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BioWare's Cho hints at PS3 Mass Effect 2, ME2 DLC - English and Polish

In an interview with Polygamia.pl (English version in the right-hand column) Bioware's Adrien Cho was asked, among other things, about the possibility of Mass Effect 2 coming out for the PS3. He does not confirm it outright, but his evasive statements indicate that something is likely going on in that direction.

He also talks about Mass Effect 2 DLC, inspirations for the game and why ME2 is better than Dragon Age.

Again, to people who tend to report these as not being in English, the English version is in the right-hand column of the page.

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LordMarius2923d ago

I still say it wont happen, but if it does, I will eat crow

good thing Im never going to have too.

N4PS3G2923d ago (Edited 2923d ago )

yeah but when will people understand that this is not a hint or confirmation

"Well, we've spent the past 2 years working just on the 360 and PC versions.We definitely want to give as many people as possible a chance to play the game. The Unreal engine is cross-platform. I think maybe the only platform it doesn't work on is the Wii."

It means...they can do whatever the f*k they want..that they can do something .. doesn't mean they want or will

Ausir2923d ago

Even the fact that they can is good news. There was some doubt over whether Microsoft might still own part of the rights.

Foliage2923d ago

The first game was dull and largely uninspiring. The gameplay mechanics were pretty bad, and some parts of that game looked very very ugly graphically.

It wouldn't make my list, not even close.

gamingisnotacrime2923d ago

i just played and finished Mass Effect and i thought it was well thought out and the dialogues are very representative of the attitude one decides to play this game with (Renegade/Paragon). I like it a lot, in fact i want to replay the story but going full renegade to see how the characters respond and what consquences will follow.
I see Mass Effect 2 has great potential by corecting the first one mistakes and expanding on the good things it has. If its coming to PS3 or not it does not concern me,but before releasing ME 2 on the PS3, Me 1 should be made available to the PS3 so that the story gets a continuation with the ME2 on PS3.

Saaking2923d ago

I'm 75% sure that SCC and ME2 will come to PS3 eventually. I mean, just look at the massive increase in the PS3's sales. By next year, it'll be even more and these big devs won't ignore all those possible customers.

happyface2923d ago

after looking at ps3s low game sells I think the answer is clear: not gonna happen

gamingisnotacrime2923d ago

Insomniac has been able to ignore since launch the significantly bigger 360 install base, so it is a posibility. And if MS throws somemoney arounf ala GTA 4 DLC, then is all a very strong posibility

Skip_Bayless2923d ago

I think Mass Effect 2 will be on PS3 in one year after it comes out for the 360. It would be great if they can fit Mass Effect 1 and 2 on the same blu-ray disc. I wouldn't play Mass Effect 1 again though, but I know other gamers would like to.

siyrobbo2923d ago

mass effect 2 wont sell on the ps3, god knows we've been told enough times that the PC version is superior, they'll all buy it for that..................

Nihilism2923d ago (Edited 2923d ago )

Microsoft never had any right to it, there may have been an exclusivity agreement for the first game though, who knows about the second, but they don't own the rights.

Also: god damn i'm sick of hearing about DLC before a game is released, they shouldn't even mention it until 3 months after launch, at least give us the illusion were not being screwed

"Will the DLC be more like Dragon Age? Will we hear a signal coming from outer space saying "If you want to help me, please buy some stuff from us"?"

ahaha, I would have loved to have asked that, I doubt they had the balls to ask it worded like that though

@Ausir

Then they sidestepped the question well.

Noctis Aftermath2923d ago

No doubt EA want to bring the series to the ps3, but maybe microsoft has the rights to the first one and EA is trying to negotiate with them because you can't have ME2 and not have ME1.

I want it to go multiplatform, bioware deserve the sales, they are a 3rd party dev that have created some of the best RPGs this gen.

Ausir2923d ago

""Will the DLC be more like Dragon Age? Will we hear a signal coming from outer space saying "If you want to help me, please buy some stuff from us"?"

ahaha, I would have loved to have asked that, I doubt they had the balls to ask it worded like that though "

I transcribed the interview (and my boss conducted it) and I can assure you that this is precisely how it was worded.

Sarcasm2923d ago

If it does, if it doesn't. Let's just all move along and plan for the games we do KNOW coming out. All this speculation is making me dizzy.

torontoml2923d ago

@gamingisnotacrime
Sony Publishes and gives Insomniac the money for all their games, they also own the rights to them. So if Insomniac wanted to go multi plat they would lose all the money they get from Sony, because I highly doubt Sony would fund a game for the 360.

Persistantthug2923d ago

"because I highly doubt Sony would fund a game for the 360."

Microsoft doesn't seem to mind that though.

;)

Veneno2923d ago

I still think ME2 will come to PS3 but it'silly to talk about it now because like NGS2, Bioshock, Braid, Castle Crashers, Lost Planet, it will take over a year to happen.

blu_yu_away2923d ago

The only question now is whether MS is going to put up the funds to keep this exclusive or let it get away like they do with so many other games.

Persistantthug2923d ago

I'm probably gonna give it the "BIOSHOCK TREATMENT".

The only way I'd entertain buying this at its tardy state, is if they had both games (Mass Effect 1 and 2) on one BluRay Disk....and even then it would probably be an "iffy" buy.

calis2923d ago

"It means...they can do whatever the f*k they want..that they can do something .. doesn't mean they want or will "

Then say no. Don't give out vague answers that implies it.

barom2923d ago

Just hearing the comments from Bioware everytime they ask this makes me believe that they at least are exploring a PS3 port. Whether they can manage to port it with performance on par or better than the X360 version is the real question in my opinion. If they can not then they'll drop it and if they can they will port it. That's what I think anyway.

I mean come on, everyone is dodging the question by saying stuff like "we're concentrating on the X360 and PC releases" or "so far we've announced X360 and PC only" and etc. It seems so obvious to me.

Christopher2923d ago

Would love for this to happen, but if they're doing it I hope they announce it prior to the January release of the game. Will piss me off if I buy the 360 version and a few months later the PS3 version is made available.

FACTUAL evidence2923d ago (Edited 2923d ago )

They've also said a while back left 4 dead could happen on this ps3, but did it?.....EXACTLY!

Oh! Notice how they also said, 'IF' they wanted to release. So basically it's also possible for building on the ps3, but it doesn't mean they will make it. Just get a 360, or the usual fanboy excuse, get it for PC.

Lifendz2923d ago

This is nothing compared to the MGS4 is coming to 360 rumors. That would not bleeping die for almost 2 years!

calis2923d ago

"They've also said a while back left 4 dead could happen on this ps3, but did it?.....EXACTLY!"

And Bioshock was NEVER coming to PS3. What's your point?

FACTUAL evidence2923d ago

Point is, it's not going to happen. You're using Bioshock as an example, who cares? What ever happened to L4D coming to PS3? Like i'm saying, this isn't going to happen. I say this is as slim as GeOW3 coming to Ps3.

-EvoAnubis-2923d ago

I'd have to disagree. Using L4D as an example of why it won't come to the PS3 is pretty stupid considering how much we know Valve hates the console. Has Bioware shown a similar disinterest? Dragon Age: Origins says 'no.'

Sony owns the God of War IP, making porting to another system impossible (even if it wasn't a first party game, which for the record, it is), but MS doesn't own the rights to Mass Effect.

Your logic isn't sound.

Having said that, I think ME coming to the PS3 would be damned cool; I'd love to be able to play it. The best way would be to put both games and DLC on a disk and sell it to me.

IaMs122923d ago

Hey Evo, he meant Gears of War not God of War.

Rampant2923d ago

1. Mass Effect 2 is released for 360 and PC
2. Everyone owns a pc, so everyone with just a ps3 can buy the game so it is not an exclusive.
3. Bioware decides to bring ME2 to ps3
4. ........ fanboy logic fail ......

calis2923d ago

"Point is, it's not going to happen. You're using Bioshock as an example, who cares? What ever happened to L4D coming to PS3? Like i'm saying, this isn't going to happen. I say this is as slim as GeOW3 coming to Ps3."

That doesn't even follow. I made your point irrelevant and then you say who cares and then use the same example as if it makes your point relevant again?

Like I said earlier, if it isn't coming, just say no.

ThanatosDMC2923d ago

MS wouldnt allow a great game like this one to get to the PS3. I highly doubt it'll go to the PS3. All i care about is if my Blood Dragon Armor promo code would work.

dragunrising2923d ago

The possibility is 50/50 in my book. Honestly, who knows? However, there are a few points that I think people need to consider:

*Dragon Age sold "significantly" better on 360- to the tune of hundreds of thousands of copies

*ME1 never came out on PS3

*Bioware is relatively independent- EA lets them do what they want. They are profitable doing things their way after all.

*Remember Bioshock? It came out a year after the 360 version and sold a fraction of the amount. The fact of the matter: most people don't want to wait a year to play "any" game. Most people I assume will either buy it for PC, play it on a friends 360, or skip it all together.

*The game will more than likely sell enough on the 360/PC to satisfy EA's greed. If M$ has some exclusivity agreement, than that might be enough reason to keep it only on 360/PC.

Personally, I think everyone should experience the game. If it doesn't come to PS3, find some way to play it. :-)

vhero2923d ago

I think the main thing here is they says its possible. In fact any 360 game is possible on ps3 unlike some of the ps3 bit hitters which are not possible on 360.

Rampant2923d ago

OH I KNOW. Like Final Fantasy XIII wasn't possible on the 360 because of the great graphics and the blu ray and teh teh teh cell?

solidt122923d ago

"We definitely want to give as many people as possible a chance to play the game. The Unreal engine is cross-platform. I think maybe the only platform it doesn't work on is the Wii."

I think it i coming but not day 1 so I will be playing it on the 360 because i refuse to wait. I wish these companies would realize that they are losing money by not putting out both version on the same day. By the time the PS3 version comes out most would of already played it or moved on to something else and not care as much.

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Smokzdaizm2923d ago

Everybody knows PS3 owners are gonna buy the "superior PC version" so they don't need ME1/2 to come to the PS3 they all own Super Gaming PCs

Rockox2923d ago

I hope the Mass Effect series does end up on the PS3 just so everyone could shut up about it and play the damn thing.

avengers19782923d ago

Really it makes sense for them(bioware and EA). They could bring out the first one this year, and even if only 1 million PS3 owners bought it that is 60 mil on an old game, Then the year after that ME2 could come out and the are basicaly extending the life of there game, and they will still be able to charge the full 60 bucks a year later, not very many games that can still sell for full price after being on shelves that long. So it really makes alot of sense to everyone.

Lifendz2923d ago

but guys, with so many games coming in 2010 that we know of, and with some destined shockers that we don't know about, I'm not stressing it.

FFXIII, God of War III, Heavy Rain, you name it. Mass Effect 2 looks incredible, but this isn't 2007. If it happens great. If not, no sweat. I probably won't pick it up until the price for it dropped because, again, I'm going to be flat broke next year.

FACTUAL evidence2922d ago (Edited 2922d ago )

Actually I don't think using L4D as an example is stupid at all. Yes valve hates Ps3, but valve, and bioware are both under EA. We all know if EA wanted to port something they would in a heartbeat. Don't give me the whole "valve hates sony" thing. If they really wanted to give us ME2 they would of. To make your comment obsolete -EvoAnubis-, Hmmm what about the orange box? Done by valve, ported by EA. Like i'm saing, PS3 isn't getting ME2. It's possible to make it for ps3, but it's not going to happen. In that case I'd say wishful thinking. Oh by the way, I said Gears of War, not GOW.

cy-anide2922d ago

are you kidding me those claims ARE outrageous lol mass effect 1 for its time had beautiful graphics and a good story. you must either be a casual gamer or blind lol

cy-anide2922d ago

dude if you dont know what you are talking about dont say anything FF13's graphics have been heavlily hindered on the 360 compared to the screens of the 1st version before it was annnounced for the crapbox360. vhero is correct the only thing holding the ps3 back is the 360 lol. the multiplatform games can only be as good as the 360 version because it cant work the other way around. seeing as how FF13 isnt an exclusive anymore it doesnt count , games like killzone 2 and uncharted and MGS4 def cant be done on 360 lol the 360 will probably get a ultimate version of the RROD

-EvoAnubis-2922d ago

"Actually I don't think using L4D as an example is stupid at all. Yes valve hates Ps3, but valve, and bioware are both under EA. We all know if EA wanted to port something they would in a heartbeat. Don't give me the whole "valve hates sony" thing. If they really wanted to give us ME2 they would of. To make your comment obsolete -EvoAnubis-, Hmmm what about the orange box? Done by valve, ported by EA. Like i'm saing, PS3 isn't getting ME2. It's possible to make it for ps3, but it's not going to happen. In that case I'd say wishful thinking. Oh by the way, I said Gears of War, not GOW."

Fair enough, and I did mis-read about GeOW. Now let's make your comment obsolete. Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Bioshock, Lost Planet, Braid, the Dead Rising squeal, and Castle Crashers just to start.

Valve isn't owned by EA; EA is simply a publishing partner. Bioware, however, IS owned by EA, and you did notice that the first 7th gen game Bioware made after EA acquisition was multiplatform, right? Or were you silly enough to believe that was a coincidence?

Now, I'm not saying it's 100% going to happen, but to say that it absolutely won't is short-sighted at best, mind-numbingly stupid at worst. I'd put the odds of a 70% chance at seeing this ME2 on the PS3 within a year of 360 release, and with more features to boot.

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Ninji2923d ago

I'd rather have Dragon Age 2. The first Mass Effect was terrible so I don't care about a second one. Dragon Age was much better.

Simon_Brezhnev2923d ago

yeah i dont care for that space marine sci fi crap give me another Dragon Age.

NecrumSlavery2923d ago

Other than driving Mass Effect is a brilliant game.

Enate2923d ago

I loved Mass Effect an still can't force myself to get but so far in Dragon Age do to being bored an falling asleep. To each their own but for me Mass Effect is an amazing game just to short.

Chubear2923d ago

Ohhh how I shall bath in the tears LMAO!

We've been telling this for the better part of a year but did you listen? Noooooo, "lolz, ME will NEVER be on the PS3. You want ME? buy a 360 noobs!"

Well, have fun beta testing as usual and make sure you test out the DLC too cause that's going to be included on one disc on the PS3 version soooo, chop chop, get to work 360fans. Hopefully we'll have time to step away from exclusives to grade your work.

derseb2923d ago

I enjoyed ME on my PC, so I would be happy to play the second iteration on my PS3 :) One of the few games I envy the XBOX360 for!

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Ausir2923d ago

By the way, they said that *they* have been working on the 360 and PC versions - maybe another company is porting it to the PS3?

PirateThom2923d ago

Yeah, Bioware didn't make PS3 Dragon Age it was Edge of Reality.

Saaking2923d ago

And surprisingly, the PS3 version was the best console version.

chewmandinga2923d ago

Wouldn't mind a bit of ME2.

Almost halfway through Demon's Souls (trophy-wise anyway), and i need another RPG fix.

Nihilism2923d ago

wow, I never knew that, and people were giving all the praise to bioware...

I've never even heard of them

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Kratos192923d ago

This is becoming the worst kept secret ever.

HobbsCanuck2923d ago

worse than the PSP Go, or PS3 Slim *secret*?

n4gn4gn4gn4g2923d ago

out of Poland?

As Jay said just in October:

http://meforums.bioware.com...

Seems there was a misunderstanding about ME2 coming to PS3.
Let me clarify today: ME2 is coming to PC and X360 only. Look for them both on Jan 26 in NA and Jan 29 in Europe.