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Submitted by RyuCloudStrife 1630d ago | news

Hey, you got your "PS3"? in my Mass Effect 2 source code! (Updated)

Original Story: Shepard and co. may be trading high fives and somewhat suggestive ass-slaps with Master Chief in the locker room right now, but a few lines of Mass Effect 2's source code point to a potential PS3 version of the spacefaring sequel.

Update: BioWare's yanked PS3 players hopes back down to earth, saying that "the Unreal Engine is cross platform, hence the PS3 code. This was brought up back in Mass Effect 1 days as well." Thanks, Soong. (Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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captain-obvious  +   1630d ago
can someone PLZ explain what the hell is this code thing has been going a round those days ??
NewZealander  +   1630d ago
i still say it will go to ps3 at some stage, call me skeptical but as a 360 owner ive learnt that exclusive doesn't always mean exclusive, especially when it comes to xbox games.
young juice  +   1630d ago
does gears of war have this code?

why did it take them so long to tell us this, when someone asked them earlier they had "no comment" as if they needed time to think of something.

were they just too lazy to delete this source code, or does the unreal engine require this to work?

this calls for some digging.
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Jamie Foxx  +   1630d ago
he still hasn't denied anything....if its not coming why not be upfront like hideo
was with MGS4? all he talked about was the program codes then states the obvious 'mass effect is on 360 and pc' then shuts down his thread.if its not coming to ps3 why not he or EA blatantly state ' mass effect will not be coming to ps3 and kill it dead'? with all the leaks and EA's 'everything is multiplat attitude' these rumours wont stop until EA or bioware put the story to bed permanently

this whole is it isn't it coming rubbish is annoying as hell im sick of these daily articles...e3 awaits
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IdleLeeSiuLung  +   1630d ago
LOL!!!
"The Unreal Engine is cross platform, hence the PS3 code. This was brought up back in Mass Effect 1 days as well.

Mass Effect is for the PC and Xbox 360."

source: http://social.bioware.com/f...
Aclay  +   1630d ago
Like Jamie said, Regardless of all this Bioware still won't deny that anything Mass Effect related isn't coming to the PS3.

Whenever Konami was asked about MGS4's exclusivity they responded with: "For the record, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a PlayStation 3 exclusive and there are no plans to develop an Xbox 360 version of the game."
http://www.thegamereviews.c... And Kojima gave countless and countless responses as to why it was only on PS3.

Until Bioware/EA gives the kind of response that Konami gave regarding MGS4 and they actually DENY a PS3 release for Mass Effect, the rumors will never end.
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   1630d ago
Mass Effect 1,2 and 3 may stay exclusive on MS platforms the Windows PC and Xbox but after that all bets are off.

Edit: @Microsoft Xbox 360 I edited my comment because I seen he already beat me to it, I re-posted it ---> in the open zone for your pleasure. If you think we are a dupe account go ask a mod to check IPs.
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Microsoft Xbox 360  +   1630d ago
Busted.
IdleLeeSiuLung and Jason 360 are the same people.

EDIT: I see he edited his comment before anyone could see.
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commodore64  +   1630d ago
Yeah, so Mass effect on ps3?
.. guess this has now been debunked, thankfully.
http://social.bioware.com/l...

Gotta love the n4g hype train.
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Jamie Foxx  +   1630d ago
furthermore...
anyone who knows anything about game development will tell you those are odd INI file references.

Unreal is cross-platform, but that doesn’t extend to game SPECIFIC entries such as one for paragon/renegade which is clearly a Mass Effect specific entry, they are different from multiplat unreal engine program codes which would have been found on mass effect 1.

so he really does need to clear this matter once and for all
IdleLeeSiuLung  +   1630d ago
@microsoft xbox 360
"IdleLeeSiuLung and Jason 360 are the same people.

EDIT: I see he edited his comment before anyone could see. "

Sorry, but I only have one account here. I feel no need to have multiple accounts and don't waste my time. Besides, I'm pretty sure my writing style is pretty unique....
IaMs12  +   1630d ago
Has anyone ever thought that they might be doing this on purpose lol? I mean seriously if i had a game that everybody wanted, i would of course say nothing too. I bet they are laughing at either side, the 360 boys if they are wrong, and the ps3 boys if they are wrong. I honestly think they are getting some sort of kick out of this, i know i would. Anyways, nothing is official yet so i could go either way, just enjoy the game since we got it now!
DelbertGrady  +   1630d ago
I think the code could be auto-generated. Still think ME1 & 2 will come to the PS3 in the form of a bundle or collection sometime in the future.
TheDudeAbides  +   1630d ago
Anybody who believes Bioware this time, pls find this code in any other game, you can't.

It's not engine thing. It's Bioware who left some traces, so they have to deny now.
reaferfore20  +   1630d ago
I can see it now, Mass Effect 1 and 2 on one disc with all the add-ons and dlc for PS3 a year from the date ME2 came out. ME-SIGMA?? HAha yeah right. One can dream though.
darkmurder  +   1630d ago
b b but it had to come to ps3 mag is so much better 76 on metacritic :(
TheLog  +   1630d ago
Lol!!
Comon Ms and Bioware just give those Ps3 folks some bone and tell them the truth. That the Ps3 owners will get to play the bundle trilogy in...

2014!!!

By then the X360 owners will be playing the NEXT Mass Effect trilogy probably on next Gen hehe.
FamilyGuy  +   1630d ago
Gears of War
As young juice asked above, why doesn't someone just check the source code of Gears of War 1 or 2 to see if there's any truth to this. That would at least let us know if what he said is valid.

I personally don't believe it's coming and don't care cuz the game looks boring but I know many others here are VERY interested in the title.
gamer2010  +   1630d ago
I tried to explain this to people in the gametrailers forums. I remembered that this same thing was brought up with Mass Effect 1 and here we are more than two years later and no Mass Effect on PS3.

Bioware have talked so much about finishing the trilogy and the 360 and I am willing to bet that is where it will stay. Whatever the original contract was between Bioware and Microsoft I am sure that EA had to agree to honor it when they bought Bioware.
hazardman  +   1630d ago
@jamiehorsefacefoxx
Let me guess you wrote the code to the game..get over it dude.. they said the same thing about Mass Effect 1..if it exclusive to Xbox360 oh well..There's plenty more great games coming to the PS3 as well..enjoy those til Ea decides to make your wish come true..Damn you want to play it so bad buy an Xbox360 or PC..
Jamie Foxx  +   1629d ago
@hazardman...unintelligent people who cannot hold a convo need to result to name calling
as for mass effect im already playing it, and like i stated before if you passed your english exam you'd be able to read...im just tired of these articles which will continue until EA put a stop to the rumours either way.

now get back to your GED's and pass them after the fifteenth time damn
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Consoldtobots  +   1629d ago
it's funny to watch fanboys scramble to "protect" a semi-exclusive.
It's ok girls you can relax your panties now./s
JeffGUNZ  +   1629d ago
But I thought all the PS3 fanboys here were going to play mass effect on their top of the line PC?
duplissi  +   1629d ago
um I don't think the unreal engine needs paragon and renagade ps3 values in every unreal engine game...
ShadowCK  +   1629d ago
I didn't realise how ****ing stupid PS3 Fans are. BioWare and Microsoft made a CONTRACT for the EXCLUSIVITY for the Mass Effect series. EA brought BioWare and MUST honor that contract.

Mass Effect will NEVER be on PS3. If you wish to play then you will need to buy a suitable PC or an Xbox 360.
duplissi  +   1629d ago
yeah and final fantasy, grand theft auto, metal gear will never appear on the xbox.
bioshock, lost planet, star ocean will never appear on the playstation

see what i did there?
Disccordia  +   1629d ago
ShadowCK: EA paid nearly a billion dollars for Bioware. I don't think they'd spend that much if they didn't gain control of all of their IPs, do you?
catguykyou  +   1629d ago
@Jamie Fox
When the game is developed, they develop with one set of tools (as proof, see the lack of real graphic options in the pc version). They created properties and such through a toolkit. When the code was compiled with UE3 tools, it generated all the code your see including the ini file. This is why PS3 code is there for things that are specific to the game. What is sad, is there is technically a fully working version of this game for the PS3. All it would take is a few optimizations to the code to get it running the same (or better) than the 360 version yet because of a contract, it won't happen (for now at least). Until then, I'm working through my second play-through choosing the bad choices. Shepard can be a d1ck....
Lord Vader  +   1629d ago
2 years ago...
The EXACT same code was found in Mass Effect 1 & it never made it to PS3.

Update: BioWare's yanked PS3 players hopes back down to earth, saying that "the Unreal Engine is cross platform, hence the PS3 code. This was brought up back in Mass Effect 1 days as well." Thanks, Soong.
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OmegaSlayer  +   1629d ago
Just to make thing shorter.
Ninja Gaiden 2 published by Microsoft
GTA IV dlc paid 50 millions
And it didn't matter...

Also, every time there's a rumor about PS3 version of ME, sites go nuts, and here on N4G the news enters the top 3.

EA should be mad to not release the game on PS3, code or not.
morganfell  +   1629d ago
Sorry but Bioware is not being honest. Those that have worked with the Unreal 3 engine know that there are items in the ME2 code that are not there due to Unreal 3 being cross platform but instead could only appear if the game itself, ME2, were being directly built for the PS3. Nice try Bioware. That may fool some people but not everyone.
Alvadr  +   1629d ago
Dont worry, It will come to the PS3 one day then all will be able to enjoy this awesome game.

Any recent Mass Effect 2 interview they are always asked about the PS3 version and every time they go quiet and say the cant discuss it.

If it wasnt in the pipeline or even had no intention they would just flat out deny.
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TROLL EATER  +   1629d ago
AHAHHA ps3 fans got excited. oh well keep dreaming
zeeshan  +   1629d ago
So it's a multiplat engine right? Why can't they just put "COMMENT" in the source code? For those who don't know anything about Comments, you can place comments around a piece of code that you don't want the engine to read, for example:

<php?
echo "Hello World";
?>

This will display HELLO WORLD in your browser window but if I do the following

<php?
//echo "Hello World";
?>

Nothing's gona happen. Also, you can easily remove the PS3 code from the engine as you are not going to use it. Programmers like to keep the code as clean as possible. This code is a pure proof of a possible PS3 development. Only a fool or someone with no programming language experience would deny this.
morganfell  +   1629d ago
The PS3 will get Mass Effect but the 360 will never see MGS4.
Blaster_Master  +   1629d ago
Just imagine how good Mass Effect could be if it was a ps3 exclusive? You could also put the whole trilogy in one bluray.
RyuCloudStrife  +   1630d ago
its this code

m_srSpendTalentPointsMessageP S3=?348755 <<<<
m_srParagonRenegadeMessagePS3 =15?3007 <<<<

that has sparked all sorts of rumors you heard this past day it was found on pc and x360 versions but as you now know the Unreal Engine is cross platform, hence the PS3 code.
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mal_tez92  +   1630d ago
Possibly.
I suppose it could be from the Unreal Engine.

But because it contains Talent Points and ParagonRenegade, I think it's for Mass Effesct.
TheDudeAbides  +   1630d ago
they're lying !!!
I mean not telling the truth, cos this code is NOT engine related. Don't believe them :D

This code was not in Mass Effect 1 (published partialy by Microsoft Game Studios). There are too many clues about PS3 version around. Some russian publisher put ME2 (PS3) on his website, then some ME2 dev mentioned PS3 version on some conferention in Poland, then this code.
There is Geoff Keighley dude believeing it's going be relesed on PS3 this year, and this "source" leaked yesterday saying Bioware/EA wanted this game on PS3 day one, looks like they even started some PS3 work.
EA saying no comment, come on!

It's coming :)
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mal_tez92  +   1630d ago
@ The Dude
That's just like your opinion, man.

Also, why did we get so many disgrees?
ReBurn  +   1629d ago
I wouldn't get wrapped around the axle on this. There's probably some sort of CodeDOM like feature of the Unreal engine development tools that auto-generates properties for all supported platforms. It really isn't all that uncommon, and it's even less uncommon for software engineers to leave junk in their code that isn't needed. I can't tell you how many times I've seen unused variables left in source code. A common case I've seen is generation of database adapters. A lot of time they get generated but never used if you aren't planning to use all of the supported database engines.

There's a lot of hype around this issue, but what you see when you decompile binaries into source code doesn't necessarily give you insight into the business decisions of a company.
catguykyou  +   1629d ago
The developers create specific properties globaly through a toolkit. The compiled code you see is auto generated using UE3 compiler. It takes those properties and writes them out in all the supported formats. If they made Halo with the UE3 engine, you would see similar properties. It's redundant information and a waste of space (small waste of space because the actual code doesn't take up hardly any space on a disk).
Troll_Police  +   1630d ago
What have we learned from Bioshock?
ClownBelt  +   1630d ago
That bioshock suck monkey ballz?
Nihilism  +   1630d ago
That multiplayer is not needed to make a great game?

( although that seems to be something the developers have not learned )
IdleLeeSiuLung  +   1630d ago
Difference is:
- Bioshock was published by 2K Games, not Microsoft
- Bioshock was the first game, Mass Effect 2 is the sequel so they need to release the first one which was published by MS.

We all know EA want this on PS3, the question is why not release ME 1 first then release 2 on both platforms?

Second question is, does it even make sense to release the second one without the first one on PS3?

Third, Bioware is already making the third one right now with no mention of a version for the PS3?

The remnant code might be preparation to release it on the PS3 if it was possible, but who knows what sort of contract Microsoft has with Bioware. Then again, we know Sony don't want the same game released later on their platform so they require the game to have significantly extras.

On the other hand, Bioware/EA have never dismissed that it might or might NOT come to PS3.

Maybe they will come after all three games have been published on the Xbox 360.... Who knows, but the top brass at Bioware. However, there hasn't been any real sources that come out and said it will be released on the PS3 either.

THE PLOT THICKENS, with no answer in sight. Just enjoy it on the Xbox 360 or PC for now!
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LONEWOLF231  +   1630d ago
Ahh well, it might it might not get released!
Kerrby  +   1630d ago
I love it how no one knows what you're on about.
Nihilism  +   1630d ago
@Kerrby
I hate it how some people are too stupid to detect sarcasm.
BLuKhaos  +   1630d ago
@IdleLeeSiuLung
"Mass Effect 2 is the sequel so they need to release the first one which was published by MS. "

You mean like MS published Ninja Gaiden 2? EA owns the Mass Effect IP so if they want it on the PS3 they can use an alternate route like Tecmo did with NG2 to circumvent MS.
AssassinHD  +   1629d ago
"Mass Effect 2 is the sequel......"

It would not be the first time that a sequel landed on the PS3 without the first game in a series. Look at Saint's Row 2 and the upcoming Dead Rising 2. Also, the fact that Microsoft published Mass Effect is not relevant. EA owns the IP so they can publish it on another platform if they wish. Tecmo certainly did it.

That being said however, I am not holding my breath for a PS3 release.
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IdleLeeSiuLung  +   1629d ago
It is true that many sequels are released on a new platform without the prior series. However, anyone that has played Mass Effect knows that it is heavily story driven. In fact the first game has somewhat poor game play, it is rather the story line and the RPG element that makes it an excellent game. I would hate to see people experience the second one without the first.

Therefore, we really need the first one to come to the PS3.

With that said, GeoW is published by MS, but epic owns the IP. I don't see it on PS3. So yes, a game published by MS is considerably less likely to appear on a competing console.
Unicron  +   1630d ago
The Unreal engine IS cross platform...

m_srSpendTalentPointsMessageP S3=?348755 <<<<
m_srParagonRenegadeMessagePS3 =15?3007 <<<<

However Paragon and Renegade points are specific only to Mass Effect, thus are not really part of the "engine code."

Explain Bioware, explain.
young juice  +   1630d ago
bioware probably gonna say something like 'mass effect 2 is so bad@ss it does its own....umm calculations and stuff'. AND I WOULD BELIEVE THEM!
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Arnon  +   1630d ago
That's true, but I heard that there was PS3 source code for Gears of War as well with specific things pertaining to GeOW only, simply because it was made on the Unreal Engine. The fact that BioWare states that the same source code came up for the first Mass Effect means that it's obviously not anything new, and probably means that it existed long before they were ever bought up by EA.

Who knows, though. They could very well just be hiding it.
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Foliage  +   1630d ago
"That's true, but I heard that there was PS3 source code for Gears of War as well with specific things pertaining to GeOW only, simply because it was made on the Unreal Engine."

First off, it would be impossible for anyone with common sense to accept that something can be specific to Gears of War yet it is because it was in the Unreal Engine, seeing as anything in the Unreal Engine can be used by anything built on the Unreal Engine. Do you even understand what you are trying to say, or are you just using common industry terms thrown into a sentence you've attempted to spew together to make it seem like you have any idea what you are talking about?

Anyone who has worked with the UE will tell you that there are a bunch of Unreal Tournament references. Gears of War is essentially Unreal Tournament. Epic are known to use common variables from their games within their engines. So something that can be perceived to be a Gears reference, is simply what they decided to keep as a name for a feature that is also included in their engine. If they include something in their engine, the feature cannot be exclusive to Gears... get it? You are trying to claim that when UE3 was released, they included support for specific Mass Effect 2 features for the PS3. That is retarded.

As for ME2, these are variables added into the source code that is not available on the Engine itself. A programmer went through the trouble of defining variables for the PS3 that pertain exclusively to Mass Effect 2. Why would they go through the trouble of supporting an extra platform if they had no intention of releasing a PS3 version? Again... this is not standard UE code. This was added by the ME team.
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ReBurn  +   1629d ago
It's probably the case where an engineer specifies their property names once and the tools generate all of the platform-specific instances of them. It isn't all that hard to understand.
Arnon  +   1629d ago
Just saying but uhh... the mechanics of your sentence were so poor that it was basically impossible to read. Also, the insults didn't contribute to your overall point.

“the Unreal Engine is cross platform, hence the PS3 code. This was brought up back in Mass Effect 1 days as well.”

Honestly, considering that you have not worked on Mass Effect 1 or 2, I would have to go with BioWare's word over yours. Does this devalue the overall possibility of it heading to the PS3? Absolutely not, but I doubt you've worked with anything heavy on the Unreal Engine, let alone written source code to a specific game.

For all we know, which we probably don't, a specific line of code that they generated simply be copied for all platforms. The very fact that both of them were right under 360 and PC confirms this. Yes, you're right, they are not specific to the Unreal Engine. However...

[SFXGame.BioSFHandler_Charact erR?ecord2]
m_nMaxRenegade=1900
m_nMaxParagon=1957
m_srXPFormat=340881
m_srSpendTalentPointsMessageX Box?=348754
m_srParagonRenegadeMessageXBo x=3?48755
m_srSpendTalentPointsMessageP C=3?48753
m_srParagonRenegadeMessagePC= 348?755
m_srSpendTalentPointsMessageP S3=?348755
m_srParagonRenegadeMessagePS3 =15?3007

Why should the messages differ at all between platforms? This really isn't the sort of thing that would require platform-specific lines. The very fact that you're trying to determine anything from such code in the first place doesn't make sense in it's own.
Arnon  +   1630d ago
"Update: BioWare's yanked PS3 players hopes back down to earth, saying that "the Unreal Engine is cross platform, hence the PS3 code. This was brought up back in Mass Effect 1 days as well." Thanks, Soong."

This is surprisingly believable compared to their "no comment". They actually gave us an explanation. Also, the fact that they mention that it existed within the original Mass Effect from almost 3 years ago further makes this even more believable.
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Cueil  +   1630d ago
meh
Bioware is destroyer of hope
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themafia  +   1630d ago
what the hell.....
this game is overrated get over yourselves, its not a bad game at all, infact really good, but come on i dont want mass effect 2 or 3 for ps3, i want new titles...mayeby its cuz i have it for pc....lol. dao sells better on ps3 mayeby a dao exclusive to ps3?
Nihilism  +   1630d ago
1. You do not have it for PC.

2. It is not overrated, I know this because if you had played it you would not be saying that.

@spektical

You don't have it either, your comment history shows that you tried to claim that games can be emulated on mac os ( which they cannot ) then you try to say that you pirated it, you're saying anything to try and argue with people who ( unlike yourself ) actually got to play this amazing game, you and girlfriend above hook up, you seem to be 2 of a kind, lying sacks of ****.
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spektical  +   1630d ago
everyone has their own opinions, he thinks ME2 is overated.. thats cool.
i think so too, i beat it already, it was fun, i was expecting a lot more, especially from a game that was supposed to be near perfect.

great game though, recommend anyone to play it.
mastiffchild  +   1630d ago
Christ Dchal, fella, you can't call someone a liar just because he'd like new titles for his PS3 rather than a game he's already played on PC, can you?Fact is, though I haven't been able to pick up the second game yet, I daresay it IS a little overrated-most games that get good reviews ARE overrated imo as NO game yet has approached perfect yet tons of them score like they may wll be.

And anyway-he even says it's a really good game and I just thought he was insinuating that those complaining of it not appearing on PS3 would be better off looking elsewhere , hoping for other new games for PS3 or play this on PC like you both have done. Whatever, calling the guy a liar over a litrtle, and it is only a little as he said he enjoyed the damn game, is a little OTT in my eyes.

As for ME2 and Bioware and this whole issue:this is another unconvincing statement when many who've coded with the UE3 have stated that these aren't multiplat lines found in the engine because of the "paragon" and "renegade" tags which can only be ME referenced lines, we havne't heaard this about other UE3 360/PC only releases like Gears1 or, on just 360, Gears2 among others and were it there we surely would have done, no? So, in short Bioware have done nothing but fan the flames of this story YET again. Now, i'm of the opinion that the games prolly WON'T go to PS3 because it's just so late into the piece and were it to happen I'd have imagined it wuld have been announced a long time ago and not still be messing people rpound after it's scond part has been released on the two MS platforms.

Whether B/W just like the position they're in where they have PS3 gamers craving their game and their game still being talked about all the time-and that's why we don't seem to ever get the definitive "no" or "yes" that wuld clear this saga up totally one damn way or t'other. maybe? Whatever, though I wouldn't rule out a PS3 version(and DEFINITELY not on the dubious merit of ths statement!)right now I'm still siding with it staying put bnut how could you blame someone for thinking it would be going to PS3? Don't see why Idleleesiung thinks it's funny that gamers wanting the game will miss out on it either, but there you go.
we won  +   1630d ago
LOL a few 360 fans said that including myself in the "360 ME2 code PS3 mentioned article" Like I said you can find the same things in most games based on most engines. Bioshock was coming to PS3 first and then was scraped and then released a year later on PS3 anyways. Bioshock was in development for PS3 first on a multi platform engine so people should stop using that game as proof all 360 games are coming to PS3. lol
http://n4g.com/ps3/NewsCom-...

#1.4 is right, this keeps happening over and over again and the people with barely anything to play this year ignore the facts. Of course some of them want the game to come to PS3 so that they can get revenge and to hate, not because of the game.

And #9 is praising PC and that article on the front page because you guys knew the PS3 rumors were BS and you are resuming to bash the 360 and discredit it?

@1.11

“the Unreal Engine is cross platform, hence the PS3 code. This was brought up back in Mass Effect 1 days as well.”

^^^That's a non inflammatory way of saying it ain't happening stop begging/harassing! us knowing they would spark smear campaigns finally having to confront the BS again. Here comes the smear campaigns. At least they kept people guessing long enough for ME2 to get a fair grading by the media.
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sashimi  +   1630d ago
Just get the PC version....
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   1630d ago
"The Unreal Engine is cross platform, hence the PS3 code. This was brought up back in Mass Effect 1 days as well.

Mass Effect is for the PC and Xbox 360."

http://social.bioware.com/f...

Keep the hope and wishes alive droids you could have an actual good game this year :)
we won  +   1630d ago
This story would be at 1000 degrees by now if they said it was coming to PS3. The PS3 fanboys are trying not to heat this story up so it doesn't make top story hoping it's forgotten so they can make up more BS rumors in a damage control misinformation effort.
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   1630d ago
"This story would be at 1000 degrees by now if they said it was coming to PS3. The PS3 fanboys are trying not to heat this story up so it doesn't make top story hoping it's forgotten so they can make up more BS rumors in a damage control misinformation effort."

Its ok because we can bookmark it and tag there comments with it :) then hear the "but but teh" excuses.
PirateThom  +   1629d ago
That still doesn't explain why the PS3 code relates specifically to Mass Effect (renegade/paragon) and not the engine its self. Someone had to sit down and actually input that information.
stonecold1  +   1630d ago
final fantasy vs says hi
ps3 get final fantasy vs 13 exclusive and kindgom hearts 3 and final fantasy xiv exclusive
SDF Repellent  +   1630d ago
Using PS3 fans definition
final fantasy XIV is multiplatform...how is it exclusive? I kid, I kid.

Like StoneCold Steve Austin use to say. WHAT, WHAT
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Kerrby  +   1630d ago
wat?
Cueil  +   1630d ago
jebus
SE has already said that as soon as they reach an agreement with Microsoft they will have FF14 up and running on the 360... it's about as exclusive as Bioshock 2
stonecold1  +   1630d ago
who cares
final fantasy vs 13 says hi and final fantasy xiv and i might as well throw kindgom hearts in as well they will never come to the juke box dweebs
gamer2010  +   1630d ago
Uh, no. FFXIII Versus and Demon's Souls will both come out on the 360 eventually.
PirateThom  +   1629d ago
Demon's Souls was paid for by Sony...
SDF Repellent  +   1630d ago
PS3 fans can play it on their PC..
So what does it matter if it comes out on PS3 or not?
gamer2010  +   1630d ago
You're right, I've been told multiple times on this site that all PS3 fans also own gaming PCs so any PS3 fans that wanted this excellent game surely already played the "superior version" on their PCs and there would be no point for the game to come out on the PS3 because nobody would buy it. ;-)
sarshelyam  +   1630d ago
Nice damage control...
Sure, the Unreal engine is cross platform...but why would that fact necessitate the code for ALL platforms in such detail? Sure the engine runs on everything, but are you really going to have your coding team spend the time to code each and every detail simply to prove that the engine itself is cross platform?

Bullocks!
mastiffchild  +   1630d ago
It's not so much that that bothers me about the lines of code(which, btw, could mean anything from an aborted PS3 verion, a version in the works or just an old look to see if it would be easy/difcult to do-not necessarily anything even IF it's PS3 related)but the testament from others who've used UE3 themselves who said it wasn't part of the normal code but(with renegade/paragon in the lines)was ME related and alongside that the fact we haven't seen this surface in the PC/360 UE3 code for other big exclusive PC/360 or pure 360 games like Gears and Gears2 respectibely and i'm certain we would have were it there. Wouldn't it be a BIGGER story if there was PS3 related code found with tags like "Lambent" or "horde" in Gears2 code lines? These are the reasons I'm not buying Bioware's complete denial over the code.

I'm not saying it's coming to PS3(I think it's highly likely they HAVE looked into the possibilities aklong the way, mind, and these are redundant lines from then that have slipped through just the same way some bugs may do-there's LOTS of code in a UE3, or any, game these days)and understand that Bioware may well have their reasons for spinning this out and keeping their game in the public eye as other gamers wishing to play their games must be flattering and helpful in a business/investment for the future sense and put them in a stronger position within the confines of EA, no? So that might explain why, even if it wasn't coming to PS3 Bioware still refuse to say the words that would put this properly to bed:"Mass Effect and it's sequels are NEVER going to release on the PS3"-otherwise why not?

So, I don't think it WILL vcome but I wouldn't rule it out-B/W may well be keeping it quiet for their own reasons if it IS coming anyway, say, so it didn't affect sales of the readily made PC and 360 versions or if thy plan a MNE1 and 2 collecton on the single BR disc later in the piece this, or early next, year. As I say, I think it would have been announced by now wewre they to make a PS3 version of the series but, by the same yardstick, while they refuse to completely rule it out once and for all we'd be foolish not to keep half an eye on the situation. Though I'd reccommend anyone with a PC and a PS3 to play the PC version of both the first game and the second rather than wait in blind hope as the first one was a lot better on PC than the slightly choppy, longer loading 360 game and who's to say IF a PS3 version of either arrives it'll be any better or even nearly as good as the early PC game?

It's a bit6 of a mess, all this, IMO.
hazelamy  +   1630d ago
i've read the relevant post on the bioware forum and there was no denial of a ps3 version.
we all know it's coming, they can't say that it is, though they seem to have done everything to indicate that it's coming on ps3 other than to actually say it is.
i'm getting the xbox version anyway, don't want to wait however many months for a ps3 version.
mcnablejr  +   1629d ago
MASSSSSSIIIIIIVVVE
LOL.
kvg88  +   1629d ago
LOL
If you read the forum it's worded very trickily:

The Unreal Engine is cross platform, hence the PS3 code. This was brought up back in Mass Effect 1 days as well.

Mass Effect is for the PC and Xbox 360.

LOCKDOWN!

(Evil Smiley Face)

We already know that Mass Effect is for the PC and Xbox 360... Mass Effect 1... He didn't say Mass Effect 2. After EA's "no comment" earlier, I think this is BS - it's coming
Arnon  +   1629d ago
He also never said Mass Effect 1. He simply stated that Mass Effect is for the PC and 360. Also, why on earth would you only want Mass Effect 2 on the PS3? The second iteration of the game has absolutely no back story regarding the first one, and can easily leave you confused if you've never played it before. I know, trust me. I haven't beaten the first one, and I'm a little like "wtf?" with the second one.
no_more_trolling  +   1629d ago
people need lives
rydek  +   1629d ago
Hmmm interesting
Well ive got it for my pc so i dont mind if it does come to ps3

And if you lot have the time check out my Mass effect 2 music/video enjoy :)

http://extremegamingreviews...
fire23  +   1629d ago
For those saying oh it could be a code generator that put it there, there is some problems with that. Either it would spit out many more lines containing PS3 code or it would probably have a way to select which platforms to make code for.
bjornbear  +   1629d ago
hahah
i'm still looking forward to it =) not worried though

i have so many games to get through right now for me, ME2 could come out next year and I'd still get it =D
Neurotoxin  +   1629d ago
Guess i`ll hold off pressing the "buy 360 button" for the time being.
hellboy1880  +   1629d ago
Code in question
// BIOSTART - David Streat - Jan 29, 2009
;// Support for mapping Wwise platforms to UE3 platform IDs (UE3::EPlatformType)
[WwiseToUE3PlatformMap]
Windows=1
PS3=8
Xbox360=4
// BIOEND

Don't hold your breath PS3 users
OpiZA  +   1629d ago
Yet people fall for it again. Its a monster game tho and everyone should enjoy it...
PimplePopperMD  +   1629d ago
Pathetic fools with incredibly low standards. This is a terrible, generic franchise that has no business being on PS3.
Paradise Lost  +   1629d ago
Who cares? By the time this game reaches the ps3 platform nobody will give a rats ass because of all the exclusives coming out this year.
kvg88  +   1629d ago
Anyone that believes in 3rd party exclusives
is clearly delusional
galgor  +   1629d ago
mgs4?
bjornbear  +   1629d ago
MGS4's size is roughly 32GB. And that's archive compressed, so it's most likely slightly larger than that.

32+ GB of game on an xbox 360?

360 can barely take FFXIII on 3 disks (and still excluding content)...MGS4 was unfeasible due to hardware limitations.

if anything, ME2 would be easier on the PS3, since it would fit on one single blu-ray

actually, correct that:

both ME games would fit on one blu.ray disk as well as additional in game content and developer video extras.

ME franchise on PS3: UBER sales

and EA love sales...they just love them...

so, expect the unexpected ;)
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Enjoi915111  +   1629d ago
it will never be on ps3. face it and deal with it....i thought you guys had super gaming pc hook to you tvs in you living rooms....lol
AliC  +   1629d ago
No I have a Super PC hooked up to to a Super Monitor like most normal PC owners.
MR LOOKINGBILL  +   1629d ago
@6.1 I guess my post must have made you and gotten your panties in a bunch...quit crying about it ps3 panty boy stop wearing panties and put on some underwear.
NYC_Gamer  +   1629d ago
Mass Effect will come to ps3...because the (renegade/paragon) points found in the code has nothing to do with the unreal engine..
talltony  +   1629d ago
Exactly^^^^^^^^
Its game code not Engine Code. If it wasnt going to go to ps3 they should just say it wont the same way kojima said mgs4 would never go to the 360.
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