BioWare's currently working on a new Xbox 360 game entitled, Project Zulu - with screenshots from the Xbox 360 debug marketplace to prove its existence.
I don't see any game screenshots? Well whatever...another timed exclusive I suspect.
Mass Effect 1 was not released to the PS3. Mass Effect 2 was released to the PS3 1 whole year after the Xbox 360.. That's a pretty long time for a timed exclusive @FatOldMan, usually when people talk about exclusives they mean console exclusives.. No one gives a shit about the PC plus I consider it the same because they are both Microsoft's
Even so, was still timed. No point in 3rd devs developing for only one console unless there is extra money involved.
Someone is going to play the 'what about the PC?' card eventually... might as well be me. (Yea, I know. But the argument would've eventually been brought up. Best you get a chance to rebute it early. ;)) Anyways, since it's episodic, I guess it won't be on the same size/scale as their other games, and would be viable as an exclusive.
at the time of ME1 they were interdependent. so MS or sony who ever wants a exclusive has to pay EA truck full of money but we will see the closer we get to E3 the more of these rumors fly
@ TheEatingChampagne Actually, lots of people care about the PC. Just because you might not care about it doesn't mean there aren't millions of people that do. On the other hand, I do have to say that many PS3 followers are hypocrites. Every time the subject of graphics comes up they tell us PC fans to leave the discussion. They don't want to face the reality that the PC offers better graphics than the PS3 or 360. The point is, when it suits their argument they want to act like the PC is just another gaming platform, but turn around and ignore it altogether when it doesn't suit their agenda. When they are trying to attack the 360 by saying that most of its exclusives are really just "multiplatform games" they treat the PC as just another gaming platform the same as any other. But when it comes to discussions about graphics they suddenly want to exclude the PC. All of a sudden the 'console' distinction becomes quite valid for them. Which is it? Either the consoles are in their own category, in which case concepts like console exclusives do make sense. Or the PC and consoles are all in the same category as gaming platforms, in which case the concept of console exclusives doesn't make sense and the PC should be included in debates about game graphics.
@ plbelanger And by the way plbelanger all the metal gear games were timed exclusives except the last one so what whats you point. Everyone still thinks its a Playstation game so shut it.
Not sure why you guys are even bringing up exclusivity. Nothing here rules out a PS3 version. Besides, EA owns Bioware. EA is multiplatform, so the odds of this being exclusive are slim to none. @starchild PS3 followers aren't some hive mind that all say the same thing. To call many of them hypocrites is to basically generalize the opinions of millions. There are those that ignore PC and there are those that recognize it. I'm sure there are a few hypocrites here and there, but to lump the two sides with differing opinions together and call them hypocritical is ridiculous. It's about as ridiculous as calling Americans hypocritical because Republicans and Democrats have differing opinions.
@starchild That was well said, and also true.
"Every time the subject of graphics comes up they tell us PC fans to leave the discussion. They don't want to face the reality that the PC offers better graphics than the PS3 or 360." I don't think there's a person that actually denies that PC graphics can blow console graphics away. I think that the point is it's so obvious, gamers are like why even bring that up? And it makes the PC gamers look like "elitists". It would be like 360 / PS3 fans bragging that their consoles have better graphics than the Wii. It's not worth bringing that up. 360 and PS3 are the most direct competition, as they (were?) competing for the same market and are generally capable of similar results.
ME1 - 360 & PC ME2 - 360 & PC & PS3 DA:O - 360 & PC & PS3 DA:O Awakening - 360 & PC & PS3 DA2 - 360 & PC & PS3 ME3 - 360 & PC & PS3 I believe a trend has already been set... IMHO, the _only_ way it will be console exclusive to the 360 is if Microsoft is practically paying for the development of the game. EA and thereby BioWare are always about getting as much of the pie as possible. Even with Dead Space 2, you can almost guarantee that Dead Space: Extraction had a lot of financial help from Sony to get it on the PS3 as well.
Only moronic losers don't consider the PC when saying shit about exclusives. And yes I'm talking about 360 fanboys if you're too slow to catch on.
well few 360 exclusive should not be problem. it is boring to see if only ps3 that have exclusive. inb4 disagree
TheEatingChampagne ''No one gives a shit about the PC plus I consider it the same because they are both Microsoft's '' 1. Tell that to 20 million + that bought first gen ati dx11 cards and 5 million plus that bought starcraft 2 or 3.5 million people that bought crysis 1 or the millions of people who still buy Mulitplats. 2. no its not same MS make no money of PC gaming unless they publish the game. They only make money of windows.
Don't worry about puny minded fools. ;)
^ Not all PC games require Windows though. There's many that officially support Macs and Linux. Whereas others can be ran through workaround. Just a minor tidbit I wanted to add. =)
I believe he means pc doesn't matter cause if you have one then it really doesn't matter cause the only People that care are in the "console" war. Also since the pc is way to superior no one attempts to bash it.
Unless it's a kinect/hybrid game in which case it will be.
i wouldn't get too worked up over this. it seems to me like it's just some sort of placeholder that has a joke description. it's probably the placeholder for Mass Effect 3, i reckon. there is a prominent user on the BioWare forums named Zulu_DFA: http://social.bioware.com/6... "Project 'Zulu' Episode Two: The Contaminated Truth" as the description might even be a veiled nod to that guy and some of his weirder conspiracy theories on the ME universe. anyway, i wouldn't read too much into this being a new game or an exclusive anything though... unless BioWare makes an official announcement about it.
EA owns Bioware, and EA is greedy. Period.
What is there to doubt? You forgot Mass Effect was originally an Xbox exclusive? I really hate you PS fanboys and I'm sad that Bioware decided to bring this amazing game to you.. Not talking about the normal PS owners but about you the fanboys.. You don't deserve it
u mad? its probably a multiplat game anyways, js
Dude...if you really love Mass Effect (like me) you should be happy it was released on PS3 as it means more people get to enjoy the series (fanboys or not). I really don't get this dedication to one console or the other, a AAA console exclusive just means that the other platform has to work that much harder to compete with the other. As the consoles battle it out, the consumer wins.
mass effect 1 was exclusive because EA did not own them at that time. Now that EA has control over Bioware there is no way this is gonna be exclusive to xbox. the best you can hope for is a timed exclusive and that too only a month like cod. trust me EA is not going to miss out on money from other platforms!!
Don't bet on MS to pay for true exclusive.
It's always good when a developer decides to expand on new franchises, rather than "sticking to there guns" so to speak. They could easily settle with Mass Effect, and Dragon Age and milk the series to oblivion. It's good to see that they still want to try new things. Always a good sign of a good development team. As to what this franchise will behold. A part of me wishes they'd do something akin to Jades Empire. A theme that's very unexplored in the gaming medium, but what? Perhaps a ancient greek rpg?
Anything Bioware and I'm automatically interested.
^^^ He will be the shinobi...
I like to see a new jade empire they haven't truly explore that much of that franchise yet I hope they make one one day.
...an XBOX exclusive sequel to Jade Empire. THAT would be huge news. This just sounds like an XBLA game, that was likely a bone thrown to MS over ME going multiplatform. EDIT: @ TheLastGuardian ... Seriously?? XBLA isn't just "arcade" games....it's just all downloadable, and limited (for now) to 2 GB. Plenty of "AAA devs" (there's really no such thing, BTW...I'm just playing along) have released smaller games on XBLA. My point is, this won't as big of a game as ME or DA...even done episodically. A Jade Empire sequel would be a MUCH bigger announcement for the 360.
Why would a AAA developer work on a arcade game? Developer GIANTS like Bioware don't mingle with small stuff like that. xbla, psn are for developers who either have very low resources, or on the brink of bankruptcy.
...your idea of what XBLA/PSN is intended and used for is astonishingly inaccurate , if not just plain dumb.
lastguardian, you've no clue what you're talking about do you? xbla and psn are for developers with low resources or on the brink you say? So tell me why EA, Capcom, Namco, Square, and Konami just to name a few constantly have new items up on psn and xbla? or are you going to tell me each of them are small timers with low resources or that they're on the brink?
There is no need for Jade Empire 2 to be exclusive to be quite honest. Cause at this point that title IF it exists can go either way. So yeah here is hoping that once it gets announced its not 360 or PS3 NOR PC exclusive BUT multiplatform.
MS and Bioware have a good relationship so I believe this. Hopefully this will stay a 360 exclusive.
Bioware and Sony also have a good relationship so how about you stfu, eh?
I can actually say I am glad you are out of bubbles.
EA and Sony have a good relationship and EA owns Bioware so this will not be exclusive to one platform.
That is true, and i am quite glad it wont be! Jade Empire should be multiplat. That way we can all enjoy the aweseomness that is Jade Empire!
Wow tlg angry much? Ms and bioware are tight. Ms got bioware into console gaming with kotor, jade empire, then mass effect, they have a good relationship. Now that ea own them i doubt it will be exclusive but you never know. I want a jade empire 2 for 360 part 1 was the best xbox game ive played and a near perfect rpg.
You kids could argue about timed exclusivity or whatever... all I care about is that Bioware is making another game. All their games have been freaking TOP NOTCH!
Exactly man. That's all I am happy about. If it's coming from bioware, then chances are this game is going to be a great experience.
"Project Zulu Episode One: Too Many Cooks: Spoil the Broth" ^ taken from article, sounds like a downloadable space rpg cooking game LooooooooooooooooooooooL
so its an arcade game, where have all the good retro arcade games gone? they started off good with games like street fighter, streets of rage and double dragon, i want more of that stuff, theres too many crappy 3d games on xbla as it is, give me the classics!
Looks like a joke to me. This is some kind of weird placeholder or a leftover from April fools. I dunno. It definitely doesn't look like anything to take seriously right now. Don't castrate me for asking this, but is there a PS3 debug version with a PSN that has early stuff on their just for press that have debug units to see? Because if there is, is this on there too or is it specific to just the 360? And if not, then how do we know this couldn't be a multiplatform game since there isn't an similar thing on the PS3 to give away the game's existence on that platform? I'm not holding breath for anything right now. The title of the game just sounds like a joke, so I can't take it seriously. I'll just wait for an announcement from Bioware sometime.
months later it will hit the ps3 and some 360 owners will feel betrayed
I bet Microsoft has been busy spending some money to get some more exclusives out. I know it's not the traditional way to do things, but it does give 360 owners more of a varied choice of games.
Rpg set in the zulu war days play as a zulu warrior lol.
"ok... I'm a ps3 fan but lastguardian, you've no clue what you're talking about do you? xbla and psn are for developers with low resources or on the brink you say? So tell me why EA, Capcom, Namco, Square, and Konami just to name a few constantly have new items up on psn and xbla? or are you going to tell me each of them are small timers with low resources or that they're on the brink?" Wow. You do realize those are PUBLISHERS. Not developers. THere's a difference...:/
SOME of them are both, For example, Squaresoft and Konami have their own in- house developers along with those they contract at times. And even for the ones that are just publishers, you should know what last guardian said is redundant since he said psn and xbla are venues for developers with low resources. See because if you have big publishers backing you, I seriously DOUBT they have "low resources"
What I'm trying to say is that you never see big developers who usually create AAA retail games, all of sudden work on stuff for psn/xbla. Here's examples Rockstar..never Bioware...never Team Ico...never Edios Montreal...never IO Interactive...never Ninja Theory...never Crytek...never Naughty Dog..never Platinum Games...never Suda 51....never Irrational Games..never Insomniac... Never list can go on and on. Point is AAA retail dev usually develop for retail, not for psn, xbla. Show me an example where a MAJOR AAA Developer whose create alot of retail games this gen, and have a handful of psn, xbla games as well. Please note not publishers like EA, Ubisoft, Capcom, 2K, etc...Developers. People who actually create the games. Probably very few, if any. That's my point.
I just gave you two in Squaresoft and Konami. And now that think about it Capcom (and yes capcom is included because some of their games are created in house) and Namco have some games on psn and xbla that are in house developed too without contracting outside developers. And your list means nothing because the argument was never how many there were. The argument was whether or not major developers that double as publishers actually develop games within online venues in the first place. So what is this "point" that you're supposedly trying to make
Well everyone calls for Halo 4 when thats a trilogy and same with god of war soo mass effect 4 since this generation of gaming a trilogy means 4+ games (excluding spinoffs) Its fine to do spin offs and build more to the universe that they created but trilogy means 3 in a series.....so where do people get 4 from?
i hope it stays on xbox 360. i never want to see a bioware title on the PS3 ever again. not after the 3 complete buggy clusterf**ks they've tried to pass off as "games".
"4" is what coms after the trilogy. You can call it an an aftermath, a coda, or the start of a new series that comes after the trilogy. The end of a trilogy is not necessarily the end of a story, characters, situations, setting or IP. Kind of a stupid complaint.
Its Irrelevant, more important, is the Buisness model chosen by Bioware/EA & Mircosoft, why not talk about that?, Seems like its gonna be a Download Episodic type game, which spells, "Cheap thrills" + "DLC $$$$ PIT".... no thank you, i would rather find a new hobby, than let these GREEDY GREMLINS rip me off, while you so called "game journalist", shift the FOCUS away from that fact.
BioWare will stay in the sci-fi/fantasy genre so we can expect that at least.
They're under EA now so the game won't stay exclusive give it six months and you'll see it on the ps3
MS gets the exclusives that interest me the most. I'd rather have one good exclusive than two lesser ones.
wait you don't even know what this game is all about and yet this interests you more than anything lol. And how do you know it is an exclusive? I know the 360 is hungry for exclusives but don't be so certain about its exclusive status.
'One man's meat is another man's poison,' as they say. People should buy the games that appeal to them, regardless of console. That's why I don't own a 360. Nothing against it, but its exclusive titles don't interest me.
Um...What exclusives? :P
I own a 360 and PS3, but I don't like using the 360 as it's so damn noisy and I fear it's going to break down soon. I see no reason for Bioware to make 360 exclusives in this day and age.
Sniff sniff smells like... jeaslousy.
how does it smell like jealousy???? he owns both consoles???
So xbox can have exclusives. OH wow whats this world comin to, we're finally outta the Twilight zone xbox comes out with an a exclusive.
Whatever it is it'll be on PC regardless so even if it doesn't come to the PS3 I can still play the game. :)
Why so you can treat your original fan base from ME into ME2 into paying the whole DLC shit, whilst ps3 get everything for free???? "ohh you got the game early" Go shove DLC up your ass Bioware. I'm seriously losing respect for you now.