Splinter Cell, Mass Effect Destined For The PlayStation 3?
There's just something about refusing to deny. One of the first things you learn as a journalist - especially with certain papers - is that "no comment" denies and implies everything.
Every time we hear someone ask about Mass Effect and whether or not the stellar role-playing franchise will end up on the PlayStation 3, we always get the same response: a refusal to say "no." At no point has anyone involved with that production simply stood up and said, "no, Mass Effect is not coming to the PS3." All they ever say is that as of right now, there is no PS3 version and nothing further "has been announced at this time." They maintain that same tone at all times and as far as I'm concerned, it's awfully telling. Then, we look at Ubisoft and the case of another current Xbox 360 exclusive, Splinter Cell: Conviction. Yesterday, a Ubisoft employee "accidentally" listed the PS3 as one of the platforms for this game and today, Ubisoft replied to Connected Consoles with:
"No change from before, nothing’s been officially announced or confirmed as being in development."
See? They all keep doing that. And there are the little hints, like Ubisoft Montreal's Max Beland clarifying that although Conviction is exclusive to the 360, the series "still has a future on the Sony platform." At this point, it's probably safe to assume that both franchises in question will eventually find their way to the PS3; EA and Ubisoft aren't about to ignore 34 million potential customers for very long. The PS3 certainly doesn't need such games - I think we all know the exclusive lineup - but such titles might be appreciated.
Personally, I couldn't really care less about Mass Effect but Splinter Cell is one of my absolute favorite franchise's and Conviction will definitely be mine. Which would you want?
3/31/2010 10:56:50 AM Ben Dutka