BioWare's Future: "We're Definitely Doing The PS3"
BioWare just doesn't do PlayStation. Well, they never did up until Dragon Age: Origins, so one could consider that experience to be an experiment of sorts.
And although we still say the frame rate in the PS3 version could've been better, BioWare certainly succeeded (mostly because the game rules in the first place). And the best part is that PS3 owners will see more from the RPG masters in the future, because the developers have said they will do in-house PS3 development from here on out. In a recent Joystiq interview with BioWare head man Greg Zeschuck, it's clear the studio thinks Sony's machine "is one of the key platforms" and because of the positive experience they had with Origins, they'll "definitely be doing the PS3" in the future. Said Zeschuk:
"It was great going through the experience of making Dragon Age, getting familiar with and understanding the PS3. Again, every platform is different, but now I think we're at the position where future PS3 stuff will be really solid."
Yeah, you can say they're a little behind the times on this but we shouldn't quibble at this point. Having BioWare on the PS3's side is a great thing, although Zeschuk wouldn't say whether or not this decision means Mass Effect 2 would indeed be coming to Sony's console. He basically said exactly what BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka said not long ago; i.e., "We're not saying anything about Mass Effect for PS3." Except this time around, Zeschuk must've said it in more of a joking fashion; "That's crazy talk. I don't know anything about that," he said. ...m'kay.
BioWare and EA's policy of refusing to comment on this question (rather than simply giving a flat-out "no" answer), combined with this news that BioWare will no longer ignore Sony...well, let's just say we have an idea of what's going to happen.
11/27/2009 10:38:49 AM Ben Dutka