Nope, forget previous reports that Mass Effect remaster might happen. EA’s tough-talking Peter Moore has said he doesn’t want to do it, and that’s final.

Speaking with IGN, the EA COO stated pretty firmly that he doesn’t want to revisit the original trilogy because the company is “focused on delivering for the future, not revisiting the past.” This channel’s earlier comments he made, stating that remasters feel “like pushing stuff out because you’ve run out of ideas.”

I don’t know where we find the time to do remakes. We’re a company that just likes to push forward.

I’ve never been a fan of demonizing the past, and I am especially against the idea that we have nothing to learn by looking backwards. Classics like Super Mario Bros. and Chrono Trigger are still popular to this very day and have lifespans that extend far beyond anything that EA has ever made. Maybe if the company stopped and looked at why, it would be able make a video game that remains memorable a year beyond its release.

Like the first two Dead Space games, which EA quickly figured out how to dive-bomb after pushing forward a little too much.

However, Moore does have a more practical reason that I can agree with. Quite simply, the company is focused on making Mass Effect Andromeda, and it can’t spare the resources to remaster old projects.

Is there demand? Yes, there’s thousands of people who want it. Do we need millions? I don’t know. Our blinders are on and [we are] looking toward future. If you allow yourself to take the easy road – not to diss remastering great franchises – but there are so many opportunities for us to have people go to something else.

We want to focus on the future and delivering new IP and new experiences. There’s easy money to be made all over this industry, but the real focus should be on being player-first and focused on delivering new IP and new experiences.

We just feel like we want to go forward. There’s a little thing called Mass Effect Andromeda that we’re totally focused on at BioWare and it’s gonna be magnificent.

Remasters are an easy sell, but they still require manpower to do. That’s understandable! If I were to choose between a better Mass Effect Andromeda or a remastered Mass Effect trilogy, I would take the former. My PlayStation 3 is still holding up, and the PC platform, bless its soul, is backwards compatible to the beginning of time. Mass Effect was a highlight of the previous generation, and as modern day classics, they should still hold up in their original builds.

You see, plain and simple, Mr. Moore. No need to anger those who enjoy playing old games or remasters by inferring that their hobby is dated.