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.
Because manipulating potential multiplatform titles have worked out so well for them and gamers in general.
Multiplatform Confirmed... E3 Megaton Annuncement
Yeah, we're taking Mass Effect as well. We already have better games, but weakening the 360's lineup is fun.
xbots were saying the same when we take all yours hahahaha
Mass Effect (the first) for PS3 will be announced at E3. Then Mass Effect 2 will be a timed exclusive. EA can't ignore at least 21 millions of users.
I would guess that the ps3 still isnt out of the equation because of being the only console that is piracy proof meaning better revenue for the developers.
Maybe the PS3 will get the $80.00 Mass Effect 1 + Mass Effect 2 combo special edition.
If they released ME1 on PS3 now it would probably sell badly and make less interesting to port ME2. But if they make both games available on one Blu-Ray they would have a killer deal for PS3 owners, and it wouldn't hurt sales either...
I know its got the Best Lift Simulation Ever !! But C'mon This Game is Crap
guys what the hell leave something for xbox 360 LOL :)
everyone know it was coming..360 fans should just let this go..I know u guys only have Alan wake now to look forward too but ya know get a PS3 if u want other games to play..
They would if they published the game.
I'm sorry guys I'm just so tired of fanboyish statements both consoles have their plus and minues, and all companies have had issues with hardware (YES Sony included looking at you PS1 and PS2)Guys competition is good for us the gamers. When have we ever had the kind of games and features that we've had this generation. I have both a 360 and a PS3 so I don't have to miss any game. And I know this is a Sony site but let's be real and stop acting like nerdish idiots that people think gamers are by not being nerdish idiots
You speak so much truth, but let people have their nerd rage. Don't degrade yourself to their level by trying to speak reason. Real gamers don't socialize much in a fanboy cesspool like N4G. Real Gamers let the fanboys squabble amongst themselves and waste their own time. I noticed you recently joined N4G. Good for you, don't make a habit of commenting often because you'll often find yourself baffled at the sheer idiocy fanboyism can bring. If I ever see you online, I'd like to play a game with you over whichever console(see bio): you sound like you got your **** together and could be a good person to discuss video games with. +bubble for you sir.
proberbly isn't liking it's own medicine.
well, based on ME, even on my pc, it wasn't the best rpg i've play.. combat is very weak and listening to dialogue is not really my thing. i mean, they should have made it like MGS4 as if you are watching a movie.. but no, you are stuck with listening to dialogue with the actors doing limited hand movements.. and yeah, waiting for the elevator doors to open is bad, must be worse on a low tech 360
We 360 owners dont get Killzone 2, Uncharted, God of war 3, Gran Turismo, Little Big Planet,Resistance 1 and 2 and ps3 owners dont get Mass effect 1 and 2, Left 4 Dead, Gears 1 and 2, Halo 3, Wars, Odst, Dead Rising 1 and 2?, Alan wake If it ever comes out. Just play what you can get or buy both systems. Oh yeah nintendo has a console also but they make shovelware crap and wii sports, it is fun, admit it!!!
has been confirmed for simultaneous ps3 release i get your point but ea is known to do the whole multiplat thing im not getting my hopes up but there is a good possibility this will jump ship look at ninja gaiden 2...it was pblished by microsoft but ps3 is getting the same game with huge improvements and coop this fall 3rd party devs do this kind of stuff all the time the only reason mgs4 isnt on 360 is bcuz it is around 30 gigs and kojima threw a huge fit and accepted a pay cut for it to be exclusive to ps3
this could be awesome strategie to make ps3 fans get interested in the game, than saying its exclusiv to 360, so that some poeple who really got into it buy a 360. hope it comes to ps3 though.... i woudl love to play it and i wont own a 360.
Thanks man... my screenname is RaStarr1 on the 360 and RahStarr on PS3. I'm usually on most eveings after the gym so definite send me a friend invite. It seems like this site is pretty pro-Sony but fanboyism on either side really ridiculous
I'm currently playing MASS EFFECT and I can't believe how DEEP the game is. Yea I know I'm late to the party but I can see why it got all the awards it did when it was first released. If this game is in deed coming to the PS3, I can tell you first hand that you guys WILL HAVE to find time to play this game in between all the good/great exclusives that are already currently headed your way. Like SOC/ICO, its one of those games that just has to be played IMHO.:)
Either they're doing it or not doing it. And they can't use that excuse of how the PS3 is too hard to develop for. -_-
"A trillion and one". :)
Why would they? It keeps people including on the PS3 talking about it. Remember all the free advertising across the entire game industry Metal Gear had... every single time a rumor about a version for the xbox could happen? First of all... I would see Mass Effect more likely on the PS3 when Mass Effect 1 is announced on the PS3 first... Something EA wouldn't do is release both... 1 and 2 on the PS3 at the same time... So, just like Bioshock 2 which will be released on the PS3... already released first... Mass Effect is a trilogy and without the 1st (considering the fact that the game saves from the the first will be use) it's kind of mmm.... stupid. There may be a chance that when Mass Effect 2 comes out.. maybe Mass Effect 1 is released on the PS3... though I doubt it... Microsoft published Mass Effect 1... so, there is a big mess when it comes to this game coming to the PS3...
They didn't rule it out for Wii or DS either.
They didn't ask him about Wii and DS versions.
I'm with you, they should say if it's going multi or not although they might be under gag about any version besides PC and 360 I hope E3 will put an end to this.
That's why they're not answer all the questions and they also get free marketing buzz from people just talking about it.
It's coming to the PS3 we all know theres no denying it :)
I'm betting they'll have a ps3 version by holiday, and release the other versions early in the year.
It would be a logical step to MP Mass Effect 2. Every game dev at this point in history are trying to get their hands on as much money as they can. Companies (gaming and non-gaming) are getting hit hard by the bad economic climate to the point of closure (remember Ensemble and Free Radical?). To limit one game to one console would be a stupid move stupid. I mean, you can have exclusives sure but, for every one exclusive you have, you should put up 2 or 3 MP games to keep your head above water. It is unwise to exclude have of the world your product and make half the profits when you include the whole world and get the full shot. I own a PS3 and a 360 so I don't care which system it's on; I just want to play it. Speaking in the business sense of things, if you want to maximize your profits, you reach out to as many people as possible to not only create awesome games in the future, but to beat back these economic hard times.
i waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaant it! :(
If not, then we could laugh at these threads.
I just love these articles about Mass Effect PART 2 going to the ps3. How about getting the first one first.