BioWare: Mass Effect 2 Will Run At 30FPS

"If you look at most good shooters, they lock down frame-rate at 30FPS: we've done the same thing. Bam. Everything's 30FPS, streaming is fixed up," said the associate producer for the game, Jesse Houston. "If you remember in Mass 1, if you took a step backwards and you hit a weird stream and it'd pause for a moment. We've done a away with that. What you're seeing here is pulled straight from the game."

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Saaking3564d ago

And it's frying 360s!!?! WOW.

TheMART3564d ago

Well I was @ GamesCom and even a sh!tty looking game as MAG had PS3's to freeze.

Why did the SDF lied that the death rate of the PS3 was below 1% while in reality its 11%?

Erotic Sheep3564d ago

And why are the 360 fanboys still denying the RROD issue when its at 54%?

SaberEdge3564d ago

Come on, we all know neither of those numbers is reliable. Nobody knows what the real numbers are.

Saaking3564d ago

Why do you bots disagree? It's a FACT that ME2 was making 360s overheat and RROD. There's no disagreeing with that and it's pretty sad that it is just 30 FPS. As for the Rage thing, John Carmack has confirmed he'll get the PS3 version up to 60 fps so I think I'll trust him instead of some delusional bots on this site.

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TheDeadMetalhead3564d ago

30FPS is fine as long as it remains smooth.

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coolirisGB3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

ME2 is not a FPS, the game isn't coming to other consoles at the same time being inferior. I don't know why you mentioned Rage the issue is that the PS3 is having trouble running the game on the same level as the other platforms, not that it only runs at 30FPS.

The Wood3564d ago

i think what the issue is that they are at a different stage in development and from what i read, each version had its own issues...Best wait until both are released aey.. In regards to what, its no biggie for this type of game?

Sarcasm3564d ago

After playing ME1 for a few days now, ME2 has now become my most anticipated 360 game this year.

Bring it on!

-MD-3564d ago

Problem with Rage is (20-30 fps) see that 20 figure they pegged? That's an awful unplayable framerate. 30 is pretty much the least you can have to have a smooth experience.

I'm fine with this as long as it's a smooth 30.

coolirisGB3564d ago

Never read that I hope you're not talking about J.C. theorizing about the 360 version if Microsoft and ID software don't work out a deal.

Major_Tom3564d ago

Haha, I'm doubtful of this. I bought my first Xbox ONLY to play Mass Effect because it wasn't out on PC yet and that was a big mistake. It was a damn mess and played at least four times as smooth on a Pc.

So it doesn't strike me if they're finessing the audience a little bit.

thereapersson3564d ago

What does RAGE have to do with this game? You've been reported as off-topic.

Quit trying to incite fanboyish flame wars, further mucking up this site in the process.

commodore643564d ago

just as a point of interest, the original HALO ran at 30 solid fps and it is undeniably smooth!

I am REALLY looking to solid 30fps for ME2.

Oh the anticipation!

siyrobbo3564d ago

Mass effect was a fantastic game, but the frame rate was so unsteady, hope that they have fixed this issue, 30fps is fine as long as it doesnt go any lower at any point. It wasnt so bad as to ruin the game but it was frequent

FamilyGuy3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

30fps lockin is great and all but I thought the gripe with this game was texture pop-in, did they fix that? I guess this was a small problem too and they said a long time ago now that the elevator loading screens are gone. It's good to see improvements being made based on actual feed back.

I don't understand why this game is exclusive, is it their choice to keep it that way or was a deal made for exclusivity? I simply want some clarification. It doesn't look like the type of game I would buy but everyone says it's great so I'm curios.

Captain Tuttle3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

Texture pop in was almost non existent compared to the way the frame rate would chug at times imo. It was really bad. If they can lock it at thirty I'll be happy.

If you have a PC that can play it I'd highly recommend the game. Good story, very in depth and detailed universe. You could spend hours reading the Codex.

DeadlyFire3564d ago

haha 30 fps locked = guarantee you will see at least one scene in this game with a fps drop.

Saaking3564d ago

Rage's FPS on the PS3 was estimated to 20-30 FPS RIGHT NOW. It still has lots of time and John Carmack has said the PS3 version will run at 60 FPS.

TheDude2dot03563d ago

A videogame can run at 30 feet per second? Damn that's fast!

talltony3563d ago

Rage wont be out till 2010 and john carmack said it will be at 60 fps on ps3 by then. Rage will be inferior on the 360 because of dvd 9 not being able to hold as much textures as one bluray. And if they put rage on 3 dvds you still get the inferior game cause 3 dvd 9's still doesnt match the capacity of one bluray and you are going to have to switch disks 3 times during the game which is just so the gen before last gen!

morganfell3563d ago

Let's see. Has 30 FPS ever been used by 360 fans to attack a PS3 title? If not then you get a pass. If it has then prepare to get unloaded upon.

dragunrising3563d ago

Aside from being off topic, your logic is faulty. The PC version will ship on as many discs as the 360 version. If getting up every 3-4 hours to swap discs is too hard for you, you need a different hobby. Obviously running (sarcasm).

On topic: I'm pretty excited for this game. 30 fps should make the shooting much better, and create a more engaging experience overall. Despite the problems of ME1, I never had much to complain about. Guess I'm not much of a nitpicker.

talltony3563d ago

Ur wrong they said their is a issue wit the 360 version cause Microsoft won't allow enough discs to play the game full capacity. The 360 version of rage will have worst textures due to limitations of dvd9. I am going by what John carmack was saying. U need a new hobby if u can't accept the facts.

Tony P3563d ago


Why are you bringing up PC? If the PC version has more than one disc, you will never need to swap because every PC game benefits from installation to the HDD. This has been a standard practice for decades. PC version =/= 360 version.

As for Rage, the 360's core problem is the damn HDD. If the goddamn thing wasn't so tiny and exorbitantly priced, MS might have gone a route similar to the PC and never had to worry about DVD-9 limitations. It's no hassle to switch discs, but it can easily limit programmers. Installations have worked for the PC for decades now and would probably work better for a console since console hardware remains a constant.

On actual topic: Great, I guess. I didn't really have a problem with frame-rate in ME, but nice to hear they're optimizing.

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Ri0tSquad3564d ago

ME1 had the most unstable framerate ever.

Homicide3564d ago

Haha, no kidding. It was pretty terrible. Glad they're fixing it up.

Nihilism3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

good to know, seeing as it not only looks better, but performs better, i will get this on pc, so i hope gains will be had on pc also.

lol @ disagree, apparently it doesn't look better, perform better, and apparently i'm not getting it for appologies to the phantom disagre-er for being so very wrong

xdye0173564d ago

Hmmm just like Rage runs at 30 fps on PS3.

wxer3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

nope it well be 60
the camrock guy or what ever his name said it

The_Beast3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )


you think the bots will listen to the dev's over some retarded bot

just like crytek, when they said the engine will run better on ps3 then the 3shtty, the bots jumped all over the place how its ganna be better on 3shtty

coolirisGB3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

At what price? missing objects, textures, effects and action? assuming they really can make PS3 run like a high end PC, magically grabbing RAM out of the air with a inferior GPU.

PS3 fanboys will believe anything, bu bu bu the devs said they will fix it, yeah just like Ghostbusters using the supposed might of teh CELL.

The_Beast3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

assuming they really can make PS3 run like a high end PC, magically grabbing RAM out of the air with a inferior GPU.

What the first party dev's are doing?u2,heavy rain,gow3?

PS3 fanboys will believe anything, lmfao

so going by ur retarded logic. i can say ME will run at lower then 30 fps?

wxer, he's not ganna click that link, hes ganna go back to his main source of info, HIS ASS

Who cares about first party, lmfao are you bots this retarded? for real?... im waiting for you to write jk or somthing

wxer3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

coolirisGB you really fail

id made Wolfenstein ( and they'll make rage )
and it was identical on both ps3 and 360

take a look at this

so the only thing that the 360 is getting more
is the disks
so enjoy that

coolirisGB3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

Multi platform games are out shinning them, on all platforms lol.

It's funny you say that while responding to a guy talking about Rage which is a milestone on consoles or is that Crysis 3?

-MD-3564d ago

I'm struggling to read what you wrote.

wxer3564d ago

WTF ??

idint talk about 1st party

+ you say that cus microsoft got non


but as i said

"id made Wolfenstein ( and they'll make rage )
and it was identical on both ps3 and 360

take a look at this

so the only thing that the 360 is getting more
is the disks
so enjoy that "


Total_Retard3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

even I could understand that... is it that hard?....

read and comprehend


... broken links, the first one worked,

coolirisGB3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

Why are you posting broken links? why are you in here? also is that link suppose to undo what we're talking about and whatever else you wan't that link to undo lol.

wxer3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

@ Total_Retard

its not broken
he just dont want to face the facts

lol he got owned so hard he cant talk anymore


Total_Retard3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

would understand....

lol....wxer, how old do you think he is, i call 6 at most

you retarded dipshit, if its made by the same people.... well figure that out by youself, when your done, let me know.. so around next week??

cool garbage box, thats why multi's in 09 had better Metacritic on ps3?

coolirisGB3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

Server error 404 with the first link dipshit. What's that suppose to prove? lol

You Ape, is that link suppose to prove that Rage on the PS3 is the same as the PC and the 360 versions? lol All the past and present multi platform game comparisons no longer matter because of that link? lol

wxer3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

i think 3

wow this guy really got thick head
its like trying to make a wall to understand something


mybe he'll understand if we did this

rage made by id
Wolfenstein made by id
( the same ppl )

Wolfenstein looked the same on the 360 and the PS3


rage well look the same on the PS3 nad the 360

the only thing that the 360 gets
is more disks to swap

get it now ??

i really dont think so

coolirisGB3564d ago

You retarded fucer why do you keep posting that? most people think the game looks the same I'm not even going to watch it too many of the comment say they look the same.

Total_Retard3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )


I think there ganna have to rethink the whole "No child left behind" thing

Saaking3564d ago

Don't act stupid bots. Being on multiple disks with heavy compressions will also make the 360 version suffer. The PS3 version WILL be 60 fps as John Carmack himself has confirmed. The game still has over a year of development time so just wait and see.

frnkyl3563d ago

I lol'd XD someone's trying a bit too hard

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