VG247: Looks like PS3 users may get their hands on Mass Effect 2 yet. Speaking with Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk during a demo of Dragon Age: Origins at GDC yesterday, we asked point blank if the was headed to the console or not.
if they refuse to rule out the ps3 version then its defenitely time exclusive..
It's called playing a game with Microsoft and wanting some extra money possibly.
With R* getting 50 million for DLC I wonder if other 3rd party company's are looking to cash into this. ME was a big game for the 360 so why wouldn't EA try to get a little more to keep it from going to the PS3. This is EA were talking about and I doubt that they would let anything go exclusive any more there's too much money to be made from this and EA wants to squeeze out every penny they can. Timed exclusive or at E3 EA will walk onto Sony's stage during there conference and announce ME2 for the PS3 same day release.
CrapBox 360 they may own BioWare but Bioware makes the game not EA so EA made themselves look stupid by confirming its only on the XBox 360 considering Bioware has the say in the matter not EA.
EA did say it was Xbox 360 exclusive. They simply said it was coming to the X360 and PC and made no mention of a PS3 version.
but you are completely ill-informed. It's the other way round dude. EA tells Bioware what to do - period. Bioware has NO SAY in the final decision making of what EA wants to do with their products.
I hope Bioware uses that extra time to release Mass Effect one on the PS3. I have it for 360, but PS3 only owners would have a chance to catch up on the story.
It's timed exclusive and it's MS's hope to counter Gow III early 2010.
Now . why do they have to wait? if no is the answer why bother --- yes may be theyre still looking at Microsofts pockets they are known for being generous xD.
they cant say anything because they are currently in contract negotiations
i'm going to be patient this time around. with all the rumors going around...i think there's a good chance it will come to the PS3.
The 360 is known for having nothing but timed exclusives so seeing the definitive version of Mass Effect 2 on PS3 a couple months later wouldn't surprise me, especially now that EA publishes it.
Trollimite, why would they want to alienate their customers like that?? if you own a games publisher would you really want to harmrelations with people who buy your products? think.. EA wants to play a game with Microsoft and only microsoft's money will determine the level of exclusivity ME2 has.
Mass Effect 2 Sigma anyone? Sorry couldn't help it. But yeah this garbage is really sad. All these 3rd parties in money talks with MS are pathetic. They announce a game that is coming out within a year's time and they want gamers to believe that they don't know which platforms they are programing on? What a bunch of bullshit. It started with Star Ocean 4 then Mass Effect 2 and Lost Planet 2. Complete your stupid backroom deals before announcing a game if you don't want to look like idiotic shady liars.
@ - Ghost of Sparta - If you want the definitive version buy it on pc
Mass Effect its a Trilogy and Microsoft have a deal with them i believe that Mass Effect its going to be a Complete Trilogy Edition on PS3 later. But anyway its good to dream.
Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2 can fit on a single BD so it'll be interesting. Same with the entire trilogy can fit on a single disk...
I bet you will see it come out 4-6 months after the 360 and pc versions.
Microsoft PC Microsoft PC Windows/Vista PC PC/360 gamesells=Micro$oft
@ nec ms doesn't make money off of pc games.
Like said above, MS doesn't make money on a PC version. Perhaps some royalty fees. That's all I can think of.
I am so tired of this A-hole in suspense crap devs are doing now. Make it or not or stay on the MS bandwagon.
Just TELL us if it is or isn't. This is getting ridiculous.
it's so obvious.
Lol why would they waste money on porting it to the PS3? when 360 ports sell horrible on PS3 and knowing that PS3 only owners have not even played the first one to be even interested in Mass Effect. take your fanboy goggles off and know that certain things evolve contracts. lol I guess I will buy my 360 version of MGS4 now since the interwebs made me think it.
Okay, I'm assuming you're talking about Bioshock. Well since that came out 1-1.5 after the 360 version, then you could see why it would sell poorly relative to the 360 version. However, take a look at RE5 and Street Fighter. They sell well on both systems. I know certain things involve contracts and all but what I'm saying is that Multiplatform games released on both platforms on the same day is beneficial for EA.
This is exactly why when their game comes out on Ps3 it will tank in sales.
Good point. Timed exclusives are pointless, people just want another reason to say "This is what happens when you put a big game on the PS3, it flops in sales." Everybody that wants Mass Effect 2 wants it on the same day everyone else is getting it. Not a couple months later, even if they do announce extra content.
its all business
Didn't Mass Effect just sale 2 million on the 360? That's a failure according to a few people right? :/ I think If it comes to the PS3 and sales at least a million,that would be a triumph. But, that's just my opinion. Get a great game in more homes. More money and a bigger fanbase. Edit: Sorry. That was @ Zeus Lee.
@Silly The sales scale goes like this, according to 360 fbs: 360 - Any game that sales over a million is a success (see previous stories about Halo Wars, Banjo & Kazooie: N&B, Ninja Gaiden II, for examples of their hypocrisy), especially if it's a new IP. PS3- ALL games must sale "equal to" or "more than" the first day sales of both Halo 3 and Gears of War (3 million and 1.5 million, respectively) or else it's a failure. This is especially true for new IPs.
sorry man, but gears2 sold 2mil+ on the 1st day. if my memory serves me right, it was 2.4mil
yup 2.4 world wide and 1.2 US alone ... all in one day
Obviously Microsoft had their grubby paws on this already. They already paid EA off. edit: below. Yup.