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EA: Mass Effect Sequel Is Multiplatform

Confirm, deny, confirm, deny...such is the way of things, sometimes.

Last month, it was supposedly "confirmed" that all future installments in the Mass Effect series will appear on the PlayStation 3 (the original title didn't release on Sony's console), although it remained a question as to whether or not a port of the first game would come to the PS3. However, EA quickly denied the supposed confirmation...well, until now, when yet another bit of evidence has arisen. And this time, it's directly from EA: according to Edge, EA CEO John Riccitiello dropped several hints concerning the future of the RPG franchise. In short, he said, "[In Q4], BioWare will release Mass Effect 2 on multiple platforms." Now, he didn't specifically mention the PS3, but what else could "multiple platforms" mean? The Wii? Er...no. Maybe he's only talking about the Xbox 360 and PC, but it seems far more likely that EA - the king of multiplatform, really - would bring all sequels to the PS3.

It's one of the few 360 exclusives that most PS3 owners wish they had available on their favorite console, but these days, third-party exclusives are rapidly disappearing. After EA snagged Bioware, we figured it would only be a matter of time before Mass Effect would come Sony's way. But unless there's an official announcement, we'll just have to keep waiting...

2/3/2009 Ben Dutka

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 9:47:09 PM
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is mass effect even worth it? ............ o_O;;

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djduke316
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:15:26 PM

YES!

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Fatcat3788
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:26:40 PM

It is a very good RPG.

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NightHawk17
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:02:31 PM

Yes it's def worth it, once it comes to P3 I prolly won't need my 360 anymore

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rell
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 9:05:34 AM

Now if EA can get jade empire make it multiplatform OMG that will sweeten the deal.

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convergecrew
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 3:46:28 AM

^Pretty sure ALL bioware titles will be multiplat from now on, now that EA tells them what to do.

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eLLeJuss
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 9:53:18 PM
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them saying multiplatform might mean.

THE SERIES APPEARING ON WII AND NOT ON THE PS3. LOL

its gonna be the end of the world if that happens

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:57:58 PM

Not till I say so ;)

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:45:08 PM

^^^ That was Hilarious.

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 10:31:45 AM

*Puts a Hollow Tip in WEWM's Brain*

Bring on the END!

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ps92117
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 9:54:13 PM
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lol if is the same greatness as bioshock than I don't realy care.

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MirrorSoul
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:07:23 PM
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God its funny to look now and say which systems people are jumping ship,

Anyway when I had my 360 i wanted this game soooooo flipin bad but was out of cash (No job at the time) and I really hope we do get it.

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SerendipityDeus
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:17:32 PM
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That's good news, I was lucky enough to try out this game before selling my 360, nevr did get to finish it though, hopefully they'll bundle a port of the first game with the sequl for ps3 users, that way they won't be lost story wise, I'm sure both games could fit nicely on a 50GB dual layer bluray disc =D

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:23:44 PM
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Mass Effect worked much better on pc, imo. As long as i can get my pc copy of ME2 ill be happy.

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End of line
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:25:53 PM
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This is marketing at it's best. Play coy on the consoles it will be released on and let the community do all the hyping for you and get everyone talking at practically zero cost. Clever really.

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MeXiCaNFiGhTeR
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:51:20 PM
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IT WUZ CONFIRMED TWO HOURS AGO, ITS COMING TO 360, PSP, AND DS. NOT PS3.. JK LMAO IT SHOULD COME TO PS3

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Buckeyestar
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:57:41 PM
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Please, please, pleeeeaaase bring ME to the PS3.

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somethingrandom
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:00:24 PM
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Holy crap Ben, you sure use the despised EDGE for a lot of news references lol. :/

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NightHawk17
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:08:05 PM

Wasn't it edge that spoiled the surprise by showing that Bioshock was coming to ps3

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somethingrandom
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:25:30 PM

Maybe, but they also gave R2 a six or something because of a 'lack of innovation'.

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NightHawk17
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:29:58 PM

wait i remember that, and they gave Halo 3 a good score right(not saying it bad) even though it really didn't innovate anything

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:00:46 PM
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Well, I'm too scared of a fail to buy a box so I could be lost in the story but thankfully I have a shocking ability to fill in any story that I come into halfway and as it is a RPG it'll have love from me.

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NightHawk17
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:04:18 PM

Exactly RPG'S are always welcome on the Playstation 3 :)

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shadowpal2
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:01:43 PM
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Of course it's going to be on PS3 - this same question happened with Bioshock. "OOO 2k is hiring a person with graphic experience on the PS3, could this mean that they're bringing the game to PS3??? - let's go ask" "Um no..." *1 month later* "Oh hey guys Um we're bringing this game to PS3, SURPRISE!!!!!!!" .....

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:22:42 PM
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The first Mass Effect looked great I have to admit and it had great reviews. Heres hoping the sequal will be even better this time around, and even more on the ps3.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:28:12 PM
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Yes, Mass Effect is very much worth it.

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Jordahn
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:31:31 PM
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I do hope the PS3 gets all three Mass Effects because I was hoping to get back to my RPG roots. But for the most part, this gen has failed me. And please don't mention the 360 because it has failed me in RPG's more than the PS3. On the 360, Atlus' exclusive offerings have seriously fallen short, I'm not a Tales fan by any means, and several 360 RPG's have migrated to the PS3 in better form. So the handful of good exclusive 360 RPG's do not appeal to me as much as the few PS3 exclusive RPG's. So I'm hoping thhat the PS3 RPG line-up will strengthen with Fire Emblem and Dragon Warrior IX on the Wii.

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:47:43 PM

If you are a true RPG fan then Lost Odyssey is really worth a look at if you have access to a 360. I didn't like it the first time I played it but the first time I played it was in short quick burst restricted to the weekends but now I am doing it again and the story is pretty solid just some glitchy issues but all in all a great game

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convergecrew
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 3:56:43 AM

I wouldnt call ME a true to roots RPG. It no more RPG than, say, Fallout 3. But if you enjoy that type of hybrid thats become common these days, then definitely give it a go. The story and the universe its set in are amazing.

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:49:14 PM
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Mass Effect is worth buying borrowing or stealing a 360 for ok maybe not buying at full price but buying on the down low at a discounted rate anyway.

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ec0li
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 12:18:16 AM

I agree! I hope they bring ME1 to PS3 also for everyone to experience the trilogy including the fanboy haters just because it was originally a 360 exclusive. Bioware jusk cranks out kickass games, it's simple as that.

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Kevadu
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 1:40:01 AM

If they release ME1 for the PS3 I will buy it without a second of hesitation, even at full price.

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caddillac
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 1:03:57 AM
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When I bought the first Mass Effect; I played through it twice back to back. The first time I played for 30hrs; and the second time I played like 50hrs. This game is really good and the story is great. Oh and off subject; my second 360 just RROD on me like 30 minutes ago. Luckily I have a PS2 and PS3 though!

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Im The Man
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 6:38:29 AM

Wait, you played 80 hours nonstop?

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SpinningBeat
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 1:52:31 AM
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I hope this is true. This is one of the few 360 games I really craved.

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convergecrew
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 3:29:35 AM
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This is great news. I bought a 360 just to play ME, beat it and returned both. This will save me from having to buy a 360 again when ME2 comes out, hell, Id even buy a PS3 port of ME1 if they decide to release it!

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Im The Man
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 6:36:48 AM
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This is really a great game. I think since I played the original on the 360 that'll be the system i get it for, but if you havent played the first I highly recommend you play it at least on the pc if you dont have a 360. They're going to let you import your character and team and everything.

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Alienange
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 6:51:43 AM
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Not sure what the point of releasing ME2 on PS3 would be. If it's a trilogy then wouldn't I be lost? I'm not buying a 360 just for ME1 that's for sure. I say go multi-plat on ME1 and I'll decide for myself if ME2 is worth it.

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Randomhero1
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 7:55:55 AM
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Im Not to interested in Mass Effect... I will try it if they make it for PS3, the Game just looks ehh to me.

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big6
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 9:58:53 AM
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The problem is, ME2 will most-likely suffer the same "lowest common denominator" problem with all large games... Since the Xbox is only DVD-based, there isn't enough space to store large maps and locations. So what ends up happening is, the RPG will extend gameplay by making the player run back and forth to the same locales in his missions.
I think M$ frowns on multi-discs, so I'm not sure how ME2 will be, as a result.
Hope it'll be good, though...

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Buckeyestar
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 10:02:05 AM

It's hard to say. That was certainly the case with the first game, but now Microsoft has added the ability to download to the 360 hard drive. Perhaps they could do 2 or more discs that way, and of course 1 Blu-ray. We'll have to wait and see, they are being extremely tight lipped until they can get Dragon Age out the door.

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Orvisman
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 10:00:29 AM
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Wait... Bioware is putting out Dragon Age Origins AND Mass Effect 2 in Q4?

Hmmmm...

Hope they can handle it.

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Orvisman
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 10:27:13 AM

My bad.

Dragon Age is coming out in Q3 2010 (Nov 09).

Mass Effect is coming out in Q4 2010 (Jan-March 2010).

I was thinking of a calendar year.

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Im The Man
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 3:02:46 PM

i think youre confused. i believe they mean Q4 2009. And thats not jan-march 2010

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coverton341
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 3:14:31 PM

Actually fiscal years vary from company to company where Q4 '09 could very well be Jan-March '10 or Q4 could mean Sept. '09. It all depends on how the company structures their business model and I honestly don't know how Bioware does theirs.

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shadowpal2
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 10:14:31 AM
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Oh yeah...and guess what. Although this is a bit off topic but Left 4 Dead is also coming to the PS3. REALLY?!?! I thought Valve hated the PS3, and said no about a billion times.

THAT WAS THE PAST.

Apparently when a representative of Valve was questioned about the PS3 listing of Left 4 Dead he responded back "Fantastic. I can't wait to see it." Why would a company representative make a joke when answering a serious question??? His answer could determine EA's shareholders choices can't it??? Or am I just...going insane?

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NiteKrawler
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 11:04:03 AM
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Why would I want an interactive XXX porno game to come to the PS3!?!?!? I'm boycotting this piece of garbage! It will rot the mind!


^^^JOKE^^^JOKE^^^JOKE^^^JOKE^^^JOKE^^^JOKE^^^

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Arvis
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 1:10:20 PM
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Mass Effect is THE best game on the 360, by a mile, and one of the best games of this generation, right up there with Metal Gear Solid 4 and Valkyria Chronicles. I would be doing cartwheels if it came to the PS3.

-Arvis

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coverton341
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 3:16:39 PM

You are correct sir it is a fantastic game. I am holding off playing through it again while I play LO right now but it is next on the list as I did a very fast run through a while back when I first got my 360 because I wanted to play a lot of exclusives and see what all the fuss was about and ME was by far my favorite.

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