Submitted by mephman 1636d ago | news

BioWare: It Makes Sense For Us To Be Multiplatform

GamingUnion.net: "At GamesCom 2010, BioWare announced the news that many PS3 fans had been wanting for years, that Mass Effect was finally coming to their console.

We had the chance to speak to Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka at GamesCom about this move, and we asked them whether they'll be a full multiplatform developer moving forward." (Mass Effect 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

GusBricker  +   1636d ago
N4GAddict  +   1636d ago
I would rather have that than the MMO
asyouburn  +   1636d ago
a thousand times
this ^^^^^^
Nac  +   1636d ago
Then you must have not been a fan of KotOR. Seeing as how the MMO isnt even in the KotOR timeframe or series.
asyouburn  +   1636d ago
no i just
dont like mmos
Nac  +   1636d ago
No asyouburn
I was efering to tigersnake. I don't want the MMO either.
Megaton  +   1636d ago
darthv72  +   1636d ago
it makes sense...
for allot of companies to be multiplatform. Doing that puts the focus on the talent of the programmers instead of the hardware they program for.

Problem is, this gen has not been about pushing the limits of each platform. Not like a few gens ago when there were dedicated teams for each version. As long as bioware makes ps3 the lead then it will mean everybody wins.

It would be neat to see what they could do with the wii however.
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theafroman  +   1636d ago
they dont port they have a dedicate team for each platform ps3 xbox pc.
avengers1978  +   1636d ago
it does make sense for more devs to be going multiplat, why cut your number of poetential sales automatically. Nintendo is the only company I can see not wanting this, since the strength of there first party games is really what keeps them going.
R2D2  +   1636d ago
So the PC is not considered a platform.
Nice Bioware.
ShawnCollier  +   1636d ago
Should be interesting to see how it turns out.
NYC_Gamer  +   1636d ago
no 3rd party studio should limit themselves
frostypants  +   1636d ago
What they SHOULD do is create versions of the game that play to the strengths of each platform individually, like developers USED to do. None of this "lowest common denominator" garbage. If the 360 can do something better, DO it better on the 360. If the PS3 can do something better, DO it better. If the PC...etc etc.
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cayal  +   1636d ago
The cost wouldn't be worth it.
frostypants  +   1636d ago
I know it will never be that way again. There was a time, though. A glorious, awesome time...
tinybigman  +   1636d ago
i agree with you frosty, but like someone else said the cost would be really high so that might not be possible. you never know though
mrcash  +   1636d ago
I know what you mean, the original xbox was always used to its potential, the thing is that the xbox was made with the developers in mind and was easy to develop for, and with the ps3 you need to invest a good amount of time to sqeeze out the good stuff.
Hades1337  +   1636d ago
Then why not support other platforms from the start? Developers often like to change their tunes don't they *cough*Gabe Newell*cough*.
N4GAddict  +   1636d ago
I think their tunes changed when EA bought them
HeroXIV  +   1636d ago
God bless EA. Think I'll be buying every title (excluding sports) from now until about mid 2011. :D
tinybigman  +   1636d ago
i don't think EA bought them, i think they just publish the games for them.

i just looked it up and nowhere does it say that EA bought them.
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siyrobbo  +   1636d ago
ea bought them, in a deal which also forced them to buy pandemic
Zinc  +   1636d ago
@tifersnake86 - If you mean EA has bought Valve, no. They are a private non publically traded company that is owned soley by themselves.

I say this because you are replying to a comment about Valve.
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Letros  +   1636d ago
EA bought Valve? lololol news to me
Persistantthug  +   1636d ago
Everyone knows EA bought Valve.
Who doesn't know this already?

Bioware and Pandemic got into a PUBLIC partnership with a 3rd company that dealt in banking and invenstment, then EA bought that partnership.
They own Bioware and eventually closed Pandemic


I love the disagree...lol
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Zinc  +   1636d ago
"Everyone knows EA bought Valve.
Who doesn't know this already?"

1. No, EA does not own Valve.
2. Your link was for Bioware.
3. Just, no.
If you go to this link (which is for Valve), you will see they are a private company.

Letros  +   1636d ago
Try again dude, Valve is independent, EA may be publishing Valve's console titles but that is about it, and why do you think Valve = Bioware...wtf
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Persistantthug  +   1635d ago
That was a typo...I meant BIOWARE not Valve.
That's why I posted the link which referenced the BIOWARE acquisition.
frostypants  +   1636d ago
To be fair, a LOT of people underestimated Sony. What happened to all the people screaming that Blu-Ray was dead on arrival?
siyrobbo  +   1636d ago
they've joined the people who claimed the 360 was doa, and that the wii would never catch on
Carlos_Irwin_Estevez  +   1636d ago
@hades yeah everyones "jumping out" , valve, bioware, bungie.
theafroman  +   1636d ago
its complicated but remember at the end it comes down to two things , money , and fans
mrcash  +   1636d ago
they've always supported the pc, thats for certain.
Pandamobile  +   1636d ago
Have you gone retarded or something? EA does not own Valve.
cereal_killa  +   1636d ago
Never go full retard!!!!

EL1TE  +   1636d ago
Exclusivity makes developers get less money. And the reason is obvious.
bradlinho  +   1636d ago
Now Mass Effect 2 is coming to PS3, Bioware are dead to me.
DarthMoose  +   1636d ago
This made me laugh like many other stupiod comments on n4g, insomiac is making a multiplat game and there not dead to me, I'm actually excited to find out what it is.
sashimi  +   1636d ago
xbox fanboys just can't take it since that's one less exclusive that they'll have and they don't have many.
DaTruth  +   1636d ago
Lets not pretend Squeenix isn't dead to a lot of people for similar reasons. A pretty decent game gets trashed all over N4G over it.

Disclaimer: I only own Playstation consoles!
sashimi  +   1636d ago
Shouldn't it be M$ is dead to me since...they never acquired Bioware and let them become a apart of EA? just saying they're 3rd party they can put their game on whatever platform they choose.
mrcash  +   1636d ago
I could never understand why MS didn't buy Bioware, it seemed like the logical thing to do. They are a very talented studio.
ico92  +   1636d ago
well that was an asshurt comment, people like you seriously need to grow up
Persistantthug  +   1636d ago
lol....more delicious tears.
They are so tasty.

bjornbear  +   1636d ago
lol ok bradlinho
I'll enjoy ME3 (on my PS3) while you sit there sulking =3

meanwhile I'm enjoying ME1 that I got for 10 bucks! WIN

man these gamers are such drama queens now days!
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00  +   1636d ago
As long as they continue to make great games I'll be happy
N4GAddict  +   1636d ago
Me too. They are one of the best in the industry.
mephman  +   1636d ago
Yea, I can't wait for Mass Effect 3!
frostypants  +   1636d ago
Am I the only one that got bored just a few hours into Dragon Age and quit playing it?
tinybigman  +   1636d ago
@ frosty
for some reason i got close to the end but i just didnt feel like finishing it so i traded it in. i wish they'd do a sequel to Jade Empire that game was awesome.
LowDef  +   1636d ago
Same here.
Pootangpie  +   1636d ago
how dare they betray us by going multiplatform WTF do they think they are
Oh wait I'm not a sony fanboy
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tinybigman  +   1636d ago
no your a little kid trying to start an argument that doesnt have to happen grow up. i wasnt upset when IG said they were going to make a multiplatform game.
omi25p  +   1636d ago
if they mess up mass effect 3 because they are busy porting mass effect 2 to the ps3 im gunna be pissed
frostypants  +   1636d ago
Do you honestly think it's the same team doing both of these things?
sashimi  +   1636d ago
How would they mess it up? Mass Effect was never about graphics... and that's what multiplats are limited to...that and not being able to use the most out of blu-ray.
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omi25p  +   1636d ago
when did i say about graphics? i mean the cross overs from each game.
How can you disagree with the fact i didnt say about graphics
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siyrobbo  +   1636d ago
mass effect as some seriously impressive character models
theafroman  +   1636d ago
dont worry they got their own ps3 team
Focker-420  +   1636d ago
The code is already there. You could see it in the PC version. Thats how all the rumors that it was going multi-plat got started.
Pandamobile  +   1636d ago
There's 360 and PS3 code in the PC version of almost all Unreal 3 games.
Unicron  +   1636d ago
ME3. Multiplat at launch.

Awesome for gamers everywhere.
N4PS3Fanboys  +   1636d ago
Yes, multiplatform at launch: 360, PC
Another platform a year later: PS3
Shoko  +   1636d ago
Whoa man! You got us there! Lol. I mean, nothing beats timed-multiplat-civity right? Lol.
sashimi  +   1636d ago
N4360trolls:timed exclusives & multiplats are the best things ever
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raztad  +   1636d ago
That aint happening N4P. You need some reality check. EA is in charge here.

ME3 will be day and date on both PS3/XBOX360.
CernaML  +   1636d ago
Yes because Saint's Row 2 came a year later on PS3. Bioshock 2 came a year later on PS3. Dead Rising 2 is coming a year later on PS3.
Antan  +   1636d ago
ME3 will be on all 3 platforms day 1.
divideby0  +   1636d ago
"makes sense" they mean... now there is an established PS3 user base, we can make $$$
The Lazy One  +   1636d ago
I was going to say this to the guy under you, but u hit it already.
joypads  +   1636d ago
i wonder why the sudden change in heart with some developers ?
is it because they realized the xbox 360 is no match for Ps3 ? have they finally realized that the reliable Playstation brand is the secure future of home console gaming ? ;)
Garrus_Vakarian  +   1636d ago
You make ducks look bad... :|
RockBalboa  +   1636d ago
You're a moron...
A massive one, about the size of Ivan Drago.
The Lazy One  +   1636d ago
M$ missed a huge opportunity not buying bioware. what fools.
sashimi  +   1636d ago
Even if they did Bioware would just end up leaving them like Bungie is doing.
The Lazy One  +   1636d ago
If you own a company they can't just leave. M$ sold Bungie back to itself. They could have just as easily said "eff that, we're keeping you," but it would have made a lot of bad blood with some of the best developers in the biz.
theafroman  +   1636d ago
they did own bioware
The Lazy One  +   1636d ago
they never owned bioware. Bioware was independent until it teamed up with pandemic and their holding company and then was bought by EA.
Garrus_Vakarian  +   1636d ago
My name is Garrus Vakarian...
and this is my favorite obvious statement on N4G.
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Dandy  +   1636d ago
The reason why it makes sense for more developers to go multi-platform is not "omg ps3 makes $$$" or "360 is more profitable" or any other fanboy nonsense like that.

What it boils down to is that these games are costing more and more money to make now, it makes financial sense to get them out on as many different platforms where they can see a return on the investment put in.

Halo does crazy bananas sales on the 360 and that's great, but not every console exclusive can sell as well as a Halo or God of War. Going forward the only console exclusives we'll see are from places like Microsoft and Sony studios. It's just not profitable for anyone else to release only on one system.
theafroman  +   1636d ago
in the end im happy im going to play mass effect 3 on ps3 nex year and happy bioware is supporting it
BigPimpin  +   1636d ago
If they said this about 3 years ago, I would know that it was because they were trying to get everyone to enjoy their game. Seein that they are now part of EA, its all about that money. Its good that PS3 fanbase will experience a great game, its just that it would of been better if it was Bioware's "own" choice to do this not Crappy EA.
NYC_Gamer  +   1636d ago
whats crappy about EA?thanks to them alot of devs can have their work on multiplatforms
BigPimpin  +   1636d ago
well for one most of their games are crappy. Hell, look at the madden series same stuff over and over again. Now keep in mind I said "most" not all. The other reason they're crappy is because of how they treat the consumer. Makin "One time Only" cards and overpricing stuff on Xbox live and PSN. Hell they wanted 5 dollars just to watch a 3 min clip on how to run the football on one of their Madden games.
callahan09  +   1636d ago
It makes sense for BioWare to make their games available on as many platforms as possible, and it makes sense for me to buy all their games on PC.
jalen247  +   1636d ago
Jade Empire 2 on my PS3 sounds nice
MrManchild  +   1636d ago
EA-owned developer goes multiplat. News at 11.

Hopefully this means that Mass Effect 3 will get an even bigger budget. Can't wait to play that game. :)
sonicsidewinder  +   1636d ago
IT makes sense to make the most money possible!!!
YA DUHHH!!!?"??"

It doesn't make sense for a game to be dumbed down when it can be supreme on PC.

Dont tell me that 'this' multi-platform game is awesome on console. It could have been ultra more awesome on the Personal COMPUTER! - even tho some la consolé games are leet.
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sonicsidewinder  +   1636d ago
WAH Mega-Willy!!!

Nah mate 'Mega Shark vs Giant Octapuss' all the way.
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Wizziokid  +   1636d ago
I would love another KOTOR game but let's be honest unless the MMO fails they won't make another KOTOR game because they can simply expand the mmo with new story's which they could tell in a KOTOR game.

KOTOR 1 & 2 remake would be epic though!
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