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Mass Effect Trilogy NOT Necessarily Exclusive To Xbox 360

Yesterday, we told you all about BioWare boss Ray Muzyka's statements regarding the exclusive status of the Mass Effect trilogy (yes, it's supposed to be a trilogy). As you can see, he says they plan to keep the big RPG franchise on the Xbox 360, and don't necessarily plan to bring it anywhere else.

However, those comments created quite the stir in the video game world, as a number of sources quickly popped up to refute those comments. And according to Joystiq, one of those sources was BioWare themselves. A representative of the developer has confirmed that the information provided by Muzyka was "incorrect," and that he "never confirmed any plans of Mass Effect exclusivity for the trilogy." ...okay, so what exactly does this mean? It means that Muzyka's words may have been taken out of context, or it could mean that we were simply reading too much into that comment about "never compromising quality." But either way, it appears that Mass Effect may eventually be on the PS3, primarily because BioWare hasn't decided on what course to take just yet concerning a multiplatform approach. In other words, nothing is fixed in concrete right now.

EA is involved, of course, but we don't know what affect that has on any previous agreements struck between Microsoft and BioWare. It's a complicated situation, and one that is bound to continue to make headlines until targeted platforms for Mass Effect 2 are revealed. We'll keep you up to date.

7/23/2008 Ben Dutka

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Ed_Wayne
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 10:17:02 AM
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I bet M$ bought timed exclusivity for all of them.

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Jordahn
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 11:21:53 AM
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Yeah, this news was blown out of proportion by a 360 fanboy name "Starcraft" at www.vgchartz.com. Quite a stir occurs when fanboys are given a little power.

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MirrorSoul
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 11:22:31 AM
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Thank God this is the once that I will say I love EA for being money hungry and puting this Multiplatform lol

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Rhys Keyne
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 12:43:30 PM
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@ MirrorSoul

I completely agree.

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 12:54:55 PM
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This has to go multiplatform, because EA is going to try as much to get all the money out of this game, no matter how much microsoft pays them they will still go mutiplatform.

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vampko
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 2:48:48 PM
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That would be cool, I still never got to play Mass Effect is it good?

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Nightshade386
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 3:35:01 PM

Mass Effect is amazing. I've beaten it 6 times and am impatiently awaiting more DLC.

Personally, I'd still play the rest of the series on the 360 even if it goes multiplatform, because the decsions you make in the first game are supposed to effect the rest of the series. So since all of my saved games are on the 360 I'd have no reason to play it on the PS3.

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orangpelupa
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 10:05:02 PM
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mass effect is not X360 exclussive.
its released on pc too.

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orangpelupa
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 10:05:20 PM
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mass effect is not X360 exclussive.
its released on pc too.

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Caballo
Saturday, July 26, 2008 @ 6:12:20 PM
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it was a timed exclusive, the pc version just recently came out.. I personally don't consider PC a console, the Wii and PS3 are consoles. So console-wise, it is exclusive. Yet, playable on two platforms.

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