- EA recently announced that they’d be releasing a remaster in 2021.
- Fans seem to believe that Mass Effect would be the game in question.
- In my opinion, more signs point towards Knights of the Old Republic.
EA recently announced its plans for the 2021 financial year, and it has got a lot of fans excited. One of the most interesting bullet points on the list tweeted out by Daniel Ahmad was about some “exciting remasters” coming soon. While the exact nature of the remasters in question wasn’t revealed, it sent a lot of fans into speculation overdrive.
The big name that seems to be on most people’s lips is Mass Effect. Many fans took the announcement of the remasters as a hint that the sci-fi RPGs would be making a comeback. The truth of the matter might actually be a little different from what people were expecting.
Why I Don’t Think That It’s Mass Effect
Mass Effect Andromeda was the latest game in the series. While it received a fair amount of praise from critics, fan reception was a little bleaker. As such, Andromeda massively underperformed sales-wise when compared with EA’s expectations.
Regardless of whether you liked Andromeda or not, it likely caused a loss of confidence in the IP for EA. Even if a remaster could possibly restore some of that confidence, it’s more than likely that EA would look to a game that would be a guaranteed success instead. Which game might that be?
Enter Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic was a massively successful franchise even though it was only made up of two titles. The first game scored in the 90s on sites like Metacritic,