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Outspoken EA Games executive Peter Moore believe publishers pushing PlayStation 4 remasters have run out of ideas. In a frank exchange with IGN, the popular personality stressed that his company is more interested with moving forwards than looking backwards. You can probably scratch that Mass Effect Trilogy announcement off your wish list, then.

"We're a company that just likes to push forward," he boasted. "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 that's ever been in our culture."

While there's been much frustration over the amount of remasters on the latest round of consoles, we do think that Moore is selling them short. Data showed, for example, that 80 per cent of PS4 owners had never played an Uncharted game, which made the series ripe for a re-release. These games aren't exactly stopping studios from working on new things either – Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is still on the way.

One view that we do share with the executive is on backward compatibility – and not just because it was recently revealed for the Xbox One. "In the old days, backward compatibility was to convince your Mum to buy the new console – not that you were ever going to use it," he added. "Once you got it? Those things went in the drawer, or on eBay."

He's so right!

[source uk.ign.com]