James Barr of TheGameReviews takes a bite-sized look at the latest developments on the Mass Effect 2 on PS3 saga, as well as underlining the final word on any lingering fears over a Modern Warfare 2 delay. (Rumor Killers)
It's a paid for timed exclusive. They never admit to the other version until later. Wake up. EA owns Bioware now. All EA owned developers are multi. Thing is the PS3 version will have the DLC included when it releases. This is NOT the same as Orange Box and Left 4 Dead because EA doesn't own them
Microsoft rightfully label exclusives on the front of 360 game boxes. Check out the covers for Halo 3 ODST, and Forza 3 as well as third party games such as Gears of War 2. However the official box design for Mass Effect 2 on Xbox 360 doesn't have this tag. As DirthHairyJoystick has speculated, it is probably a paid for timed exclusive. This happened with the first Bioshock game. When the 360 version released, 2Kgames had a PS3 version in development but could not reveal anything in case it affected the paid for Microsoft promotions. It's just business. But if a PS3 version is released it would make sense to be 1&2 combined.
Thanks for the old news, thegamereviews.com.
I'll still buy it day one on 360, and for bringing my character from Mass Effect over. But I'll definitely support its transition to PS3 whenever that is.
Man this game is amazing, if you dont own a 360 I recommend you grab it for your PC. I would gladly pay double for part 2.
They certainly didn't "kill" any rumor. They just reiterated old news and pawned off paraphrasing for quotes. Honestly, there's absolutely nothing of substance here.
I tend to be pretty level headed and calm but I can't hold my tongue any longer. N4G is a BS PS3 fansite. 2 days ago I submitted a similar story, said the same things pretty much but because the headline said Still no Mass Effect 2 for PS3, it wasn't approved. Some people complained it was a duplicate when it was in fact not since my submission had additional info. Along comes this bull [email protected] and everyone laps it up because it ignites hope in the crybaby PS3 fanbase and doesn't hurt their sensitive girl feelings. I expect this comment to be reported and to lose my bubbles or even get banned, but at least I won't have to contend with this bullsh!t no more
is not written on it because it isnt only on Xbox 360, its on PC as well...same goes for L4D...come on, did you even think before speculating?
Think? They make sh*t up!.
You realize Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 are PC/360 only, yet it doesn't say "Only on Xbox 360" on both covers, right? The reason? Because it's not exclusive to the 360, just as Mass Effect 1 & 2 aren't right now. Oh, and by the way, EA published Left 4 Dead 1 & 2.
seems like a sure bet Now for how long n how well will they treat the ps3 versions. Lets just hope for the best. ms would pay large for any big AAA exclusive at this point imo Worst considering the flaws they passed on the first one on the 360 well lets just hope they do a better job this time. Fact they are putting it on ps at the same time is good. I have faith they can pull a flawless game on the 360 yet.
I'm glad to see that ME2 is passing onto the PS3 as well because perhaps this will knock another nail in the coffin of PS3/Xbox 360 wars. If we have the same games, we can play them for hours, and spend less time squabbling on Net forums. Probably impossible, but I can dream.
Would be cool if ME2 went everywhere, but PS3 fans sure will be confused unless they get 1 first...
Just like Dead Rising 2
thats a whole new game with its own story, protagonist, and new locations. Mass Effect 2 is continuing exactly where ME1 ended. there will be a lot of confusion if you havent played the first game
yeah, just like condemed 2.
Just like Saints Row 2
They sure will miss a lot of the story if they dont get to play the first installment. I guess they can always go and read up on the story on the web though. Id compare missing the first Mass Effect to missing the first Lord of the rings film then watching the second. Still a great watch but you dont know what has lead up to the events.
They could have a 10min movie sequence detailing events from the first game and the manual can have details and character profiles with a short bio attached to detail any important facs and relationships. Also your character could start out with a higher skill level template, weapons, powers, etc to start the game. Sure not as good as actually playing the first game and importing a character but it would do.
Seems fairly simple. I guess people would argue it's not as good as playing the actual game but will fill people in, right? This is assuming this will actually happen(ME2 on PS3). At this point, who knows. We all know the ending to similar situations like this, both PS3 and 360, it's happened before. If MS publishing games couldn't stop it(think NG2), I don't think anything else can. At this point it's stupid to try and argue about it imo.
Considering that ME 1 is dirt cheap now.
Yes they could do that, but thats a lame excuse. Whats the fun in that, when you can just play it. Im finding it very funny that the PS3 people are resorting to this kind of speculation to reading about the first game to be able to play the 2nd. Honestly guys, i think they will sell ME1 before ME2 for the PS3 anyways. Its like bringing God of War III to the 360 when the first 2 iterations werent even on the platform yet. Now i do remember MGS2 being ported to Xbox and not the 1st one but that was back then this is now... Unless they did port MGS1 did Xbox
PS3 Saga? Bioware has been saying it's only coming to PC and the 360 since E3 up until the last one or two months because they went back to work. PS3 Saga? EA always list exclusive games wrong they use copy and paste one size fits all approach for info listings not to mention the miscommunication between the overseas branches of the company. There are places in Europe/Russia where misinformation is the name of the game.
they said they announced those two versions...ps3 version will come at that GDC around march
i wouldve bought that day one. slightly off topic: i really hope bioware goes back to jade empire, one of my favorite games last gen.
Will not be coming to the PS3 sorry.
http://www.n4g.com/pc/NewsC... Read the comments by the 360 fanboys above too cause this comment of yours might become worthless like them in the near future.
Do you think you could get me a job at EA? I mean, you do work there right? That would explain how you know Mass Effect 2 isn't coming to the PS3. Hook a dude up.
Neither will Tales of Vesperia, Star Ocean 4, BioShock, Ninja Gaiden 2, etc
I love how I got a disagree despite not making a statement, or an opinion, that could be disagreed with.
That's pretty funny, I thought you were talking to me since I actually I did worked at EA Redwood Shores back in 2003. They keep things pretty secured over there so even if I still did I wouldn't know anything unless i'm assigned to that project.
Sorry man, I should have been clearer. I was speaking with SuperSaiyan4.
"Neither will Tales of Vesperia, Star Ocean 4, BioShock, Ninja Gaiden 2, etc" I love it when PS3 fans post lists of JRPG's that were PlayStation franchises in the first place. I thought some of those games on that list were PS2 games lol. So PS3 steals exclusives the 360 stole first? Anyways I say the bigger wins are FF13, MGS, Tekken, DMC, War Devil, Guitar Hero etc. I can also post a list showing games people expected to show up on PS3 and did not, just to counter the Bioshock theory.
I prefer Mass Effect in all Platform... yes all PC/Xbox360/PS3... Why? because that will help Bioware to get more $$$ Ca$h $$$ for the development of future Mass Effect Games and in this more Ca$h means better stuff.
I completely agree. Mass Effect is my favorite game this gen. I love the story and I feel that every gamer should experience this rare gem. This is possibly Bioware's best work.
i hope this do come to ps3 cuz i was thinking of getting a xbox 360 an realized mass effect was the only game i wanted an i am not paying 200 dollar for a system an there only one game i want on it
Okay one more time for all those that think that Mass Effect 2 is going to the ps3. Mass Effect 2 is part of a trilogy. It's very story driven. In other words you need to play the first one to learn key parts of the story. How about the ps3 first work on getting the first one before getting the second one.
Do you think EA cares about that? All they care about is the $$$
Release both on PS3...say, ME 1 AND 2 on one blu-ray disk. Done =)
PS3 is getting DragonAge, so it's possible. Mass Effect isn't that great anyway.
If this game is coming to the PS3, why all the secrecy? just clear the confusion and move along EA. When ME 2 releases, the PS3 owners will have their money on God of War 3, GT 5, Heavy Rain, MAG some of the 2009 releases that could not afford like Ratchet and Clank, Assasins Creed 2, for me CoD MW 2 is a 2010 buy for example. My point is that 2010 is already crowded for PS3 owners and if this game is released on the PS3 maybe the sales will be low, specially without having the first installment for PS3 owners. PS: I put MW 2 as 2010 buy because i already bought Uncharted 2, Demons Souls and will buy Fallout 3 GOTY edition, and money is tight!
Teh inferior version!
All the games that said only on 360 were they on pc also? because ME1 was on PC and so will ME2 so maybe it is a Console exclusive but not and Exclusive Eclusive because it will also be on pc. Can anyone clarify this. Are there any games that said only for 360 that also came out on pc? if so then it could be on ps3. Even if it doesnt and you dont own a 360 you should get it because Bioware created a very believable sci-fi world. Why is it between now and next spring more games are coming out that are worth buying then in the last two years?
I say MS have a timed exclusive on the second game and the PS3 will get the first game with all the DLC. Then around Christmas next year PS3 will get the second game. I have a theory on this. If you look at Tales of Vesperia and Star Ocean 4. They where delayed in Europe to all we assume is for translating but what if MS delayed the release so that it could hold on to the timed exclusive for as long as possible in Japan and in the US. Shortly after the release in Europe they announced it was coming to the PS3. Also the Fallout DLC was announced for the PS3 just before the last went to the 360. This can be applied to Mass Effect as well. The last dlc was delayed until recently.This quote seems suspicious: "Due to circumstances beyond my control (me being stupid on timing), any news of more ME1 DLC will have to wait. Sorry folks. - Evil Chris" Could Microsoft told them to delay the release so they could extend the timed exclusive for a month or two longer? It could be like Bioware could make the announcement 4 months after the DLC. It was meant to be released in July but was released in August. So instead of making an announcement in December it was delayed to February so that it would have little or no impact on 360 sales of Mass Effect 2. I could be completely wrong on all of this but I was right about TOV and SO4.
Getting fans excited over such an epic RPG? Worst case scenario, you can get a 360 to play it. ROFL
for such a small thing?
ps3 slim is your avatar, yet you clearly dislike the ps3 and love the 360....a perfect example of an oxyMORON.
Hmm. And you get that from me replying to a guy calling people bots lol. I hate PS3 fanboys and like my PS3. My PSN ID is Masseffect1 There is nothing like responding to a guy saying "Cry for me bots.........CRY" that says I hate the PS3. lol Acts like a gamer but gets hostile like a PS3 fanboy. oxyMORON indeed...
he is a bot and probably bought several 360's and when they all died on him and no games to play he finally decided to jump ship, not because he likes ps3 but because thats the only way to enjoy true next gen gaming. 360 fanboys will and already jumping/jumped ship now. mart already jumped ship, pp is probably ps3slim and most of the bots already jumped ship but they still remain bots and dislike us PS fans. thats all to it.
"My PSN ID is Masseffect1" We know thats your PSN account, as you told us all before using one of your other accounts. I forget which one it is as you have so many. Was it the Why Dis one....Or the Really Duh one..........or the Cooliris one.......or the I Did Not Murder Him one........Or the Power Of Green one? So many choices. Edit-: Ah found it, it is your Really Duh account http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... Like i say, you should meet the ban hammer.
one of the most stupid stealth trolling by bots(shadowman,bluray3,themart atxboxkings,alithebrit), when they say they love the ps3 yet always bash it, becoz they dislike the fans...if thats the case then why not bash the 360 becoz of their fans!?
haha he got u PS3 slim.
Isn't this like known news already? I went and ordered Dragon Age today for the ps3 and got a promo code for some armor item for the game + mass effect 2. At least that is what the paperwork says, unless its just lying to me? This is like printed by EA is it not? doesn't this like confirm ME2 for ps3 ? or am i just crazy? if not i'll pick it up for my pc as my 360 died.. and i've like mourned it's loss and moved on :(
To clarify that, there was an article early explaining it. All the promo codes are cross platform. So a PS3 code would work on the 360 and etc. It is a ME2 armor but you also use that armor in DragonAge. It works for both, that does not confirm it for the PS3, but it can give hints that it might. Also it was a copy and past job too so... I mean i wouldnt get your hopes up just of this..
Oh is like mgs4 on xbox all over again. Stop being retarded fanboys and start acting like real gamers, both consoles have lost some great exclusive games, and bottom line is.... BETTER FOR ALL OF US because we get to play a sh1t load of games that weren't available last gen, how can that be considered as a loss?
COD MW2 delay, a rumor so infamous I had no idea it existed! They advertised the release date on Sunday Night Football for God sakes! I would say that's about as sure as a sure thing gets. Infinity Ward is not ID.
we have uncharted 2,demons souls,come on now.
Nice I like both answers
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