BioWare Evasive Concerning Mass Effect 2 On PS3
The more these guys refuse to say "no," the more everyone becomes convinced that a PlayStation 3 version is inevitable.
BioWare has already released their first game on a PlayStation machine - Dragon Age: Origins - and they've followed this by saying they will continue to work with the PS3. If you combine this with the fact that EA is now involved with everything they do, the common question posed to BioWare these days is: "will Mass Effect 2 come to the PS3?" They never say it is but to help fuel speculation, they also never deny the possibility. This has happened again during a recent Polygamia interview with BioWare's Andrew Cho, where he first dodges the question by saying they've spent two years working on the Xbox 360 and PC versions. When pressed, he replied:
"We definitely want to give as many people as possible a chance to play the game. The Unreal engine is cross-platform. I think maybe the only platform it doesn't work on is the Wii."
See, now that makes perfect sense. I'm really not sure why EA wants to keep this a secret but it seems obvious that Mass Effect 2 is PS3-bound. It may not launch at the same time as the 360 and PC versions, as Dragon Age did, but I just refuse to believe one of the biggest - if not the biggest - game publishers in the world would voluntarily cut out about 25 million consumers who might want to purchase ME2. This is why the big boys don't do exclusivity. It essentially makes zero business sense. So just spill the beans already!
12/17/2009 10:54:12 AM Ben Dutka