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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

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Comments (56 posts)

frostface
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:46:55 PM
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Ahh sure, I reckons meself that come next year we'll be well looked after by these boyo's at Bioware. Ya can tell they're just itching to shift gears up a notch and get on the winning PS3 team. Go on ya good thing!!! :)

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Arvis
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:55:29 PM
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Come on, Mass Effect 2!

-Arvis

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 4:00:17 PM

Get a gaming PC you cheap bastard!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 5:32:34 PM

Gaming PC's are for teh lamerz

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Alienange
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 7:12:32 PM

What do you mean? Using your mouse and keyboard on your coffee table is the beeeest!

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Deleted User
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 7:57:35 PM

Western RPGs are best played on a PC. Just because the gaming media has been "I won't say it" to praise the Xbox 360 to the high heavens doesn't mean you should play Mass Effect 2 pr Dragon's Age: Origins on it and think you're playing the definitive version. The definitive version won't appear on the PS3, either.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:15:24 PM

Ya Alien, playing in front of a 46inch LCD with a wireless keyboard/mouse is really "roughing" it.

If you prefer a controller in your hand that's fine but don't kid yourself into believing you're playing the best version available.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 10:22:24 PM

Takes a real man to have an old pc.

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Hitch
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 3:14:07 AM

(Laughing at Limited for seriously defending "mouse and keyboard")

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 4:11:17 AM

It's pretty easy since it's an established method for controlling games long before the introduction of certain genres on consoles. You can't possibly believe your gamepad can compete against someone using a mouse/keyboard in an RTS or FPS.

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Buckeyestar
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 8:17:02 AM

I played the first Mass Effect on 360 and have the second one on PC. The controller feels much superior. I always hear this mantra about how the keyboard and mouse combo is some kind of Holy Grail that destroys controllers. Well, having played both I can say this is only half true. Certainly a mouse makes for much quicker and precise aiming, no-bainer there. But moving your character is far better on a controller, it's nothing short of awkward trying to run and gun using WASD controls.

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Arvis
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 9:47:50 AM

Er, there are about 5 PCs in my housefold capable of running Mass Effect easily. But I won't play it on PC for two reasons:

1) I hate gaming on a PC (mostly because I work all day on computers, I don't want to game on one when I get home).

2) My roommates are using all of those computers to make a movie. So... yeah, they're usually unavailable.

-Arvis

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Alienange
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 12:27:48 PM

@ Buckeyestar - What do you mean? You put your middle finger up onto the W. It's like giving yourself the bird because you're playing on a PC.

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Hitch
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 3:17:51 PM

@Limited Wow you just justified "mouse and keyboard" by mentioning only 2 genres out of about a dozen. Yeah that makes sense haha.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 4:34:55 PM

You're right it does make sense when it applys to those games. I play consoles for JRPGs, adventure games, and puzzles. Evidently I have to have it one way or the other, I'm not allowed to mix and match?

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Hitch
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 5:08:40 PM

Yeah I guess so...

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J36D
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:11:51 PM
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Mass Effect 2 will probably be the best received game of 2010 so it would be great if all PS3 owners could get it too.

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JackKnifeZero
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:12:52 PM
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Are these unannounced ps3 projects exclusive?

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hellish_devil
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:58:36 PM

Hopefully

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Shatterday
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 3:37:36 PM

Yeah, I sure hope so. I wouldn't hold it against them if they were multi-plat though. Just as long as they do it right.

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Naztycuts
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 6:43:19 PM

"We obviously have a great amount of affection for 360 and we’re going to continue to develop for on that."

See? those of us that READ THE ARTICLES already know. :)

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JackKnifeZero
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 2:06:41 AM

Yeah I read the article but that statement doesn't answer my question. The mere fact that they want to keep making games for the 360 doesn't mean that these unannounced projects will be multiplat. They could be working on multiple titles simultaneously. One of them could be ps3, one 360, and one multiplat. I was just wondering since the title of the article is BioWare Working On "Unannounced Projects" For PS3.

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Buckeyestar
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 8:26:02 AM

I think the wording of "unannounced PS3 projects" is telling in and of itself. They could have said they were working on projects that would also come to the PS3. No, they mention PS3 projects as if they are only for PS3. I seriously doubt they'd ever leave the 360 or PC out of the loop, and the fact that this statement came immediately after them discussing any potential PS3 Mass Effect port makes is seem like an acknowledgment of such a thing actually being the works.

The full quote is this: "All we’ve ever said when we’ve been asked about Mass Effect, is that we’ve launched it on 360 and PC. But PS3 for Dragon Age was exceptionally fun to do, and I can tell you we’re working on more unannounced PS3 projects right now." That certainly doesn't sound like denial to me, more like some sly admission. Telling us without telling us, so to speak.

Unannounced doesn't automatically equate to a new IP. Mass Effect 1 and/or 2 would definitely qualify as "unannounced PS3 projects", seeing as how they haven't announced them as of yet for PS3.

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Silent_J
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:16:36 PM
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mass effect 2 does look good.They probably imagining what they can acheive with the power of the PS3.


on a sidenote GOD OF WAR 3 is being release on March 16 confirm by Joystiq.yeeeh!!

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vicious54
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:33:28 PM

I agree. Good devs will (keyword)try to top UC2, maybe not graphically but story and innovation.

Also, can't wait for GOD3, I keep playing the demo over and over again.

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Silent_J
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 3:59:49 PM

me too man ,thats the only demo I can play over and over again.

GOW= badass mofo game

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dragonx_HD
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:48:07 PM
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Dispite some graphical issues, Im loving dragon age so far. I say bring it on! lol I wonder how good a bioware game will be with playstation 3 in mind.

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fuk u
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:56:17 PM
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maybe its just me but MassEffect2 looks just... funny to me considering I have not played it im just going of the looks of it. I dont know, doesnt interest me at all. GOw3 does.. but who isnt interested in GOW3. BioWare is great at RPGs and I see alot of DragonAge expansions/possiable sequels to come on the PS3 in the near future there is already thee Awakening EXp.

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Arvis
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 3:26:23 PM

*raises hand*

I'm not interested in GOW3.

-Arvis

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Beamboom
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 3:45:49 PM

*raises hand* Me neither.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 3:59:27 PM

I'm renting it, does that count?

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Hitch
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 3:15:51 AM

@Limited No because like I said earlier you're still PLAYING IT which confirms your obvious interest.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 4:13:43 AM

Hitch my comment was directed towards the OP's statement that everyone is interested in GOW. I mentioned I was renting it and if that counted.

So your reply needs adjusting.

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Hitch
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 3:20:23 PM

Actually your reply needs deletion. You asked if that counted and I stated no because you are going to play it. Therefore you are interested so no it doesnt count. You can figure out the rest yourself I hope.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 6:56:40 AM

Hitch,

The OP said everyone is interested in GOW. I mentioned that I'm renting it and asked if that counted in regards to being interested. You responded by saying NO and that I am interested in it due to the fact that I'm going to be playing it. Don't you see the contradiction in your statement?

I asked if my renting it meant I'm interested in the game and you respond with NO, you're interested in it. That doesn't make sense on your part.

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Oxvial
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:57:38 PM
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Well ME2 its a better game than ME1 BUT now its just a shooter.

I would prefer if they make another franchise only for PS3.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 2:17:07 PM
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New IP I hope.

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NightHawk17
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 2:19:52 PM
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I can't wait to see what it is, I've really started to become a Bioware fanboy after Dragon Age and Mass Effect

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BikerSaint
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 2:23:06 PM
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From Muzyka's own words, it sounds like he itching to show the PS3 a lot of love, but just has to wait till any MS timed exclusives expire(hopefully).

And hope they'll have a few new IP's to go along with it too.

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geovanwitdakick
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 2:48:43 PM
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Bioware now joins Rockstar on pretty much saying that they're working to make PS3 owners happy. Can't be mad at that.

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darxed
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 3:22:39 PM
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If they release anything that is of Dragon Age quality or better, I'm totally in

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Hezzron
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 3:42:54 PM
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From PC to 360, and now to the PS3...those BioWare boys have come a long way.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 3:58:42 PM

About 2.5 blocks on a warm sunny day.

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piratedrunk
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 4:38:06 PM

There aren't too many warm sunny days in Edmonton

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Deleted User
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 4:41:45 PM
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Cant wait to see what thier next project maybe. I would be happy with a port of Mass Effect.

End of Line.

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SmokeyPSD
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 5:44:17 PM
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a revamped mass effect, oh god yes, with mass effect 2 down the track ported RIGHT damn it.


Hey, some ppl believe and hope in stranger things

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Alienange
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 7:14:36 PM
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Actually Doctor, at the END of the day, my PS3 pWnz my 360.

Just an FYI...

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 8:09:41 PM

Not when it comes to most multiplatform games.

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Alienange
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 12:28:38 PM

No, and not when it comes to Natal either. But guess what?

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Mr Bitey
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 11:46:02 PM
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I loved Dragon Age, and ME2 does look good. But I have a hard time getting excited about a sequel that continues a game I've never played. I hope they plan on porting the first one, before they port the second.

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OriginalSin
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 12:14:13 AM
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A bit of topic: Every time I read BioWare it reminded me of an old game I played and was a lot of fun but I just could remember until now... BioFreaks!!! Ha does anyone remember that? I think it was still on PS1. It was this fighting game with chainsaws and so on... You could dismember you opponent and the blood will be gushing out and all that. Was pretty brutal for the time....

Anyway just thought I'd mention that.

Back on topic: I honestly thing BioWare is keen on exploring the powers of the PS3. I think they realized what it is capable of and this was just their first taste of it. I have high hopes for their future products.

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Arvis
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 10:10:39 AM

I remember seeing an arcade machine of that game and being sick to my stomach. It disturbed me greatly as a young person.

It would still disturb me, actually.

-Arvis

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___________
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 12:15:36 AM
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since there only experienced in RPGs maybe a spy action espionage RPG?
i kno, i kno, obsidian are working on alpha protocol but...............
1 the industries big enough for 2 games of that genre to exist isent it?
2 all the previews i have read its extremely buggy, boring and repetitive.
thats probably why they delayed it but im still on the fence about AP.
the industry is big enough for a million and one FPS, TPS, RPGs (lovey dovey fantasy crap) so i think 2 action spy espionage RPGs should fit in nicely.

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lupus
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 11:27:58 AM
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good news - though i hope they we will run better than dragon age i simply dont play it as it lags so bad. but rpg's are way better on console than PC!! a controller beat a crappy kb and mouse any time - except football manager lol.

it's just not fun to play with a kb and mouse.

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 2:34:40 PM

You are misusing the word "lag".

Online games have lag (though I guess there is also a kind of lag between input and on-screen action, which can be a problem in games which require precise timing like fighting games or music games). You presumably mean "slowdown".

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MrGenocide
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 1:21:53 PM
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http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/103/index/925844&lf=8/2 Check out that forum, Bioware is doing what every other game developer does when it comes to not wanting to confirm that there will indeed be a PS3 version. Despite that, i'm probably 80% sure that we'll see Mass Effect on the PS3.

Probably not Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2, but a compilation of both, or perhaps both in 1 long game (God that'd be so cool)

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