BioWare Working On "Unannounced Projects" For PS3
BioWare gave PlayStation 3 owners Dragon Age: Origins although we haven't heard if we'll ever see Mass Effect 2. That being said, we hearken back to when the prominent role-playing developer said they would "continue to work with the PS3;" see, they weren't kidding around.
BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka has told NowGamer that Sony's machine is definitely part of the studio's future. After Muzyka once again evaded the Mass Effect on PS3 question (which is starting to sound more and more like an unspoken confirmation), he went on to say that they're "working on more unannounced PS3 projects." And while the critics did notice a few drawbacks in the PS3 version of Origins, it still turned out relatively well and the studio considers it a learning experience. Said Muzyka:
"For Dragon Age it was interesting – even though we have more experience as a studio working on 360, the typical assessment was that most of the review scores were a little bit higher on PS3. The PS3 seems to be favourite among many Dragon Age fans. It represents advantages over 360, and 360 represents advantages over PS3 in some ways. We obviously have a great amount of affection for 360 and we’re going to continue to develop for on that. I think Mass Effect 2 demonstrates you can still push the envelope even further on 360 and we’re excited about the future of that platform – and PS3 for that matter. They’re both good platforms at the end of the day."
It's an awfully diplomatic response; you have to respect that. He also went on to say that their team in Edmonton has already begun work on the third Mass Effect, reminding us they've "always said it was a trilogy." Will it come to the PS3? They're not announcing anything just yet, as you might expect. But at this point, you would think EA isn't so interested in keeping one of the most successful franchises of the generation exclusive to one console.
1/28/2010 12:32:29 PM Ben Dutka