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GDC 09: Mass Effect 2 Still A Possibility For PlayStation 3?

This is just maddening. First, we all assume that with EA at the helm, there's no way Mass Effect 2 would be exclusive to the Xbox 360. Then, it's officially revealed and there's no mention of a PlayStation 3 version. And now, they hint at a possibility...?

The guys over at VG247 were at the Game Developers Conference yesterday and spoke with Bioware's Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk during a demo of Dragon Age: Origins. They asked if the hotly anticipated RPG sequel would ever come to the PS3, and although the answer was textbook when dealing with the press, it left an opening: "We have announced Mass Effect 2 for PC and Xbox 360," Muzyka said. "We have no comment beyond that." Now, for those of you who aren't in the journalism game, you may not recognize the difference between this comment and a flat-out "no, we aren't preparing a PS3 version." Well, there's a gigantic difference. EA's John Riccitiello did say at one point that Mass Effect 2 would be multiplatform, and although he could've been talking about the PC and 360, we'd like to think the PS3 will be included at some point. Saying, "we have no comment" is like a code that journalists interpret as, "we have something to say but we can't say it right now." If there was to be no PS3 version, there would be absolutely no problem with saying it directly, correct?

We may be grasping at straws but when Epic was asked if Gears of War would ever come to the PS3, they said simply, "no, it won't." ...and we believe them. They didn't say, "we can't comment on that." There's just a world of difference.

3/26/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (50 posts)

Phoelix
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:07:47 AM
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All EA cares about is money, and their available market would expand by a BIG amount if Mass Effect 2 went multi-plat. I think that's a no-brainer for them.

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Cpt_Geez
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:13:00 AM
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Let them keep mass effect there is tons of exclusives 50 times better than that.

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shoota
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:23:24 AM

Mass Effect is pretty awesome, there aren't many exclusives anywhere that are better.

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ImTheMan
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 6:38:54 PM

cpt geez just sounds like a fanboy to me

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shoota
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:46:52 AM

Yeah he does.

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LyleCapua
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:17:55 AM
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GDC 09: Mass Effect 2 Still A Possibility For PlayStation 3?
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No, probably not.

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The guy above me makes a good point. PS3 has plenty of good exclusives -- MGS4, Uncharted and LBP, to name but a few -- why would getting this port from 360 be such a huge victory?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:48:41 AM

Because MS is an exclusive Hijacker, taste of their own medicine you see...

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Juanalf
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 12:48:49 PM

I like how WorldEndsWithMe thinks, revenge is sweet.

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Banky A
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 2:13:11 PM

Yeah, but as a Ninja he does not seek vengeance.

He'd go for a more subtle approach to payback, internally.

=D

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robinhood2010
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 5:10:53 PM

Slit throats in the dead of night...

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LyleCapua
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 5:23:38 PM

So, WorldEndsWithMe, you're essentially saying you're a petty man who can't enjoy his current console's small successes, but needs to see others fail (but not really fail) to make himself feel better?

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ImTheMan
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 6:40:22 PM

@ lyle LOL YEP thats exactly what he's saying LOL

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 7:39:09 PM

lyle,
given the opportunity, ms would, and has done the same... wouldn't hurt to hit em back...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:00:29 PM

I never said that was what I was after, the guy asked a general question and I gave a general answer, its got nothing to do with me personally.

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isaya85
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:26:15 AM
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Sure PS3 have alot of exclusives coming but I really can't see myself passing up ME2 I loved playing the 1st one when I had 360 and its the only game I wish was on my PS3, hopefully they could release ME1 and 2 on the same blu-ray disc, probably wont happen tho

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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raztad
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:30:57 AM
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Let xboxers keep this one. I need to save a lot to keep up with all the exclusives already announced. INFAMOUS looks pretty awesome, could be THE sleeper hit of the year.

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ImTheMan
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 6:42:30 PM

You must be crazy. I'll take Mass Effect over Infamous any day. Just like Ben said, Infamous isn't that impressive to begin with.

Maybe if you said GOW3 or Uncharted 2 you would have made more sense.

Last edited by ImTheMan on 3/26/2009 6:45:14 PM

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cegmp
Sunday, March 29, 2009 @ 8:55:11 AM

Infamous very good to me as well. But I'm still hoping that Masseffect 2 is coming to the PS3.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:49:46 AM
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I sure hope it comes out for PS3 because the first one was epic. And I'm running out of space on my laptops harddrive

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:51:15 AM
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Okay here's the deal, by the time ME2 does release, the rrod and E74 error thing will have hit a head, people are going to stop defending the box and begin to jump ship to the superior console (possibly kicked into high gear by a price drop) and they will want to continue the series they began on the xbox so it's just a good idea.

Regarding the "no comment" I interpret this as saying "The current deal with Microsoft is that we cannot talk about or hint at the fact that this Xbox360 exclusive is yet another secretly 'timed' exclusive"

That is all, carry on.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 3/26/2009 11:51:34 AM

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ImTheMan
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 6:44:19 PM

*sigh* World you and your anti-xbox comments are getting annoying. Just play your games and have fun with what you got.

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 7:48:56 PM

he's getting far from annoying... im intrigued by his idea that xbots will actually abandon it cuz of rrod and e74, instead of praising it further... im positive that there are many ppl that would support this theory... it just seems like common sence... after a while rrods will piss 2 many ppl off... and when (or if,) the 8th gen begins, and their 360's e74 or rrod, they will be even more SOL then they r now...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:02:32 PM

That was a projection based on actual data, bashing the box would be "xbox360 sucks" when in fact I'm addressing REAL issues you see?

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LyleCapua
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:18:56 PM

I'd like to see your actual data please...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, March 29, 2009 @ 4:11:14 PM

Here it is: Google 360 RROD and E74 error, now read articles and comments. People ARE getting fed up with it.

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Gabriel013
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:58:01 AM
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I think many who played ME one will definitely be buying ME2 whereas a number of PS3 owner responses who haven't played the game is "meh."

Although I'd like to see a PS3 release I'm just plain ecstatic that they are even making a sequel.

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 12:10:23 PM
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I want to play mass effect, if the ps3 does get it then great. If not, the worlds going to keep on spinning. Maybe. "the cake is a lie"

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 12:26:37 PM
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The 1st one was buggy as hell on the 360 which is why I picked it up for the PC. This is why I suggest any PS3 user to have a decent PC since a majority of the 360 exclusives trickle onto the PC. Even if the next one was ported to the PS3 I'd still pick it up for PC.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 1:58:21 PM

I'll support you on this, why buy a shoddy piece of hardware when the software by MS doesn't need a superpowerful PC to function? There's just no need to get a 360.

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ImTheMan
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 6:47:07 PM

@world See what I mean??? All you spew is flaming nonsense.

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 8:01:13 PM

it isnt nonsence... if you already have a pc that is capable of playing 360 games, why spend 299 and 60 4 the game, when you can buy the same game on Steam for half price... only reason to own a 360 is to play the very few true exclusives it has (360 only)...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 10:59:11 PM

It isn't flaming, the hardware is shoddy, thats just a fact guy. Would you buy a Dell PC if you had to send it back for repairs every few months?

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King James
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 1:24:51 PM
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Reading some of the comments, I noticing a behavior that is plaguing today's gaming society. So I feel like I should give this PSA:

Look ppl, Mass Effect is a GREAT franchise. POINT BLANK PERIOD. And any real gamer would at least want the opportunity to play it on his/her console.

Tricking yourself into thinking games exclusive to other systems aren't a big deal b/c Sony's exclusive list surpasses all the others is just THAT; a trick on yourself.

I'm not saying that your should go play Halo or Halo Wars or Gears the 1st chance you get, but what I am saying is that Mass Effect is one of the Best RPG franchises this gen.

If the PS3 fans are starving for next-gen RPGs, why would some of them have an apathetic attitude towards Mass Effect? Because its not multiplat? Thats foolish.

So if you fall into this category...please stop tricking yourself. This type of behavior leads to fanboyism and you arguing with some douche online about how your system is better because of the quality and/or quantity of your system's exclusives.

Stop it plz!

END PSA TRANSMISSION.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 2:00:26 PM

I get what your saying, and I would like to try ME, I won't pretend I don't want to play SO4 as well, but I should also point out that being one of the best RPGs this gen isn't saying a whole lot. Maybe you could enlighten those of us who haven't played it what older RPG it might be on par with as far as quality?

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ImTheMan
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 6:49:43 PM

This was obviously for world to read.

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cegmp
Sunday, March 29, 2009 @ 8:59:06 AM

I agree with King james. I would love to have the game in my PS3. But if it doesn't, I'm still not getting a 360.

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007
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 3:10:48 PM
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who cares for ME2 when ME is not even released or gonna be released for the ps3? ps3 will have more of its own rpg exclusives in the future.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 3:27:10 PM
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If it comes to the PS3, I'll buy it.

If it stays on the 360, no thanks.

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Nynja
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 3:48:16 PM
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Good for those who are interested in the Mass Effect story/gameplay. Even though I own a 360, I have never played or wanted to play ME. Don't know why but the whole idea and plot seems boring.

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shaydey77
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 5:39:33 PM
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Another question of the same type..why does microshaft pay for exclusives? would they ever go out and make some decent games themselves besides Halo?

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 8:06:34 PM

Fanboy reply: they arent talented enough to make their own games, so they buy them, its way cheaper

non-fanboy reply: microsoft does what spends the least... even though they are backed by the richest man in the world...

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Lairfan
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 9:24:00 PM
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I'm in a dilemma when it comes to Mass Effect. On one hand, I liked the first game. On the other hand, there are too many other games better than this that are coming out; Uncharted 2 and Infamous (yes I said Infamous; Ben's opinion isn't law, you know) to name a few.

If they don't release for PS3, p*ss on them. They'll lose quite a bit of revenue that they could have gotten just by giving it to us PS3 owners.

But I do think it'll come out for PS3; it's EA, for cryin' out loud.

ImTheMan and WorldEndsWithMe:

To get to the point, this fighting is getting pretty childish between you two. I don't care who started it or what side either of you two are on, but it's meaningless to fight about this kind of stuff. Period.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:03:59 PM

I wasn't fighting, if youll look youll notice I never said a bad word about him.

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ImTheMan
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 1:57:29 AM

And neither did I about him. Just at his comments. Its nothing personal

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JDC80
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 9:27:16 PM
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I would like to see Mass Effect 2 on the PS3 but I'm not going to riot at a Gamestop if Microsoft managed to stuff enough dollar bills in EA's G-string to keep it a 360 exclusive. Mass Effect is a good game and I hope EA's love for more money will out weight the money Microsoft is offering to keep this game on their side of the console wall.

And I like the idea of Microsoft losing Mass Effect as a exclusive. How many times when the PS3 lost exclusives like Final Fantasy and Tekken 6 and moments later 360 fanboys flood pro PS3 with the news?

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Cuetes
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 9:38:45 PM
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Truth be told ME2 is a good game, I would not go as far as to say it's the best but it's good. That being said, to many companies are turning to this practice of accepting money in turn to make their games timed exclusives. How could they think somebody wants to pay 60 dollars for game X when it's been out on others systems for months and most of the time your able to buy game X for said system for less. It seems that these companies think the average person is an idiot.
I'll wait for this to hit the bargin bin if it really is coming to the PS3 and if it doesn't it's not like the PS3 needs this game.

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AntDC
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 10:22:00 PM

"Truth be told ME2 is a good game, I would not go as far as to say it's the best but it's good."

You've played it?

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ImTheMan
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 1:59:18 AM

LOL

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InfiniteRetro
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 1:25:31 AM
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i would not be surprised if EA announce a 'special' ME1+ME2 compilation for ps3 only. now THAT would sell, it would explain why they've held back on saying anything official AND it would give those people on ps3 only a chance to play the franchise from one disc.

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OriginalSin
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 3:49:53 AM
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Why would they give us ME2 if they haven't given us ME1? I wouldn't want to play just the second one what about the original story wise? If they make it a timed exclusive they better sell it as a Double pack for the PS3 containing Mass Effect 1 and 2...

I'd like to know they whole story and not just the last part....

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