Bioware On Mass Effect PS3: "We're Not Saying Anything"
Somebody should probably tell these guys that if they want it to sound legitimate, they should try denying rather than issuing these "no comment" statements. For some people, that's as good as a confirmation, ya know.
Bioware was perfectly willing to bring Dragon Age: Origins to both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and we're certain EA wanted it that way. Giant publishers like EA and Activision simply don't do platform exclusives; it eliminates far too much in the way of earning potential. Therefore, as soon as EA acquired Bioware, everyone simply assumed that Mass Effect 2 would be headed to the PS3 as well. However, they have only announced the hotly anticipated role-playing sequel for the Xbox 360 and PC, which is why PS3 owners have been a little miffed. Furthermore, journalists keep asking Bioware and EA if they ever plan to release a PS3 version and they never just say, "no, there won't be a PS3 version." They just make statements like the one Bioware co-founder Ray Muzyka gave to GTTV:
"Always lots of rumors, but we’ve announced basically it’s coming to Xbox 360 and PC, and thats all we’re talking about."
Bioware's Greg Zeschuck chimed in with a "we're not saying anything" comment, thereby allowing anyone with any ability to read between the lines to smile at their computer screens. Really, this type of thing is almost as good as a confirmation in the world of gaming reporting, but of course, we're not making any unofficial announcement. The only downside is that it appears a PS3 version, if it were to exist, wouldn't arrive at the same time as the 360 and PC versions. But we'll have to wait and see.
11/13/2009 10:35:36 AM Ben Dutka