PSUNI: Ray Muzyka, co-founder and CEO of BioWare, has expressed his embracing attitude towards Sony’s PlayStation 3. He further pronounces the studio’s plans to increase their output of games on the platform.
oh snap! :P
How would it be superior; it will just be a port.
I believe that Microsoft has a deal with Bioware over Mass Effect like they do with Bungi and Halo, those titles cant be made fore the PS3 :(
mass effect is owned by ea the only reason halo cant be made on ps3 is because microsoft bought the halo franchise
I shur hope you're right, I want mass effect. Ofcourse it can be suprior, just like when tales of vysperia and star ocean were ported from 360 to ps3 later on, one had a graphical upgrade and they both were filled with more content. It's called bluray. I wouldn't be suprised if mass effect 1&2 came packaged with the dlc already installed... If it were to come on ps3...
Ps3 is becoming a very hot topic today onthe new N4G. It seems to me that gamers and devs are jumping ship.
Redrum059...I highly doubt they would do anything significant if they did port it over. The only difference would probably be that the DLC would be included. Also it wouldn't be the superior version because that is, as usual, reserved for the PC version. He's just stealth trolling. One of the great new features on the new N4G is that these people don't have an open zone anymore so now we have to deal with them.
@BeaArthur Adding DLC WILL make it the superior version.
Hank Hill...not when the other versions have the same DLC. I mean with the PS3 version you may not have to pay extra for it but that would be the only advantage. Mass Effect had 2 DLC packs and I don't see Bioware going back and creating more DLC on a game that was released in 2007 in order to port it over to the PS3.
Built on UNREAL ENGINE 3, which many of the ps3 fanboys around here admittedly HATE (with some valid reasons) I doubt there would be much improvement if any. Are there any games that were ported to PS3 WELL using UE3? I'm actually asking
Microsoft is cockblocking!
Mass Effect 2 and 3!
PS3 is becoming a trending topic today lol
the same thing:-)
Same here, lol. PS3 seems to be a very hot topic now-a-days.
Looks like N4G would be dead or abandoned without the PS3 news or Sony news.
“I think it’s a huge opportunity with the pricing changes, now the platform is definitely on the upswing and there are some great games coming. We’re planning to work more on it. We haven’t announced any future projects, but I’d love to see more BioWare games launch on PS3.” Sounds like future titles not ME2
Why go through all the trouble of making a new games when you already have another with 50% of the work already done.
it is a massive pain to port games running UE3 onto ps3 well. We have seen it time and time again.
Always a good thing, but I wouldn't leap too far ahead and say this means Mass Effect is coming to the PS3. I think Dragon Age is the first step and it most likely means that all future IPs will be coming to the PS3 if it's planned for the 360. Would love to see a Jade Empires for this generation of consoles.
I hope they fix the sound glitches on DA:Awekening. Also, i love Bioware games. I hope they make it so that games on the PS3 version look as good as the PC version.
They say bitter tears taste sweet.
"Check it out...I'm Dancing..I'm Dancing" ME coming to the ps3 is exciting lol
ME2 is so awsome when I tried it. It's what FF13 suppose to be. explore town, world map, real side quest not just run back and forth killing marks. You can get drunk and have sex with aliens. It's so well made. RPG of the year, I bet on it. day one on ps3 for sure. I like trophies.
Less talk more action plox.
well i'd love to have more bioware games on ps3...
“The interesting thing about approaching a new platform like PlayStation is that it’s very powerful and it’s just different from anything else. You have to embrace that and make sure that you’re fully aware of the technology differences and make use of all the strengths of the platform.” id like to see em try and max it out but i doubt it since acti will want em ta churn out multiplats n spend as little as possible on dev....
except acti doesnt own them, and EA who does, has been a lot better recently in letting there developers have free reign especially Bioware.
I would like to see more Bioware games on the PS3
I'll believe it when I see it and even though they're owned by EA - how about a PS3/PC exclusive and not the usual 360/PC?
EA even publish exclusives?
I've got a good answer to that. 360 rendering and rendering for DirectX (PC) are very similar. If they make a PC version, it makes more sense to do the quick conversion for 360, regardless of whether or not they make a PS3 version,
Mass Effect 3 will probably be the last exclusive game we see from Bioware. If that even stays exclusive.
the only way it doesn't stay exclusive is if they port the first two over before its release. It wouldn't be cost effective to do the work to release it on ps3 if those ps3 owners haven't been able to play the first two.
maybe mass effect 2 but MS was publisher for mass effect 1 so they can't. also think they had rights to ME2 based on sales before EA purchased Bioware
I don't think that's accurate. Bioware obviously owns the IP, which means they can give the rights and take the rights from and to whoever they want to. The PC version of the first ME was published by EA, which raises some doubt that MS still has the publishing rights, and remember that the game was released a while back. My thought is that it's very possible we could see the entire ME trilogy on the PS3 soon.
Not only would he love to see them, the studio is actively investing in their development even though they "haven't been announced yet"
But talk is cheap. So either put up, or shut up.
...is the Mass Effect franchise. Only reason I haven't gotten it for PC is because I believe it will come. 12
I think BioWare should do a PS3 exclusive.
I don't think it's any more unwise than doing a 360 exclusive or any other type of exclusive. If they can push the hardware and deliver an unmatched experience a multiplatform game can't, they why not try it?
Question is can they do a PS3 exclusive that justifies it being exclusive?
Yup, that's right. It's all about the PlayStation. Oh yeah
Mass Effect 1 & 2 maybe coming to PS3 guys we just have to wait in tell E3 2010 to see what BioWare going to do.
with the CELL giving them a huge budget and lots of time. Bioware games will always be MULTI because of EA - The only reason why Mass Effect has not hit the PS3 is because Bioware made a deal with MS before EA stepped in.
"He further pronounces the studio’s plans to increase their output of games on the platform" And yet they will downgraded the PC/PS3 version on orde look the same.
Maybe he should start by supporting better the game he already has on PS3 (dragon Age).
and so mass effect sigma is born, hopefully their next game will use te cryengine because it makes better use of the ps3's power than unreal tournament does not to mentiuon the cryengine is better on ps3 than x360:):)
why isnt the ps3 getting any love. seriously dont care about mass effect so come with a new game
Bioware is known for making RPG's - if you dont care abour Mass Effect then you should not care about any game from Bioware. If you played Mass Efeect already and you didn not like it then Bioware games are not for you. If you havent played Mass Effect yet and your just brushing it off because its not on the PS3 and you dont have a 360, then I would advise you to get it for the PC. The game is worth the money! No regreats on my side. Edit:@HazeBlaze your right about DA being diffrent than ME,but Keysy is asking for a new IP and him not caring about MASS EFFECT only tell me that he is not into RPG. Bioware can create a new IP but it will more than likly be an RPG.
Someone could not like Mass Effect and still like Bioware games. Dragon Age is more like the games that Bioware is known for making anyway... I agree that Mass Effect 2 is a great game (the 1st one wasn't as good), but that game does not 'define' the company. I'd personally like the next installment of Dragon Age over another Mass Effect. But even more to my point, a lot of Bioware fans would prefer the next KOTOR over Mass Effect. So not liking that one game does not mean he wouldn't want anything else from that developer.
ME is more of a shooter thats maybe what he mean, its the only game worth going to ps3 but seems more of a shooter then an rpg
come on its a 3rd party. stop being the greedy fat bully MS and stop buying out exclusives buy 1st parties instead
Yes this even a worst for 360 owners, bungie no longer develops exclusives games for the 360 they went muiltiplatform. Now mass effect series can but i think it will come to the cell. Then next is gonna be gears of war lol. I love being a happy ps3 owner we are spoil with games hahhaha xbox kids hahahahah haahahhaahah
Amazing how you're harping like it's the end of the 360 when it's not even close. Mass Effect has yet to be announced for the Ps3 and I doubt that it will come to the Ps3. I don't believe that this article has anything to do with the Mass Effect franchise and more to do with upcoming Bioware games. Gears of War? ..Dream on.
***Rolls Eyes*** Bungie only developed Halo for MS when MS owned them. So if Bungie were to create a new Halo game...guess what, it's still exclusive to MS. Bungie could at anytime they wanted to, create a new IP and make it exclusive to the 360 if they wanted to. Just like they could with the PS3 now if they wanted to. And why are you saying "I love being a happy ps3 owner we are spoil with games"? You are just speculating that IP's like Gears and ME will go to the PS3. So you are happy about speculation and rubbing it in 360 owners faces....lol over speculation? LOL delusion at it's best right there folks.
idc if its multiplatform, but BRING IT!
It's only obvious that companies will embrace the PS3. Every company that isn't 1st party wants their titles available to the most consumers.
WOW, PS3 is on a roll today, looks like everyone is jumping ship and swimming to PS3.
A course people are going to jump ship they finally relies what console has real Next-Gen values, their coming over to PS3 for a good reason now look at GOD OF WAR 3 that should show you the powerhouse behind Sony's PS3.
yeah,cant wait for mass eeee on ps333333 lol
and KOTOR and Jade Empire were just two of the reasons why i bought an Xbox last generation. i own Mass Effect 1 and 2 on my 360, and Dragon Age Origins and Awakening on my PS3, so i'm all for seeing more on the PS3 from them. on the Mass Effect issue, i'm finishing the trilogy on my 360. that's where the series was born. if it comes to the PS3, great, but it would have to have some significant improvements (visuals/loadtimes/framerate) on the PS3 version in order for me to abandon the 360 version. i like to keep my franchises/trilogies together if i can (ie, i own FF1-12 on the PlayStation consoles, so naturally, i got FFXIII on the PS3). i'm always excited to hear what Bioware is cooking up next though.