Why Mass Effect Should Remain a Microsoft Exclusive

EA announced that Mass Effect 2 is coming to the Playstation 3 in January. This is great news for owners of the PS3 as Mass Effect 2 (a January release) is in the running for 2010's Game of the Year Award by many critics. Shepard making his/her debut on the PS3 is probably bringing more questions than answers at this point. The biggest being "Why isn't the first Mass Effect coming to the Playstation 3?" The obvious reason is Mass Effect was published by Microsoft Game Studios which all but guarantees it will never see the light of day on the Playstation 3. The first Mass Effect should stay an Xbox 360 Exclusive.

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Focker-4203039d ago

This article is full of fail... just read it.

Shadow Flare3039d ago

ughhh....cmon maaan...i have to read it?

lociefer3039d ago

butthurts to the open zone plz ------->

oh wait :(

mass effect on ps3 is here to stay, deal with it

Motorola3039d ago

LOL "Nobody's going to pay regular price for a game that is cheaper on the 360. I don't care how new it is." hes mad XD

Shadow Flare3039d ago (Edited 3039d ago )

"LOL "Nobody's going to pay regular price for a game that is cheaper on the 360. I don't care how new it is." hes mad XD"

Exactly, what a stupid comment. Whats cheaper for a person like me who just owns a ps3:

a) Buy Mass Effect 2
b) Buy an Xbox 360 and Mass Effect 2

DOI !!!!!!!!!!

cmrbe3039d ago

Don't you have a PC?.

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specialguest3038d ago (Edited 3038d ago )

I never played the first Killzone, yet I still enjoyed Killzone 2 a lot. For those who really want to know the whole back story of a character, there's always Youtube videos of walk-throughs from beginning to end. Problem solved!

Imtey3038d ago

Lol, has anyone read the Bioware forums? There have been over 2700 posts about ME2 going Multi on a single thread, and its hilarious.

People are saying that they feel betrayed and that they wont buy BW games again xD

ZombieAutopsy3038d ago

"The obvious reason is Mass Effect was published by Microsoft Game Studios which all but guarantees it will never see the light of day on the Playstation 3. "

So was Ninja Gaiden 2 but guess where that ended up, and the fact that EA published the PC version which means EA could just port the PC version right???

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morganfell3038d ago (Edited 3038d ago )

You are correct. Besides, Bioware has already stated this is an expanded version of ME2 with additional material to bring PS3 gamers up to date.

For those interested, there is a new Mass Effect 2 theme already up at PS3 Themes:

Mass Effect 2 theme:

Just surf over on your PS3 and do a direct download and auto install.

thereapersson3038d ago (Edited 3038d ago )

I guess 360 diehards aren't as holy as we originally thought...



Did everyone's bubble count go up from three to five?

edit 2:

Thanks Raztad. Consequently, the amount of comments per article have just shot back up to their old levels again. I sort of missed seeing only the most heated articles break 75 or 100 comments... lol

raztad3038d ago (Edited 3038d ago )

It does look like xbox fanboys arent taking this as cool as here some people said they will. ME is not even an exclusive game, for god sake it is on PC/xbox. So what is the point? why so entitled to a multiplatform game?

My laptop is crappy but runs ME no problem. I'll be beating ME1 on PC and then getting ME2 on January. EA effort to have the series on PS3 must be supported by PS3 owners.


I think the bubble count was reset to 5. Dunno if single bubble dudes got on board.

Snakefist303038d ago (Edited 3038d ago )

Now Xbox Fanboys knows how we feels when they stole our exclusives from ss Like Final Fantasy,Gta 4,Resident Evil 5 and Metal Gear Rising.We only stole one exclusives from them.Well this is just the begining expect to see more in future to come.

ZombieAutopsy3038d ago

Nah many xbox "exclusives" have landed on ps3, Ninja Gaiden 2, Bioshock, Tales of Vespera(I think that was the name), Gta Liberty city stories, fallout Dlc, lost planet, the elder scrolls. I'm sure there are more but I don't care Enough to think of them.

zeeshan3038d ago

@Snakefist30: My friend, you need to know that Stealth trolling won't go unnoticed. First you need to know what Stealth means and in order to learn more about that, you should buy a PS3 first and then get a copy of Metal Gear Solid 4 that is still only available on PS3 and doesn't have LIGHTNING BOLT ACTION but it is a AAA quality Tactical Espionage Action game, again... ONLY available on PS3.

AntoineDcoolette3038d ago

Holy cow of Moscow! I'm usually not this insulting but was that article written by a drug riddled 12 year old? Grammatical errors and incredibly weak arguments all around! "Dur series should remain 360 exclusive because xbox owners dont want to switch to PS3 for ME3! dur." Then buy the 360 version, dingbat! This must be the most incredibly weak "why X title should remain exclusive" article I have ever read.

Shadow Flare3038d ago

I like how in my previous comment, 28 people agree that my pc is crap, and 2 people disagree that my pc is crap

sikbeta3038d ago

Please.... Should? for real? more like the author can't deal with ME2 coming to PS3, sorry Pal but PS3 gamers have a new game to play in the huge list of awesome games...

BusterFang3038d ago (Edited 3038d ago )

All I have to say to that guy is "LOL U MAD!?"

Smh I don't see why it's such a big deal when games go to another console, all it means is they want others to play their game as well as make profit off of them. In the end, talking about "why it should remain to X console" is just a waste of time; they want it on PS3 and that's where it's going to go.

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TOO PAWNED3039d ago

no i am not going to give click to this junk.
Title should be "Xbox fanboys crying in corner for losing their highest rated game" buh buh cry me a river, grow up!

Kurt Russell3038d ago

If you read all comments above you, you'll find no xbox fanboys defending or crying. However you will see 50% of the comments claiming they are... UH OHHHHHH.

The reality is - any normal person couldn't give a fuck. The media blow everything out of proportion so the well trained sheep (i.e you) jump on the hype bandwagon yet again.



Odin7773038d ago

@ Kurt Russell Go to the article announcing Mass Effect on PS3 and you'll see what everyone is talking about. You are right, though I haven't seen any whining in this particular article.

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ThanatosDMC3038d ago (Edited 3038d ago )

His main reasoning is lack of games. Fail.

Nihilism3038d ago

Nah I think i'll give it a miss, using the words 'microsoft exclusive' just screams desperation.

theEnemy3038d ago

lol. why would I bother reading it.

the title pretty much sums it all up.


''Exactly, what a stupid comment. Whats cheaper for a person like me who just owns a ps3:

a) Buy Mass Effect 2
b) Buy an Xbox 360 and Mass Effect 2''

You mean:

a) Buy Mass Effect 2 for PS3 with all 20 DLC for Free Included and probably more content.
b) Buy an Xbox 360 and Mass Effect 2.

kaos_fish II3038d ago

No one said anything about having to read!!

I'm so outta here..

Anorexorcist3038d ago (Edited 3038d ago )

Just like how I don't need to put my hand over a flame to know it burns.

The Prospects for the PS3 just keep getting better and BETTER, and the idiots on the opposite side of the fence are just so pissing-in-their-MasterChief-u nderwear mad about it! The quality in PS3 hardware offerings, online offerings, and software offerings have held a steady momentum for about 2 1/2 years now, and 2011 looks to be another year that will only increase that momentum.

The PS3 started slow, but is now blazing through like a X-15 Rocket, and the idiots who choose to stick with Microsoft are the ones being left in the dust while they throw their empty soda cans and corndog sticks onto the track.

bustamove3038d ago

I just...I just lol'd.


WildArmed3038d ago

Aren't you asking a bit too much?
'just read it' you say -.-

East_Coast3038d ago

I didn't think they'd be so mad about but I guess I'd be too if UC2 went over to Xbox. Fuck that I'd be furious.

skrug3038d ago

I'm gona read it just for the lolz,

on a second thought im too lazy...

DigitalAnalog3038d ago

That was the impression I got upon reading the article.

-End statement

avengers19783038d ago

@shadow flare is right it would cost me at least 200 to 250 dollars to play Mass Effect 2 on a 360, but now I won't mind spending 60(if that is what the release it for)Besides The DLC that has come out for it is included so we already get a bonus.
The real fact is that it should have never been exclusive Mass Effect is a great franchise and as many people as possible should be able to play it, and PS3 fans will enjoy a good Modern, RPG syle, action game.

ico923038d ago

poorly written and makes no real point

bjornbear3038d ago

because without it they only have *counts* less than a dozen left =/

Steffl3r3038d ago

As a huge Mass Effect fan I'm psyched more people will have a chance to play, I only own a 360 so I don't get to discuss much about exclusives with people who only own ps3's but this is the game I've been saying my PS3 friends had to play sometime. It's sad that MS is being stingy with ME1 but hey what can you do? Just glad this amazing game gets to be enjoyed by a diffrent group of gamers =D But maybe this can be a step where eventually we'll see some exclusives roll 360s way too, I really wanna give Uncharted series and Heavy Rain a shot since I haven't had a chance to play them yet.

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coolbeans3039d ago

What's even the point to this article? The deal's been made already

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Tony-A3038d ago

I think there's a German GDC as well as our GDC. The German one starts before Gamescom. At least that's what I think. I've heard some things coming from Gamescom and others coming from GDC, with footage and everything.... it's weird.

raztad3038d ago

It is nice at all to have L4D on PS3, but come on, game is meant to be played on PC. I have to reckon it.

fanboys=/=owners, fans. Most xbox dudes are legitimate gamers and I dont think they even care about ME2 exclusivity. Lets not generalize.

vsr3038d ago

gears trilogy on PS3 will be announced on e3 2011!!!

TOO PAWNED3038d ago

Yeah i made mistake, i meant to write Gamescom, sorry for confusion

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Tony-A3039d ago

"Nobody's going to pay regular price for a game that is cheaper on the 360. I don't care how new it is."

1. OR PC! Cheaper on 360 OR PC!

2. People might just pay regular price if they really want to get into the story.

3. Is Mass Effect on Steam?

4. Why does this article exist? Whether it should or not, it's happening.

TOO PAWNED3039d ago

i don't think they ever said it was going to be full price and if it is, i am sure Bioware will make sure it is worth the money. case closed.

Focker-4203039d ago

Yes its most likely regular price, but you get a prologue & all of the DLC the 360 owners paid for right on the disk.

Drycell043039d ago

A lot of people don't know own and xbox 360 or a decent pc to play the game. So it's probably easier to play it on PS3 than to pay for a new console or pc and the game. $60 game compare to over more than $200 for a xbox or pc to play the game.

0mega43038d ago

ps3 owners even xbox owners could potentially rebuy for the ps3 version

as ea has stated that the best console versions for there game will be on the ps3

die hard fans will buy the better edition
and if users don't have live to download stuff there come to ps3 where the online is free
especially if it comes with the xbox dlc and exclusive content for the ps3
with fee exclusives and a lack of care for the hardcore audience microsoft is losing its core audience

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NYC_Gamer3039d ago

well too bad because its coming to PS3....

Hellsvacancy3038d ago

And im a happy gamer because of it


theEnemy3038d ago

It's a great game, you'll enjoy it.


playstation_clan3038d ago

gotta hate butthurt fanboys, but i didnt cry when final fantasy 13, devil may cry 4 was on xbox 360.

come on, microsoft needs to stop trying to take peoples money on xbox live and make first party studios, agree?

NYC_Gamer3038d ago

MS fans should be pissed because the lack of 1st party studios..but they'd rather have dlc instead

Tony-A3038d ago (Edited 3038d ago )

Well, you can't deny the fact that it worked for a while. With that said, it came back to bite them in the tukis. Big Time.

MexicanAppleThief3039d ago (Edited 3039d ago )

Price really isn't a factor. Just wait a couple of weeks/months for the price to go down and BAM! you can buy Mass Effect 2 with all the DLC and bonus content much cheaper, that's what I'm going to do anyway.