Electronic Arts has clarified to IGN saying Mass Effect 3 will launch simultaneously on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC next Holiday. The debut trailer from last night's Video Game Awards show did not mention specific platforms.
Is this really a surprise? I thought it was given...
only thing for me to debate now is whether to get it for the PS3 or the 360.
Lol welcome to the dark side bioware
I am going to get Mass Effect 2 for the PS3 in January and I will most likely get Mass Effect 3 for the PS3 as well. I already played ME2 on the 360 and it was one of the best games I ever played, but I haven't played the DLC yet just because I have been busy with other games. This gives me just one more excuse to get the PS3 version with all the DLC content included.
@saberedge- The DLC wouldnt cost you $60. Unless of course you already sold the game.
probably wants the new experience(maybe upgraded graphics) plus the interactive comic to change his decisions and stuff from the first instead of playing thru the game and everything on a disc instead of downloading etc....
for me yes
lol a lot of trolls are going to be burned
it will probably be a FPS with no story so ps3 fans dont over tax thier tiny little brains. They already ruin ME2 by making it a run and gun game instead of an rpgs for ps3 owners
@mynd, Or maybe he didn't play it at all?
im sad to see that ME3 is not getting as much hype as ME2 had when it was revealed just because it went mltiplat
its really no solid details on the game yet
@captain ME2 was out in Jan u cant expect people to be that hyped so soon, and its not like a gameplay reveal that always builds more hype. But its good to see ME articles will be troll free.
@captain-obvious Best version was on PC
its always been multi plat so what you going on about ?
@NYC they're no solid details on uncharted3 either. @JACK uncharted2 came out in the fall and they're articles everywhere about the trailer.
My worry is i hope they port it over as best quality as they can, and the extra addition are a welcome, i hope they dont go crazy with there Special Visual Upgrade, ... I wanted to buy dragon age to see if it ran great but when i read there'd be alot of micromanaging i have enough with other games right noe
EA knew they couldn't make money from 36o alone. Look at great exclusive like ME1, aan wake, ect. They never really sell a lot even with hardcore advertising. If ps3 isn't an option, then the game won't do so well.
Erm.. Mass Effect sold very well, no?
how long before sony stops investing so heavily in exclusives because lets look at the facts....PS3 exclusives dont sell that well and i think the mass effect thing is a sign off things to come, im not saying well see uncharted on the 360 but that exclusives are going top be few and far between in a few years. companys have to make money and i garuntee gt5 will make losses even though its such an amazing. The only other thing i can see happening is an increase in the price of games in the next gen because so much will go into making them and they cant sell them for forty pounds or 60 dollars.
How delusional you are hennessey. "PS3 exclusives dont sell that well" lol. Well enough to have 10X more ps3 exclusives than 360, and only xbox/pc games are coming to ps3 now, since the console sold more than the other each years. by the way, even if they wanted to extend the $$ becoming multis, lbp2 (user content), and other technical beasts like uncharted 3, killzone3, can't exist on xbox.
Actually Hennessey88.. two things: 1: To break even these days games have to sell a little over a million copies. Uncharted 2 sold 4million + last time I checked. So no Sony will not stop investing as thats like saying Sony will stop investing in itself! Which would not make sense. Dont think Sony games dont sell just because they are not sell 8million week 1. They tend to have long legs. The exclusives is a good strategy for them especially this generation as if they relied on 3ed parties, theyd be screwed as 3rd parties are only now starting to bother to deliver an experience on par with 360. The Exclusive titles add value and add to the brand. Its also Sony's way of expressing themselves. Thats why they will put out titles like Flower, which were never designed to be blockbusters. Exclusives keep them from being just some generic game box, and means they dont have to go into price wars to gain sales, which only lead to deminishing profits per sale. It gives them a unique proposition which is what EVERY business wants. 2: Gran Turismo 5 alreeady paid for itself with the GT5 PROLOGUE sales (which were at something like 5million). The game is already paid for and in profit. These GT5full release sales are just extra change in the bank :)
Way to get your facts wrong factual evidence. ME1 sold very well and it was not an exclusive. It was on the pc also and I don't get why people never count it.
As a playstation 3 owner I am very grateful for this. I imgaine that the 360 will probably get something in the way of exclusive dlc.
Yea but this is EA, when is the last time EA gave anything exclusive to 360?
360 will get more discs that's for sure ;)
how will it compare graphics wise to uc3, mass effect 2 even on the 360 is a stunning looking game. Or will it be another multi plat win for the 360 i cant wait. ill go with the one that has the best graphics because both will play equally well.
"how will it compare graphics wise to uc3" it's a multiplatform game, if the port is not really better on ps3, then it can't compete with uncharted3 graphics. "Or will it be another multi plat win for the 360 i cant wait"* Lol, ridiculous. 99% of the game are exactly the same.
I think they have a bigger problem with Elder Scrolls V. I for one, would buy Elder Scrolls V over Mass Effect. I don't think I am the only one. Oblivion was released in the first year of the 360's life and was one the titles that made it worthwhile to move up to the 360; in my opinion it was THE title that made a 360 worthwhile. I believe Skyrim will have immese loyalty from 360 fans and will put a big dent in ME3's sales if they are released in the same month.
Oblivion was released on the PS3 too and Skyrim is going to be multiplatform. If the games are good then both should do well in terms of sales no matter what system they're released on. Although some people might prefer one over the other I'm sure there will be a lot of people who will buy both.
That's good to hear.
nice, I will have all Mass Effects =D ME for PC, ME2 and ME3 for PS3 awesome =3 love this franchise
It is a multiplatform game after all.
True, but Microsoft could have worked out a deal to delay the PS3 version like they have done in the past. But I'm glad to hear everyone gets it all at the same time.
damn if it comes on PS3, BUT i have all my saves on my 360....or i can replay ME2 when it comes on PS3 in January
Replay it on PS3. Reliability is peace of mind.
doesnt it come with new DLC or something on the PS3 version?
It comes with all the DLC.
Imported my save from Mass Effect to ME 2 on the 360. Yet I far prefer playing games on the PS3 and was thinking of buying ME 2 again for it. That way I can import my save to ME 3. Hmmm
Haha, you guys all say "Hey, replay Mass Effect 2 on the PS3, forget all the time you put into it on the 360!" but the question really is ... Will you have the time between all the games coming next year to actually do that? Food for thought.
You are right, to much huge games on ps3 next years (+ some on others consoles)
nice stealth troll koolno...feel free to watch your bubbles dissipate.
-Judge_Fudge you get all the dlc which is out now and new dlc what is 6 hours long.
There is no new DLC, all the currently available DLC is 6+ hours long. The only "new" experience PS3 owners get, is the interactive comic. http://playstationlifestyle...
So Mass Effect 2 and 3 in the same year for the PS3? Very nice. Frick, there SO many games coming out in 2011. This will be one that I'm definitely going to buy day one.
I was wondering why they didn't show the system logos at last i can now rest in peace lol.
Win Win For Everyone =]
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cant wait to pick up mass effect 2 in january . wish it supported move :O
lol, I NEVER THOUGHT BOUT THAT BUT I would prolly end up buying this for my ps3 as well if it had move functionality. otherwise I have sunk over 300 hours into my various shepherds on my 360 so I will continue my adventure there but seriously Biotic powers with move would be sick!
all thanks to EA/Bioware :)
Was there any doubt?. Either way i think i will still get it for PC. I have done so for the first 2. PS3 + PC is gaming heaven.
It's strange how natural the Mass Effect games felt on PC given it wasn't originally a PC series (doesn't feel "console-ified"). The controls worked extremely well as a PC game, especially for sniping, and the games were well optimized. I could max it @1080p/ 60 fps well before I upgraded my PC (4850 to GTX 460). Most PCs could run ME2 without a problem. Bioware does a great job optimizing these games.
The controls are perfect for PC. I am not surprise that ME plays and runs well on PC considering its Bioware. Heck, even my 5 year old PC can run ME2.
Same. Have the first two on PC. Best versions are there (which isn't a troll - it's just common sense). Nice to hear it's going to be available to PS3 only owners as well, of course, but PC for me.
Yup this is great news for the PS3, but I'm getting this on the PC
Yes, i can't wait to complete my collection! Already finished the first and the second 4 times. Imagine: You finish the 3rd, go back to the first, do different things, play the second with your character from the 1st, and then finish him in a different way,and then play the 3rd again. It will be a whole new experience!
Nice to hear. ME2 was one of my fav games of 2010.
Another one bites the dust. That was another awesome AAA 360 exclusive lost forever. (first one was Bioshock)
Hm, just like the new Metal Gear and Final Fantasy 13
One is a spin off, and the other is one of the worst in the franchise. Even if the PS3 loses future exclusive on these franchise, there are so many first party it's almost negligible in the long run. Hardly comparable to losing a whole trilogy and 2 out 3.
It's all down to which one will look and run better in the end for me, got ME and 2 for 360 so would be a given to get 3 for 360 but with ME2 (and the comic for 1) coming to PS3 I could go that route because I will be re buying ME2 on PS3, it's just that awesome of a game. Wonder if it will be a straight port or done properly, imaging ME with Uncharted 2 level graphics, nice!
Nice to see them spreading the love
PS3 will have Two Mass Effects in the same year? wow
I've heard awesome things about Mass effect from 360 people so I'll get the ps3 version. Mass Effect 3 looks awesome!
missed the ps3 makes me not care about ME 2 or ME 3. I didn't start the wheel of time series on book 2 so why would I with Mass Effect?
Because Bioware is including the entire story of ME1 in ME2 for PS3 in the form of an interactive comic. PS3 is getting the ME1 story, just not the gameplay, and to be honest, it's not much of a loss. ME2 blows ME1 out of the water when it comes to gameplay.