Sony planning to 'steal' Mass Effect 2 at conference?

Bioware's Mass Effect 2 was strangely absent from Microsoft's E3 Keynote presentation today. Given the titles importance in the Xbox 360's exclusive lineup, could this be a sign that the once 360/PC exclusive may also be heading to the Playstation 3? There have been whispers around the hallowed halls of the convention centre that this may infact come to pass.

Immortal Kaim5496d ago

I have a feeling that Mass Effect 2 will be announced as multiplatform at Sony's press conference. I mean, if they can make more money by having other platforms, why not?

gaminoz5496d ago

Tit for tat, hey?

Final Fantasy: multi, Metal Gear: multi, so now Mass Effect multi?

Maybe. Let's have a few more multi titles: Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain, Splinter Cell..

snp5496d ago (Edited 5496d ago )

Seems unlikely to me unless they find a way to package a port of Mass Effect 1 in with it.

It'd be hell to try and promote two-thirds (only) of a series on one platform.

Not that i mind either way; own a PC and PS3 (best duel combo imo), so i'd be picking up the prettier and easier to control (personal preference) PC version anyhow.

PS: Care to explain the disagree? You know - speak up..?

.. guess not. lol.

TheHater5496d ago

Uncharted and Heavy Rain are Sony own IP's.

talltony5496d ago

It would be so funny if my man jack lifted his sleeve up to show a mass effect tattoo! lmao that would be so win!

RememberThe3575496d ago

It seems to me that EA wanted to show the game off at their press conference, and not at MS.

But, you never know these days.

C_SoL5496d ago

Clearly you guys didn't watch the EA conference.

StanLee5496d ago (Edited 5496d ago )

I thought I was the only one who watched. It was already announced for XBox 360 and PC. This pettiness is really getting silly. E3 is suppose to be a showcase where the gamers win yet, all I see is flame baiting and fanboyism. And the pathetic excuse of blogs and tweeters we call the gaming media isn't helping.

The Master Chief5496d ago

Seriously this could be a huge announcement for PS3, Mass Effect is one of the biggest games out there and seriously Mass Effect just rules, everyone should get to play it.

Cross your fingers! :D

Megatron085496d ago (Edited 5496d ago )

This is extremely unlikely. They only announce that ME2 was an 360 exclusive a couple of days ago. Before then everyone thought it was going to be multiplat. Why would EA/Bioware annonce what console ME2 was going to be on then turn around and change it a couple of days later.

StanLee5496d ago

Dude, you're trying to use logic on fanboys?! Good luck.

really duh5496d ago (Edited 5496d ago )


The writer of this article didn't know EA had their conference and had already announced the platforms. Its been a busy day I'm not mad at him he's usually spot on.

No one is stealing anything from Microsoft on any level.
http://e3.g4tv.com/videos/3... Microsoft isn't even done.

TheRealSpy025496d ago

i suppose it's possible that it may come to ps3. not likely. but if it does, great. the more ppl who get to enjoy it, the better.

isn't it funny the difference in mentality between the ps3 and 360 fans. 360 fans just seem to be happy to get great games. ps3 fans take it personally when games go multiplat.

at any rate. the reason i think it's not going to happen for sony is because if it were, MS would have definitely shown mass effect in an attempt to one up them since they got to go first. but like i said, if it does, very cool.

snp5496d ago (Edited 5496d ago )

I think you're cherry picking a bit there. Both are as bad and as good as each other.

Naturally the 'camp' you're more aligned with, if that rocks your boat, is going to seem more wholesome, friendly, approachable and less inclined to any of that nasty stuff than the one you've been traditionally rallying against.

Also should point out there's a degree of deliberate - if maybe unconscious - provocativeness in constantly pointing out one (fan type) as better than the other - since you seem to have repeated this statement, or something very like it, about five times in a row now i've noticed.

The best way to promote harmony is too simply be harmonious. Not to constantly, selectively, call out one half of a brawl and not the other - unless you're intending irony?

Cupid_Viper_35496d ago

Who in the da F*ck needs ME2? SERIOUSLY?

you guys fall for the bait so quick and easily, relax a little.

WE have more first party exclusive in 2009-2010 then Microsoft had since they've made a gaming console, and that's after MS paid almost a quarter of a billion dollars to have MGS, GTA4, TEKEN6, DMC4, GTA4, HDDVD, and so many other side deals to appear on their console and convince some people that their console is Sony's equal. and the sad truth is, its not.

So stop jumping up and down for these baseless articles man. last year, their biggest announcement was a Playstation game, this year, you guessed it, another playstation game.

There are very good reasons why I dont have a 360, first, it breaks easily, second, 5 Halos in 4 years wont do it for me, sorry, I need something else 3rd, I dont want MS to dictate which Playstation game I get to play, when i can just walk into gamestop and pick it up guarrantied, instead of holding my breath and hating on it.

when company A can publically admit that they have a list of company B's assets that they're trying to get, its also publically admitting ,(to every SMART person around), that it doesnt get anybetter then CompanyB. so that's why Im with company B, in this case Sony.

so again ps3 guys, please let them keep ME2, I would much rather play some new IP from Sony them ME2.

Pika-pie5496d ago

That would be awesome to give Microsoft a taste of its own medicine for a change

cmrbe5496d ago

I am not that interested in Multi-plats tomrrow. Exclusives is what i am interested in.

I would take a new VC anyday over this.

What is it with x360 fans and multi-plats anyways?. I speak for my self and i honestly think that ME2 multi-plat is not a big deal like some people here are making out to be if it comes true.

I have a PC that i am able to play Crysis in middle settings so really i am not interested in this if true as i can still play it regardless of weather it announce tomrrow or in the future.

AKNAA5496d ago

Hehehe... Well said. I couldn't agree more (bobbles)
All I have to say is that ME2 better not be one of sony's big announcements, or I'll be disappointed!
I'd rather see heavenly sword 2, FFvs13, or quantrum theory gameplay and release dates more than anything.

Omegasyde5496d ago

Well stated, your logic is well explained as to why you chose a PS3 over a 360.

Remember the old saying:
Imitation is the best form of flattery.
Hence PSN is getting close to matching XBL, and Microsoft wants all the great franchises that made the PS2 great.

However: => Microsoft should stop writing checks for multiplatform games and start opening studios and creating jobs.

TheRealSpy025496d ago (Edited 5496d ago )

all i can say is...read what everyone in this thread wrote. especially the few ppl below you.

there is a very obvious, discernible difference between the two "camps"

i was on xbox live all night and i can tell you that everyone on there was talking about E3 as a whole. excited to see what everyone was going to show.

but on my psn...i get all these messages all the time about how this is the year of the ps3 and ps3 is going to trash the competition (that, honestly, NEVER happens on Live). and you can see it in this thread too. it's clear that ps3 fanboys are die hard, sole system fans and don't care about gaming as a whole but just what sony can bring forward. sure there are die hard 360 fans too, but it's not an overwhelming majority of the community like it is with the ps3. and before all the ps3 fanboys think of hitting disagree. go have a look at the messages in your inbox on PSN. i guarantee you'll have and get similar messages all the time. not that i think that'll stop you from hitting disagree and taking bubbles...that seems to be what you're good at.

EDIT: @ cupidviper and his new following below him. that wasn't well said, it was a huge exaggeration. first of all...name the 5 halo games in the last 4 years.... please. you must be thinking of call of duty.
second, this community really needs to get over this idea that you can just say whatever you want without anything to back it up. all you said was your opinion surrounded by numbers and "facts" that you pulled out of your anus.

final EDIT: "That would be awesome to give Microsoft a taste of its own medicine for a change."
umm...what medicine? you mean where they take their profits and reinvest it into providing its supporters with more great content and expanding the community? man, you people are sad. yeah, i wish sony would give us some of that medicine.

barom5496d ago (Edited 5496d ago )

You are one ignorant fool. First off I just checked my PSN inbox, nothing about "year of the PS3" and bla bla bla, just to prove your point wrong. Second, I urge you to try to talk crap about the 360 on the official playstation forums and see what type of response you'll get. You're thread will probably get locked but before it does you'll see what great and mature community Playstation has built up.

That forum by far is one of the most mature forums I've ever encountered. You think you'll disagree? Go ahead and check it for a month or two and you'll see it for yourself.

I'm not disregarding the fact that fanboys exists, it's even evident in the comments on this article. My point is that you're full of crap. I'll also urge you to check your inbox tomorrow to see what type of responses you get AFTER the Sony conference. I'm sure they'll be talking about the games that were announced/revealed/demoed as well.

Oh and for the record. I've noticed way more douchebags on 360 thanks to the inclusion of headset on most 360 consoles. That does not mean PS3 doesn't have their own but if I were to use your logic, then that's exactly what it would mean wouldn't it?

BattleAxe5496d ago (Edited 5496d ago )

Theres no question, this game is comming to the PS3.

snp5496d ago (Edited 5496d ago )

I stand by what i said. The two are equal opposites - and anyone truly impartial would agree. I've read this thread, and i've read a bunch of other threads over a long period of time.

Hell, i spent a good bit of time trying to figure what this acronym 'PoS3' meant.. Then it came to me. (i know, i'm old and slow..) Certainly not something from a kind smoking the peace bubbles, game-loving only, sort. Tried to figure out what this 'Sony Defense Force' nonsense term constantly cropping up was about, then i realized it was a way of deriding Sony fans who are bit quick to jump up to Sony's defense - as thought deriding something makes one impartial, but defending it (whether necessary or not) makes one a 'fanboy'. (hint - both are probably pretty insecure)

There's crud both ways, of course - but that's the point. Even on this E3 presentation; I genuinely don't believe Microsoft's was all that show stopping. Nothing personal. Some things make me go wow, some don't. Nothing in that did.

Some people perhaps genuinely did think the presentation was superb. But no doubt some are also building it up in the hope that they'll convince others anything but the other camp announcing they'll be taking over the world is, by comparison, a flop. This is the whole point, though, there's all kinds of subtle and not so subtle ways of being partison and playing these little games. I've seen as much gloating, false bravado, and derision from XBox360 fans as i have from PS3 fans, basically.

I mean, think about it, the idea that people who buy one particular piece of plastic will be inherently better people than those who buy another... It is a bit of an odd assertion.

PS: Don't be too fragile with the disagree's. I've got 8 on a post further up without a single explanation as to why anyone disagrees or what they disagree with.. Seems to be a bit the way of this place. Click and run. Meh, just youth i s'pose.