BioWare: No Mass Effect for PS3

BioWare has said it currently has no plans to bring Mass Effect to PS3 in the wake of news hitting on EA snapping up the developer.

"Our focus is pure and simple; it's to deliver the best game possible for our fans with Mass Effect, and that's an Xbox 360 exclusive. Microsoft's a great partner... and they've really helped build the value of the product and we're proud to work with them", BioWare's Ray Muzyka said.

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MK_Red4486d ago

Well, with MS publishing first part of ME trilgoy, of course it's impossible for it going to PS3. On the other hand, PC has 99% chance of getting it since all previous BioWare games have come to PC.

As for Mass Effect 2 or 3, with EA publishing, they game may come for even PS2 and Wii! It's the ugly money sucking EA.

BTW, Can't wait for ME. From 1999 to 2006 all had one really great game worthy of GOTY, be it GTA:SA, Resident Evil 4 or God Of War but 2007 has more than 4 games as good as preious GOTYs and ME is certainly one of them. Hope Assassin's Creed is also as good.

Jeremy Gerard4486d ago

going to PS3, Bioware was just bragging about how they have all the tools in place and now it should be easy for them to produce the next two MEs on the 360 much easier than the first. If they had to make copies for that crappy to develop for waitstation it would ruin all the current efficiency, and the PS3 is not even close to being worth all the trouble and money for them. Not gunna happen unless it flops on 360 or the BS3 blows up and becomes the market leader in sales by an incredible margin by the time the next ME comes out.

DeadIIIRed4486d ago

It's really not their decision anymore. Oh well, looks like I'll have to wait for the second ME to play on my PS3, but maybe they'll do a time released thing with this one.

Hatchetforce4486d ago

This should answer everyone's question:

"There are currently no plans to release a PC version of Jade Empire.

Since this has been answered many times before..."

jiggyjay4486d ago

I expect Mass Effect 2 to come out on the 360 and PS3.. But we all know when it does the 360 is going to be graphically superior and the PS3s version is going to run on 30fps with a bunch of drop outs that would make it unplayable in certain cases.. With Mass Effect 3 i'm expecting that to come out the Xbox 720 and probably not the PS3 because it will not exist in 6 years from now! Sony itself wouldn't exist because of its financial woes and will probably be bought out by Toshiba who's HD DVD format became the standard!

Hatchetforce4486d ago (Edited 4486d ago )

Superior? Why? Those days are over. Look at the latest comparison on CoD4. Looks better markedly better on the PS3. Conan? Same thing.

Chris_GTR14486d ago

well the guy does have a good point. mass effect runs on the unreal engine 3. wich is the same engine that all the devs are having real bad troubles with porting to ps3. unreal tournamet got delayed till 2008 because of the problems, stranglehold got delayed indefenetly... it was suppost to have come out last month but still no new release date set. if Unreal Tournament 3 devs wich are from the same company that created the unreal engine 3 are having trouble puting it onto ps3 then that should be really bad news.

secret4486d ago

Why xbots are interfering and causing inconveniences not only in the HD-DVD / Bluray war, but also in this generations graphics potential...


In addition to causing wide dispearsed distress among movie watchers having to choose between HD-DVD and Bluray version of movies, xbots and Microsoft have interfered with the gaming industry as whole.

And this is a sad fact that no one has really grounded into the mind of this generations gamers, xbots excluded because they'll never see beyond the smoke & mirrors, always mouth hanging agape, drooling with glazed eyes staring blankly at the wonderful smoke & mirrors fogging up reality that they cannot see or refuse to see in order to protect their egos for buying the wrong system.

Unable to realize that every bad thing they attribute to the PS3 is actually a characteristic of their OWN SYSTEM.

No games? A PS3 plus a PC version of Halo or Gears or Bioshock is already an xbox360 without any strings attatched. Then it must be true that the XBOX360 has no games too. But the PS3 has movies and PS3, PS2, PS1, and PSN titles to cushion itself. Can't say the same for the xbox360, can you. In addition, we don't need to worry about having to play online all the time to make use of the internet fees. IT'S FREE FOR US.

Expensive? Because xbots will want hi-def movies, wouldn't they need a bluray player (most likely a PS3 if they like gaming too) and / or a HD-DVD add-on(no movies and poor video quality)? How about the cost of the internet fees by the end of this generation that's roughly equal to the cost of a PS3 ITSELF...!!! This is amazing math, ladies and gentlemen. XBOTS haven't figured it out yet. They're still baffled or still trying to protect their egos from failing Alegebra - twice - becaues they were too busy playing games to prepare for their future in the work world.

But nevertheless, back to the story, read on to see why Microsoft and xbots have not only interfered with this generation's movie arena, they've also tinkered with the graphical potential of this generation as well:

Everybody, let's thank the xbox360 for capping off this generations graphics potential AGAIN.

Microsoft had to have Assasin's Creed in it's lineup AND COD4. Now, developers are going to develop the game up to the potential of the 8 gig and PC processors of the xbox360 and then force feed it to us PS3 owners. We're all facing you and applauding you 360 owners. THANKS, man.

Now imagine this. Microsoft released a HD-DVD drive that allows the xbox 360 to play HD-DVD games rather than just watching movies. Now get this. Because the number of people who own the HD-DVD add-on for gaming is initially going to be smaller compared to those who own the current DVD only console, most developers will only want to focus on making games for the DVD version. Imagine if you bought the HD-DVD drive and found out that MASS EFFECT for the HD-DVD version will be identical to the DVD version because more xbox360 owners at the moment have the DVD only console rather than the HD-DVD enabled console.

You'd be pissed. And that's how we feel with every multiport that involves you guys. If you can't hang on the fast lane, we suggest you get off the freeway or join the Nintendo Wii in the slow lane. You're blocking our way. GET OFF THE FAST LANE, YOU HUNK OF JUNK...!!!

Disc space isn't the xbox360's only shortcomming. Imagine adding HD-DVD and Bluray gaming to the Sega Genesis, N64, or the Wii. Because their architecture is inferior, no matter how large the storage capacity, you'll never get a good looking game as Grand Turismo 5 or subperb AI with over hundreds of enemeis onscreen like Heavenly Sword or Resistance Fall of Man where there are hundreds of thousands of billions of particles and enemies exploding and moving all at once on one screenshot.

For instance, xbots always claim that adding mutliple discs will solve the graphics problem. Would adding 100 to 1000 multiple discs to the original Playstation One or the Nintendo Wii compensate for the graphics problem and make ports of Grand Turismo5 or Heavenly Sword or Gears of War or Halo3 (whatever) or Motorstorm or Virtual Fighter 5 look identical to the PS3 versions on those inferior hardwares? You understand?

Same goes for adding extra storage to the xbox360. It's lack of Cell processing and the unique relationship between the Cell and system architecture will always result in developers using Fog and Mirrors or artwork (artstyle) to fool certain groups of gamers into believing that that's raw power they're seeing.

Has anyone seen breakthrough graphics on the xbox360 yet like Grand Turismo 5, Killzone 2, Heveanly Sword, Motorstorm, and Ratchet & Clank (took developers only one year to make) in it's 3 to 4 years of existence? The above PS3 game are all mainly first gen titles. Can the xbox360 explain itself for the last 3 to 4 years? Or is Mass Effect, Gears, HALO3, and Project Gotham Racer 4 or Ninja Gaiden 2 supposed to be the breakthrough over the past 3 to 4 years of old age because reviewers said so.

Fake reviews won't cut it anymore. Opinions can be bought and changed over time. Excuse me sir, do you prefer Coke or Pepsi. "Well, they both seem the same to me, and I honestly can't tell the difference, but since Pepsi provided me my most recent paycheck, it's clear that Pepsi tastes better." Also, I doubt that American reviewers (EGM, GAMEPRO, 1UP, IGN, GAMEPSOT, and so on) cannot have a bias in favor toward an American console. I think Motorstorm and Grand Turismo 5 do look better than Project Gotham Racer 4, not matter the perfect 10 from xbox magazine. And Motorstorm is more fun.

I want to know the truth. It's hard to find the truth in the Olympics if an American Olympian is getting all perfect scores because all the nine judges on the panel are from America. That's why we try to shake things up and put judges from other backgrounds in the panel. Not so in video game magazines, is there?

How would you feel if you went to a court trial and knew 100% that you won't get a fair hearing because the judge and the defendant are uncle and nephew. Let's keep the race fair.

Don't believe about smoke & mirrors? Fact - all games considered good looking in the xbox360 lineup are dark. Ugly girls wear tons and tons of makeup and want to make love with the lights turned off or dimmed down to make themselves look more appealing. Shine a bright light on them, and you'll see that Gears of War or Mass Effect have always been HALO3 after all.

Please look at the third or fourth video first:

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C_SoL4486d ago

it would be cool if it came to the PS3...oh well, i have other great games to get for the PS3.

Wii60_FTW4486d ago

As good as Mass Effect? LOL, no.

monkey6024486d ago

If the first Mass Effect came to PS3 now I think I would cry. I just bought an Elite and this is one of the main reasons.

felman874486d ago

Whoever thought it was coming out to the PS3 was a fool.

Hatchetforce4486d ago

See my comments aboves smart guy. You are the one being the fool.

dragunrising4486d ago (Edited 4486d ago )

Where is your source that says that COD4 and Conan look better on PS3?

Edit: Gamedaily has the article

It doesn't matter which looks better so long as one plays better...aka better controller. I do not hate the PS controller but I feel the 360 definitely has the better FPS controller. Multi-player via LIVE is a second reason to choose the 360 version. Also, for people that say separate servers are superior to host servers, you are correct...but I haven't experienced any slow down on LIVE EVAR.

vaan4486d ago

So the next games may well be of lesser quality and be on ps3 and even Wii, psp....ds....EA! :(