn’t completely rule out or devalue the current trend of remasters and remakes, as he added “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.”
However, by Moore’s statements it seems clear he and EA are trying to drive the company forward to releasing new content on consoles rather than rehashing the old, while those looking to go back to older titles from the company can do so through the EA Access service on Xbox One or EA Origin on PC.