Electronic Arts seemingly wanted to update an older game…
VentureBeat’s writer, Jeff Grubb, wrote the following on Twitter: „So yeah, Skate 4 has been in the works for a while. But it’s always been in this „are we going to do this?” limbo. My understanding is that this is them essentially starting over and, obviously, really going for it. Battlefield VI is modern. UFC is coming. EA is making golf games of its own again. Battlefield Bad Company remaster that I teased years ago got canned.”
Skate 4 is something that many skateboarding game fans requested from Electronic Arts for years (and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 was nothing more by Activision Blizzard than one last cash grab before their license expired… it was a rushed game). Battlefield 6 was seen in Electronic Arts’ tease of next-gen projects. UFC 4 is no surprise: they release a mixed martial arts title every few years. Now, Battlefield Bad Company’s remaster is a surprise: we don’t even remember its rumours; even Grubb said it was several years ago…
Previously, we wrote that Electronic Arts might be planning a Mass Effect trilogy remaster (which Grubb thinks will launch by April 2021), but now, we have to ask if it would be for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One or PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The publisher hasn’t announced it yet, but they could surprise us. They most likely will with what they plan to release on the Nintendo Switch. They say they will release 7 titles on the Switch in the next 12 months. Burnout: Paradise Remastered, Apex Legends, Lost in Random… what are the other four? (FIFA 21, likely in the Legacy Edition re-release again… what are the other three?)
When will Electronic Arts go deeper into this re-releasing, remastering approach? Burnout: Paradise‘s re-release might have been the first step towards it.
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