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