DCI from GamesOnSmash gives his opinion about Mass Effect and its possible release on the PS3. What would happen if this 360 exclusive was on a Blu Ray disc??
more money for the devs and more people get to play it.
lol ii was going to say the same thing great minds think alike :)
They would get a sell from me.
Pretty much it. It would be a surprise if they added content. Probably be lucky if they fixed glitches or shortened elevator rides.
eh, a dedicated port would be kind of expensive to do, and likely wouldn't make it's money back.
It have piss poor sells like all timed exclusives that go to the ps3
The game is very good and I could care less if it's multiplat but if we look at Bioshock then the numbers aren't that great on the PS3 when compared to the 360 (about 2.3 million to 300K). Granted they are very different games but still not very promising when porting costs and advertising are taken into account. I had expected much better sales numbers with regards to Bioshock (love the game) on the PS3 and I would guess the developer figured similar sales as the 360 version as well. Either way Mass Effect is a game worthy of a PS3 port if it's done by competent hands otherwise keep it on the 360 because Playstation owners don't want another shoddy port job.
If its ported to the ps3 by bioware I doubt it be a great port. Bioware doesnt want the game on the ps3 so if they are forced to do it by EA I think it likely they just do it as quickly as they can with as lil efforted as they can
"What would happen if Mass Effect came to the PS3" More people could get to play this awesome game, that's what would happen.
Another reason to jump from a 360 to a PS3.
lmao PoSTedUP ur getting disagrees
Mass effect would probably not sell that well on the ps3 because its over a year old game. Thats what happened to bioshock
People would play it, have a great gaming experience. It would sell a lot of copies and make lots of money. Sounds like a win win.
Anyone disagreeing to the first comment is a big surprise. This game is on PC to and I didn't see any PC "fanboys" (are their any of those?) dancing on the streets. I'm a PC gaming but I don't consider myself a PC fanboy even though it is my preferred gaming platform.
great article! not.
For the PS3 gamers, nothing much... another good game to go to PS3, no biggie. For the devs... more money and it would make the market bigger for the sequel.
Devs saying did we earn our money back?
All the initial investment was on PC-type architecture (360 and PC) and using a highly modified version of the Unreal 3 engine. How is ME going to be cost effective on the PS3 assuming Bioware has limited resources and started work on only 360/PC sequels after the first? If this was not so, I would have to assume Bioware has no other future projects and might hand over port duty to another dev. This is not the case. Bioware currently is working on Star War's Knights of the Republic MMO (there biggest game ever), Dragon Age (coming out this year on multiple platforms) and ME 2 (coming out this year). Where is the time to make a ME for the PS3? Bioware is known for their quality and will not release a port of ME or even a sequel that is not up to their standards. I am not saying that ME doesn't have a potential audience on the PS3, however it is plain naive and overly optimistic to assume something will happen for X amount of reasons without looking at Y reasons. I am arguing against the point because regardless of my personal desire to see all games multiplatform, I don't think it will happen. We have never seen a Bioware game on Playstation period and while this is not a good argument in itself, it makes it somewhat clear of the original intentions of ME. Its target audience were always Xbox and PC users. There was plenty of time to release a PS3 version of Mass Effect and it hasn't happened yet. I don't see a sequel appearing on the PS3 without a prequel. It was a priority to have all versions of the trilogy build on one another in story, tech as well as character import; thus being able to create a better story, better game and more engrossing experience. Exclusivity may be one explanation however sometimes developers want to keep things simple. What if Uncharted came to the 360? It wouldn't be the quality game we know it to be. I could make many more examples but I hope you get the point. PS3 exclusives are special for the same reason 360 exclusives are. Despite the notion that a PS3 version could potentially sell, it is very assuming to think that exclusivity means the game will sell poorly. Throw in a nice exclusivity bonus for the game coming only on 360/PC and I see no reason to port a version to PS3. One final thought: Microsoft see the value of this game and will make sure it stays exclusive. With all the exclusives PS3 has coming out in 09' it only makes sense business wise to keep it exclusive. Microsoft will get a AAA exclusive and EA will get a massive advertising incentive and bonus royalties perhaps. Microsoft have thrown money at jrpg developers to make multiple games for a system that doesn't sell well in that market, why is it a stretch to think they cannot buy exclusivity of ME2? Microsoft have fewer in house developers now (RIP Ensemble, Bungie independent) so they have the resources to front cash for exclusives.
and just make part 2 for ps3 not even bluray can make part 1 a better game
Teh game used alot of RAM, blu-ray wont produce the same results or better.
both consoles have same amount of RAM ? whats your point? the difference is PS3 has more Processing power and bigger storage media, so it can produce SO MUCH better results. just compare Infamous(not even final build) graphics with GTA4. just look at the textures and character models. GTA4 was one of the biggest game of this generation in term of hype and budget, so there is no excuse except DVD9 and...
Still had a LOT of texture pop in on 360, Unreal Engine really sucks. Hopefully they can optimise it for X360 at least so there is no texture pop in. I personally don't care which platform it is on, as long as it is longer and less glitchy than the first game.
I couldn't even finish the first one. I was so tired of SciFi games for my 360 when I owned it... I really tried with mass effect. I played for like 12 hours and my friends kept going "Turn this junk off and play COD4 man!!!!" I tended to agree. This and Left for dead don't need to be on the PS3. We should not support dev teams that don't support our console because they do lazy jobs for quick cash. Naughty dog, Sucker Punch, Kojima and Santa monica do deserve my hard earned cash to name a few. Vavle and Bioware can rot with their half finished ports. They are better on PC anyway...
A great example of both porting and the Unreal 3 engine running like it should.
Same amount of RAM in both systems, only half of the PS3's RAM is 4 times faster and can deal with much more data simultaneously than the 360's RAM.
KZ2 isn't even out yet and already you're back to coveting 360 exclusives! This is amazing. For a system that is "so behind the times", that has "no longevity", that has been "a colossal blunder of hardware and ego", you guys sure seem to want its games a lot.
i would buy it, and enjoy it. :)
If multi platform in the console market right?
im buying a 360 soon and i will buy it on that i dont care about what console i just want to play fun games :) edit : to answer your question yes i own a mac so i would have to get the 360 to play it
Don't worry Xbots i'm here to catch your tears.
lol. Seriously though, all that should be said is 'Good', it'll make this franchise stronger and it'll mean better sequels..
Hopefully you are not too tired from what you caught from me earlier;) Kazi
Imagine an early port of a 360 game being released back at the PS3 launch (using the unreal engine)... Thats how badly the game runs on the 360 its HORRIBLE!!!... Why do we want that crap on our console? Its kind of sad that it runs so badly despite only being out for one console lol Doesnt say much for the 360 especially when the PS3 is running visually amazing exclusives like KZ2 and Mass Effect is using an engine that is supposed to be great when used with 360... PS3 can raise the bar higher than X-Bawx... The proof is how good KZ2 looks / runs and how bad Mass Effect runs X-Bawx bit off more than it could chew trying to run that game...
Yes, yes, continue dreaming of hugging your precious Killzone 2. I wonder if you'll still be there to hug it when it falls down to the ground.
What the hell are you even talking about? One game runs badly on the 360, so the whole console must be rubbish, right? What about Haze? Didn't that have a plethora of technical issues on the PS3? Must mean the PS3 is rubbish as well, right? Is it not just possible that Bioware made a poor effort at writing the game in the first place? It wasn't technically challenging or anything, it didn't do anything particularly special that other Unreal Engine games didn't do, it was just badly coded. And finally - why WOULDN'T you want it on the PS3? Don't you understand that the more games a console has, even games that you're not interested in, the better the console is as a whole? Mass Effect was a highly praised game, it'd be very welcome on the PS3 and if you're such a PS3 fan, you should realise that it would be good for the PS3 and thus good for you. Still, your own idiotic fanboyism has clouded your judgement and it's obvious.
damn...ur actually not bashing the ps3....its the first sign of the apocalypse.
It seems that whatever GametimeUK says(sarcasm or not) there will always be people offended by it, poor n4g...
omg... I have actually been called a ps3 fan hahaha... and I have been told to dream about hugging killzone... These people dont know me at all rofl... and btw no I wouldnt want it on my PS3 because if you check my profile and click my Xbox gamertag you will see that I have the game already... It sucks
they actually called you a ps3 fangirl lol. See we told you a few 360fangirls are too quick to attack lol
I tell you, more people gonna enjoy this piece of art.. it really deserve all the hype it got, i mean if it wasnt for the framerate problems and the texture problems this game is perfect..
Umm, I would buy it.
Lol. I know this sounds crazy but I would even play it!
It will sell like shiat, like every game on the PS3 does in comparison to the 360. Bring more BluRay movies, that's what PS3 users buy
sony would have to bundle the game. cause it would sell like [email protected] which is why MGS4 just barely sold 1 million in six month.
I would buy it as well although I am getting a new PC so thats bascially my XBOX 360 for now lol.
Same thing that happened when Virtua Fighter 5, Devil May Cry 4, Grand Theft Auto 4 and numerous other ex-Sony exclusives went to the 360 - the 360 version is superior and sells more.
What a game it was! Cant wait for part 2. Best RPG of this generation so far.
Fix the texture pop-in and you got yourself a deal!
There would be no need for me to purchase a 360 that's what. Exclusives are mine thing and so far mass effect and alan wake (even though both will be on the PC) are the only games that interest me enough to want to buy a 360. It's actually quite sad if you think about it.
What would happen if Final Fantasy 13 Versus came to the Xbox360? Would it be better? Most definitely. Is it possible? You're damn right it is. 99.9% chance of coming. Expect announcement from Square soon.
I hear that once I get my gaming PC I will have a 360 and more basically.
First Tales of Vesperia now yall on Mass effect"s case? lmao, yall too much for me this Game is a MS exclusive . deal with it Fam.
mass effect trilogy on ps3 = more money,more profit, less risks for EA.. EA business -> confirmed multiplatform.
Its going to happen more money , And most likely new downloadable Content
ps3 owners are used to play VERY OLD 360 titles. it wouldnt be a surprise tho, they have to get good games from somewhere since it just isnt happening with their own exclusives (look at game sales for proof). 360 owners would not mind either Mass Effect coming to the ps3 as most of them have moved on to new games a long time ago.
It Would FLOP just like it did on the Xbox Cause its a Big Bag of Grade AAA Baboon Crap
lol I take it you really don't like the game!
Ps3 fans would enjoy the greatest RPG this gen. That's what would happen.
mass effect has way too many technical issues. i just recently bought it for $10 and i loved it. fallout 3 currently wears the crown for best rpg this gen though.
Sorry dude, but we have Valkyrie Chronicles. TGSI
What is Valkyrie Chronicles? The technical issues are minor and doesn't get in a way of some of the best storytelling in gaming history.
hahaha. no. just no.
What would happen is I still wouldn't buy it. Greatest RPG my ass Newbie!!!
the game wouldn't sell that many copies. sony would just have to bundle it with a ps3. as they do with most of their games. @below whats wrong with advertising. something sony has a problem with doing. and only maybe selling 200 to 300k wouldn't be a good reason to port this game. especially when this game is know to be on the 360/pc exclusive.
And? What's wrong with bundles?
my list of motives to buy one 360 would go down from 3 to 2 (Halo and Gears).
What will happen? hmmm xmen will roll around on the ground like Curly from 3 Stooges
those who didnt play it on the 360 would buy it..dugh
The world would end. All the bodies of water would dry up and the sun would go supernova.
It would just be on the PS3.