VG247: EA has refused to specify what company CEO John Riccitiello meant when he said that Mass Effect 2 was a "multi-format" title on Tuesday, yet again skirting heavy rumour that the sequel is heading to PS3.
Then why don't they just deny it so we can move on?
They're playing with your mind. TGSI
EA refuses to deny PS3 version!
It's not a denial. Let it out of the bag, so the flames of this story can be extinguished. If it is eventually confirmed, cool. If not, well them's the brakes. But one thing's for sure. PoG or Why dis is going to probably comment and say "you losers can't read" or something to that effect. EDIT: That's an interesting way to generate hype. I mean the original ME sold a lot. But I guess the potential to sell more based on hype is valid. I'll take that.
This way they are generating more hype. If they deny it or if they confirm it, the hype will be over.
if they do a crappy port of the first one, as long as i could play it so i get the story, and have the the second one properly made when ever i'll be happy. Oh well only time will tell if we get this series, it would be nice to play.
that's why they're doing this.
this is playing out EXACTLY like Bioshock did and look what happened there........
errr its simple, they're waiting to see how much cash MS can throw at them for exclusivity. Sadly, enough money for a IP will be spent to keep something exclusive.
Name the last EA exclusive game on a console.
This will be a timed exclusive,I really really doubt MS would let this one go,all we can do is wait...
They maybe prefer to announce it officially during the GDC'09.
Go ahead EA you can say it. We're all adults here. Well at least most of us are adults here.
Of course EA refuses to confirm PS3 version. If it comes to the PS3 it will certainly be after it came on the Xbox and PC first. M$ would have a time exclusive. So until it comes out on the Xbox they will never confirm it coming on the PS3
EA released exclusively on one console? I'm not talking a PC version or PC games. I'm talking a console game that didn't come out for the comp. I have to go back to Madden not being on the dreamcast.
We're going to see one of these once every two days? Off-topic I just picked up a PS3. Going to check out all the forced hype for KZ2 now.
great.... can you shut up now?
2 off of the top of my head... Left 4 Dead and Mass Effect 1 for the 360. Then there's a ton on the Wii, and PC. In fact, PS3 is the only one that has not had an exclusive from EA.
on the day of mass effect's reviews, it received more criticism from lots of ps3 gamers, from it's long boring dialog system down to it's technical flaws. ....so how can a game like ME be accepted by ps3 gamers if the game was chewed out in the past?
That's the thing;Just deny it,don't be scared of angering Ps3 owners that happen to be EA fans. We don't need Mass Effect,it would be a nice addition to Ps3s ever growing 3rd party line-up,but it's not a game that will be greatly missed if it doesn't come to the Ps3.
Nice way to cover all your bases... "We don't need Mass Effect,it would be a nice addition to Ps3s ever growing 3rd party line-up,but it's not a game that will be greatly missed if it doesn't come to the Ps3." So basicly IF it were to come to the ps3 you would be the first one screaming: "OMG I told you it was coming to the ps3, its the only game for the 360 I would ever touch and now its on ps3!!!!" But in the off chance that it EA came out and said its 360 exclusive, I bet your response would be something like: "Well I never really cared about this game anyway, I just wanted them to end the rumor, we have soooo many games coming on the ps3 EA knew this boring game wouldn't have sold much anyway." -Really bro, your comments are so predictable, you seem so empty of any real belief or creditability....its almost as if all your comments are cut & paste 'cliche type response to everything, souless dribble, devoid of all life. Try Harder. Oh you must be the "wife" of the same bad guy who had 2 different opinions of the infamous "KZ2 SuperBowl Ad", you know the one that didn't happen....lets just say you have a "Pre SuperBowl Oppinion" and a "Post SuperBowl Oppinion", lmfao soooo predictable. JOY
Just hope they fix the elevators to go a bit faster.
You don't like Elevator music? They should add a Bellhop, so you can talk to someone!
I wish EA would just confirm that ME2 is coming to the PS3 or it's not coming to the PS3. Since Mass Effect 2 isn't coming until 2010, it does really make me think that there will be a PS3 version because it will give Bioware/EA plenty of time to complete a PS3 version if it's already been considered. With EA owning Bioware now, I really don't see how ME2 wont come to the PS3 day and date with the 360 version unless M$ pays for timed exclusivity. Since ME2 is supposed to be at GDC, I guess we'll definantly know the status of the game by then, but I do think that ME2 will be coming to the PS3 because almost literally everything under EA is multiplatform.
Except maybe Spore, Crysis, etc.?
neither of those two are on consoles.
Left 4 Dead & Mass Effect 1 are produced by EA and are exclusive to the 360. SIM Animals, Boom Blox, Need for Speed, etc. are produced by EA and are exclusive to Nintendo consoles. What exclusive game have they made for the PS3?
With all the problems Mass Effect 1 had on the Xbox 360,is Mass Effect 2 really going to ship on a single DVD?
mass effect had framerate issues. it had nothing to do with the dvd
well if it was not coming surely they would have denied it by now, but i'm betting m$ had paid them big time for a timed exclusive so they are not allowed to say anything about the ps3 version as it will only kill sales for the xbox360 version lool
Agreed 100%. They sign NDA's for a reason. They are not legally permitted to announce the PS3 version due to a contract. As little of an impact as it would most likely have on sales of the 360, MS will do everything in it's power to prevent any cannibalizing of their market share. It's good business for corporations, but in the end the gamers do suffer.
I'll say the same thing I was telling the folks who kept the MGS4 on 360 rumor going. If you want the game that damn much get the system you know it's coming out for, or a PC. Otherwise wait and/or move on.
It's hillarious all the arguments used as to why ME will be on the PS3 when they were applied to MGS4 it was "crazy talk from the 360 fanboys" but now look at it. I agree, buy it on the platform it's coming out on or move along.
it was crazy talk from 360 fanboys because Konami and Kojima categorically denied it numerous times EA haven't denied anything, and being EA... Mass Effect on PS3 is in no shape or form "crazy talk" it's a third party game from a strictly multiplatform publisher coming in during a time of economical hardship (especially for EA who made a $640m loss last year)... and thus has like an 80-90% of going to the PS3... the only thing stopping it is MS money.... development problems wouldn't stop it, BioWare are already working with PS3 hardware with Dragon Age: Origins but then again MS had to make serious cuts in their games division and perhaps paying for third-party exclusives (money which they will never see again) isn't a strategy they are favoring to anymore
Well they´re waiting for a possibly paycheck :/
[Wednesday] Kaz hirai: We will not be dropping the price this year! [Friday] Kaz hirai: We are proud to announce that we will be dropping the price of the Playstation 3 this year! This is what happened before the price cut of the PS3 in 2007. How is this relevant? Because these companies don't announce stuff all willy-nilly. Don't put this down as wishful thinking either, i couldn't care less about mass effect, i didn't like it (yes i played it: XBL Death roW247) and i wouldn't be buying Mass effect 2 on either PS3 or 360.
He has no achievements for Mass Effect. Obviously you didn't even get passed the 1st board which you do get an achievement for. This guy popped it in his xbox just to talk trash about it and say he played it. FAIL
Deathrow22 exposed...lol in quite a fashion also
PS3 will get this game, but probably not until 6 months to a year after it's released on the 360. Microsoft has very few internal studios, so they're forced to buy up as many multiplatform titles as they can. And even worse, they have the cash resources to do so. It's actually because Microsoft does this that Sony Worldwide Studios has been forced to create new IPs that they own the rights to. It's more difficult, but cheaper and adds much more value to their platform.
it'll happen its EA
Multi-platform could mean PC & Xbox 360. It would be wise, however, to release on as many platforms as possible.
that will only reduce the quality of the game because they would have to focus on more then one/two consoles trying to get the game to run on other consoles stretching the work force thin.
These days I'm sure developers are more worried about turning a profit than making games take full advantage of a specific system. Sure it's takes more resources but you're doubling your potential market by making it multi-platform.
00: Agreed with you on that. Also, MS needs to keep console exclusives. EA refuses to confirm PS3 version because there isn't one! Shocker! Buy a 360 or play it on the PC. Funny how whenever there is DeadRising or ME story now it gets put into the PS3 section by this overrun PS3 fanboy site. Hillarious! @13.4: I think you bring up a great point. I think most PS3 gamers don't care about the game but just want to brag that they've stolen a 360 game. That's what it sounds like in your spew there. Show me a link confirming it coming to the PS3 or it's just a rumor and fanboy wetdream... I'll be waiting for that link.
This is EA they will put the game on the PS3..They didn't deny or confirmed it..but they will announce it for the PS3 eventually this year..360 fanboys this is the only game you guys can look forward too this is the reason why you guys are so angry that we will be getting it too.. Microsoft better have something up their sleeve this year or Sony is going to kill them with their first party games..
How many studios has EA closed due to the economy? How many jobs lost? Does anyone REALLY think EA is going to leave money on the table? When they make more money on the platform?
EA makes more money on the 360 period. Here is the truth: http://files.shareholder.co... Skip to page 12. Read and cry liars! EA would wasting too much time and money putting Mass Effect on the PS3!
Potentially 30~50% of their sales for this title? That's a ridiculous business decision, and EA thrives on good business decisions. Also, it's important to take into account that 360 titles don't always sell better on 360. For example, GTA IV had a higher attach rate on PS3, and other games like Tomb Raider and Devil May Cry ended up selling few units on 360. Microsoft would probably have to pony up a good $150 million to properly compensate EA, just for losses due to Timed Exclusivity.
You forget most of the PS3 revenue and profit comes from Europe. The European economy is completely f*cked and the dollar is only going to get stronger. Also with ME being exclusive to the 360 marketing deals would benefit EA. Also, the reason why EA is losing money in the first place is because of their multiplatform policy. Left4Dead cost bugger all to make and outsold Mirrors Edge and Dead space on the PS3 combined.
You fail at economics.
oh wow this man is not lying. I guess that means the ps3 sells more for EA has now become a myth.
here is a link to same report right from the EA.com website so you know it's not a photoshop deal. http://news.ea.com/portal/s... Overall, the Xbox 360 is EA's #1 breadwinner by a sizable margin compared to all other consoles. Basically, if MS wants one game out of EA's library to be exclusive then it will be exclusive. Also, the X360 single-handedly saved EA's Q2 of Fiscal year 2009. This is how the PS2 got so many exclusives from 3rd parties without Sony having to pay a dime-- by being the #1 breadwinner. If Sony fanboys still want to live in the past and think that EA will cross battle lines for a 3rd place console with a low attach rate then maybe they can play Mass Effect 2 in their dreams while they're at it.
Take the approach you should be taking: Wait and see. If it happens, it happens. If not, and you still want it, get a 360 and play it.
With better gfx. Just wonder if it comes out with out any DRM which is the reason I didn't pick up the 1st one even though I'd like to play it. Will never support a game that has any DRM implemented.
Mass Effect hardly worked on the 360. How in the heck are they gonna make a ps3 version? I bet its not that they don't wanna make the ps3 version. Its just that they cant make a ps3 version. Their devs were so far up the 360's butt that they didn't learn any of the Cell tech. Now its just that they don't know how to develop for the system. Hey, maybe they learned how to make the game work for the 360?
Which is what they used to make Mass Effect 1. Making a PS3 version wouldn't be difficult at all since the engine is very mature and makes simultaneous development much easier.
you seem to have so much hate towards bioware also they're more PC orientated Developers so they really shouldn't have to learn a knew way to program just for one console when they have PC and one similar to it.
I seem to remember all the sony loyalists hate for Unreal Engine, all the talk about it being over-used and how it was terrible for ps3 games. Yeah, now with the possibility of this game coming to ps3 its suddenly and mysteriously not being bashed, hmmm oh thats right, nevermind I almost forgot n4g has a way of viewing things when its console exclusive. JOY
The first year of PS3 multiplatform titles sucked because Unreal Engine (PS3 version) was still very new and unpolished. It's understandable that PS3 owners weren't happy with those crappy titles (Area 51 and Stranglehold come to mind), and some blamed Epic for not improving the engine in time for PS3 usage. But the engine's well over two years old now and runs perfectly fine on PS3, and over three years old 360 and PC. Developers are pretty happy with the engine now, so I'll take their word for it.
You and I both know the UE was bashed mainly because it was very successful engine used in many great 360 games, first and foremost because of Gears success....there are countless old comments from sony loyalists bashing it saying it wasn't a great Engine and that its been over-used in the industry and hell even worst some proclaimed ME itself wouldn't be that great because it was using UE. Dev's have always said great things about the engine, only Too Human devs I ever heard had a real substanstial problem with it, early games like Stranglehold sucked because of the learning curve of dev'ing with the system itself, not because the Engine was flawed.....its just convenient that with the potential of the game coming to ps3 you would NOW somehow believe that its a great engine for 360/ps3, according to devs, right? Whatever, bro more of the same from you, transparent comments as usual. JOY
Jokes - Unreal Engine DOES suck ;) now if they made it using the god(ie killzone) engine....
Will be enjoying it on my Xbox 360(best) console.
And they're not getting Bioshock either!
2k games made Bioshock = Fail? LOL thought I'd join in the mockings
Why? I don't know, but when a dev doesn't rule out or confirm something, I think we all know what happens.
i think EA wants to announce it, but i believe they are trying to court MS to pony up some $ to stay exclusive. otherwise it's headed to the ps3. basically they are blackmailing MS, because they know MS doesn't have the greatest lineup for 09. i would say MS should keep Mass Effect exclusive to the PC/360, because otherwise if they lose this and Valve starts going multi along with EA, it's over for the 360. i hope MS doesn't throw in the towel after this gen, but i have a feeling with the economy and what happened with the 360 hardware, the higher ups might just pull the plug. it will be a sad day for gamers, because MS really made Sony work hard on the PSN, Home, etc etc.
I'll be busy with ff13 or God of War 3 or something else.
I just don't see it coming out unless they port ME over too. They will lose sales expecting the PS3 owners to start the story on ME II. Similar thinking went into Bioshock I'm sure (Yes, I know Bioshock isn't EA). They were coming out with #2 and wanted that multiplatform but wanted to get #1 in the PS3 owners hands first.
i hope this game come for ps3....