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BioWare: Mass Effect 3 PS3 A "Natural Assumption"

Dragon Age is multiplatform. Mass Effect 2 has been announced for PlayStation 3. EA just doesn't do exclusivity. So...wouldn't it stand to reason that Mass Effect 3 will also come to the PS3?

Well, BioWare won't confirm anything at this point, but they admit that such reasoning is probably sound. When studio CEO Dr. Ray Muzyka was asked at GamesCom if Mass Effect 3 would be Sony-bound, he replied that it's a "good guess." However, he made it clear that although it's a "natural assumption," they haven't announced any details on the game, nor have they talked about intended platforms. Still, it seems inevitable, as Muzyka mentioned EA's multiplatform business philosophy and noted that BioWare planned to embrace that same "give it to the biggest audience possible" idea.

"EA is a company that wants to support different platforms, reach different audiences; we're part of EA and we want to make sure we can embrace that as well. I think we're trying to do that with all of our products, whether it's Dragon Age or Mass Effect."

As for the original Mass Effect, that won't be headed to PS3s any time soon. Some say this is a serious problem, as the sequel is a direct continuance of the storyline in the first title, so as a result, what's the point of only getting ME2...? That's an argument that will have to be settled amongst the RPG aficionados; in the meantime, we'll wait patiently for an official Mass Effect 3 announcement.

Tags: mass effect ps3, mass effect 3, bioware

8/18/2010 12:28:02 PM Ben Dutka

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Button Masher
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 12:44:50 PM
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The lack of continuity from ME to ME2 for PS3 owners may not be an issue? Could it be a bit of "ignorance is bliss"? I'm asking anyone who has, or have friends who played both on their 360.

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Shams
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:40:10 PM

Um, I played ME2 on the 360 w/o playing ME1 (as did many other 360 owners since I'm guessing ME2 outsold ME1 by a fairly significant margin), and I can tell you are fighting a new enemy (the Collector's and not just the Geth, the Saren, or the Blue Suns), you have more new friends than old ones (only Garrus and Tali make it back as opposed to 11 new friends whom you will/can make), and any previous details are filled in with side missions, and character interactions explaining the past, like meeting with the general at the citadel, or your old Alliance team chick team member who gets attacked by the Collectors on her colony planet. Plus thanks to the classes and new powers introduced in the sequel, whatever game data you can import for your character is overshadowed by all the new features.

In short, ME1 import data is cool thing to have, but as ME2 was designed and storied for even a larger crowd, you won't be missing out on much if you haven't played the prequel, especially since ME2 is much better game, so I hear.


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King James
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:52:01 PM

Thanx Shams.

I'm glad some1 here who's actually paid attention to how ME2 related to ME1 is speaking.

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Shams
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:04:08 PM

Edit:

I could be wrong about the number of possible returning characters, because I didn't have ME1 import data.

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godsman
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:11:17 PM

If EA is releasing Mass Effect 2 as the first PS3 title, I doubt the first one is coming. Why not bundle it with Mass Effect 1 & 2 altogether.

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Shams
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:20:17 PM

I should actually clarify, that besides Tali, and Garrus, Joker, the pilot, makes it back, though he isn't a usable character...except for one mission...but it's more of a cutscene than an actual gameplay segment.

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Shams
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:25:16 PM

Likewise, King James.

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hellish_devil
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:56:03 PM

Maybe if someone wants to know what the hell hapened in Mass Effect 1, they can buy it for PC. It's cheap and doesn't need a top notch computer to run it.

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Orvisman
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 9:27:05 AM

I have both for the 360, and anyone who starts with ME2 should be fine. I'm sure Bioware will find some way of filling in the gaps, maybe through a playable opening scenario that highlights the main plot points of the original ME. Even if Bioware does no such thing, you should still be fine.

All those people screaming about how this is pointless without playing ME1 and having the ME1 save are just M$ft trolls who can't deal with another 360 defection to the PS3, so they are making this out to be stupid without also getting ME1 on the PS3.

Aaron Greentoad of M$ft pretty much said the same thing; then again, he never takes the high road and always takes the opportunity to bash Sony.

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telly
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:36:54 PM

I played both ME1 and 2 to completion, and believe me, you really don't need to play ME1 to enjoy part 2. The story stands on its own, and if you're curious you can find out about the events of part 1 in a variety of ways -- there is a seriously awesome database/narrated library kind of feature you can access from the pause screen that gives you a ton of backstory on the different races, conflicts, technologies, etc. throughout the Mass Effect universe. If you want to find out the details, you'll find them. And you'll be fine even if you don't feel like exploring that option.

Oh, and in terms of design/fun, ME2 just blows part 1 completely out of the water. Much more streamlined, outstanding pacing, vastly-improved controls, TERRIFIC story and casting -- Martin f*cking Sheen is in it! -- you name it. I enjoyed part 1, but Mass Effect 2 is one of my faves of the generation. Stoked for you guys who are gonna get a chance to play it for the first time!

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shadowpal2
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 12:47:42 PM
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Yea...don't people kind of need Mass Effect 1 to really get into Mass Effect 2. I don't see how it can really work out. No doubt that Mass Effect 2 is a good game - but how can...well people exactly get into the story when story is a big component of the Mass Effect series?

And what about the idea of saved files where decisions from Mass Effect has well...a "mass effect" on his or her character in Mass Effect 2.

I mean - c'mon shouldn't it be a "natural assumption" that Mass Effect should come out first?

Hell why not make a bundle EA? Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 - $70.

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King James
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:36:46 PM

EA didn't publish ME1.

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Shams
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:50:05 PM

Also, ME2 is a self-contained story...new enemy, new friends, yada yada. Any details from before are given again in side-missions, conversations, drops, etc...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:48:12 PM

I hear that Dragon Age Awakenings is similar, yeah you can carry your saved character over, but it barely affects the game.

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Shams
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 3:47:35 PM

I was expecting that similarity, too, although I haven't played DA. They're both by bioware, squad-based rpg's with character customization, decision-based plot hooks, and importing of data. One's sci-fi based while the other is more like dungeons&dragons/fantasy based. So, I see what you mean.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 5:54:54 PM

Sadly, MS has full control over M1.

But I'm sure Bioware will do the right thing and flesh out the whole story so far by integrating the most important details in the first story(maybe from a different prospective) into our version of ME.

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SmokeyPSD
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 7:49:11 PM

This is the thing I have with it. The huge amounts of lore and information and just general learning about the universe. Let alone the plot.

AND importing your personal adventure so we can have our trilogy.

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sonic1899
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 9:17:50 PM

You knoe its not impossible for EA to put ME1 on the ps3. Takr Ninja Gaiden II for example; it was in fact publised by Microsoft and Tecmo had little to no impact on its development. I think EA should remake ME1 for the ps3 with content that separates both versions a la Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. Hell they could even put both games on 1 disk and call it Mass Effect Omega

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Orvisman
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 9:35:42 AM

@ Sonic,

I was just going to point out the same thing. Look at how Tecmo handled Ninja Gaiden, which it owns the intellectual rights to both the character and franchise. Tecmo developed Ninja Gaiden and Microsoft published the game. Tecmo owns the rights to the game, but M$ft owns the title and probably code/engine. So, what did Tecmo do? It retitled the game Ninja Gaiden Sigma and redeveloped the code/engine for the PS3.

I'm sure this is similar to the ME situation. The difference being is that Bioware probably doesn't want to put that much effort into redeveloping ME1 instead of just porting the game.

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Fane1024
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 7:12:13 PM

Publishing rights do not necessarily indicate ownership. Often, but not always.

Three different publishers have published Demon's Souls, for example, and I don't think any of them own the rights to the IP.

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Qubex
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 12:48:28 PM
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I don't see it as a problem honestly... i will be happily bliss about it and just enjoy it for what it is...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Nynja
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 12:49:23 PM
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BioWare says they are going to have exclusive content in the PS3 version that will serve as a prequel to the ME2 universe and story. They wanted to have the PS3 audience to come into ME2 with a solid understanding of the first title.

It makes sense to do it this way.

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Qubex
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 12:57:20 PM

Yhea, I figured they would have to do something like that. They are probably looking at packaging "prequel" type back story information piece meal so you do know what is going on... so I am not surprised...

I am not at all worried about it and i think it will be a stellar experience... (no pun intended)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 12:51:10 PM
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Well you don't know that, they aren't releasing ME1 so we may be left without ME3...

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ace_boon_coon
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:12:35 PM

i thought they were releasing both 1 and 2 in january?

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Shams
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:15:03 PM

ME1 was published by MS, and MS still retains the publishing rights of ME1, which is not the case with ME2 as EA owns the publishing rights to the ME2 and now owns Bioware. This of course implies that Bioware retains actual ownership of ME franchise and IP.

So the only chance ME3 does not make it the ps3 is if either ME2 tanks on the ps3, and EA sees that it's not worth it (which is highly unlikely considering the new relationship EA has with Sony), or if EA sells Bioware to MS (and there isn't a chance in hell for that as that would only happen if EA suddenly went bankrupt).

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:31:39 PM

Well i'm still standing by my point of whats the point in starting the trilogy if we don't even get part one. It makes no difference if we get part 3 or not because we won't get the beginning. Sure i could look up and get a synopsis of what happens in part 1 but if thats the case why have they bothered to release part 2, surely we could just do the same and begin on part 3...

Annd just as simple as reading a plot synopsis either if in ME1 what descions you makechange the otucome of the game starting on ME2 will mean we have lost out big time. It's a stupid idea, If their not going to let the series be fully accessible to us don't bother at all.

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Shams
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:44:49 PM

ME2 is as related to ME1, as Uncharted 2 is to U:DF. New enemy, new friends, and some cameo appearances for old's sake. In other words, ME2 is a self-contained story.

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King James
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:48:20 PM

@Ultima

I see your point but your talking about game trilogies as if they're movie/book trilogies. The stories are told is just not the same in games. BioWare made the game a standalone experience. They knew that there were going to be PC/Xbox users that never played the 1st game. These ppl enjoyed ME2. They didn't feel like they were missing anything. In ME2, there are flashbacks to ME1 that fill the player in on key plot points in the 1st.

The missing ME1 on the PS3 library doesn't ruin the ME2's experience. These are games, not movies/books. Plus, Bioware is one of the greats. They'll prolly add more content just to add to the flashbacks.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:53:50 PM

I find your lack of faith (in game story telling) disturbing. Of course it matters, you can't just start MGS at 3 and then play 4. From what i have heard actions in ME1 and lead to consequences in ME2. in ME2 you load off your save from ME1 on the 360, the lack of that ability just sucks.

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Shams
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:13:05 PM

Those import changes are regarding your character's appearance, class, etc., not story-critical stuff. Watch the beginning of ME2 on youtube or whatever, and things will become clear... i don't want to give away any spoilers.

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King James
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:14:02 PM

Actually, Ultima. I prefer great game story telling over everything. I don't think I stated that I had lacking faith in anything. But if it came out that way...I apologize for the confusion.

But to go off of your MGS example...Yes, you can. A lot of ppl did. And even more ppl will when MGS: Rising drops (multiplat).

See you're basing your thesis on what you heard, not what the facts are. Bioware and Shams has already explained how ME2 works. But I'll sum it up. ME2 is a stand-alone experience. As an added bonus, a gamer can import their ME1 saves and have it integrate into the plot line. The key plot points in the story remain unchanged. The ME1 to ME2 thing is just side dish, not the entrée.

Think about how many more ppl played Uncharted 2 only. Sure, the gamer would appreciate the references to the 1st game more, & prolly be more connected to the characters. However, those ppl that have only played Uncharted 2 will tell you that they loved the game, didn't feel like they were missing anything, and would recommend others to play it w/out playing the 1st one.

Ironically (since you said I have a lack of faith), this is one of the strengths games have over other forms of entertainment. The numbered sequels can be appreciated fully to newcomers. Playing the previous installments are just...well...a bonus. ;)

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:17:16 PM

Ultima, what don't you get? EA can't bring us ME1. They can bring us ME2. If you really have an issue with that then take a pass. I for one will be completely satisfied with a cliff note version of the events of ME1 if it means I get to play ME2.

Thank you EA and Bioware.

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RobiinzZ
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 12:57:51 PM
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well ive never played the series, so i'll just play ME1 on PC ready for number 2 and 3 on ps3 :D.

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kraygen
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:00:46 PM
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I'm not sure it will make a difference to me, I probly will only pick up me2 when its about $20 anyway, I know its a sequel, so I guess I know what I'm getting into.

They should have just put ME and ME2 on one disc for ps3, but I guess they didn't realize how much sense that would make.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:53:59 PM

That's what I thought would happen, but I didn't know MS published the first.

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SirLoin of Beef
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 11:26:26 AM

As MS owns the publishing rights to ME (and aren't willing to allow EA to publish ME for the PS3), they can't sell ME and ME2 together. It's not a matter "BioWaer R duM".

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kraygen
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 3:41:13 PM

Oh I see, did not realize M$ actually had those rights.

Oh well, just me2 for me then.

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ace_boon_coon
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:00:51 PM
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this just means that there are far too many ps3's on the market to ignore. we're going to start taking 360 exclusives now.

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ro kurorai
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:18:27 PM
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Dr. Muzyka confirmed that ME2 PS3 edition will feature a "seamless introduction to the world of Mass Effect". He didn't reveal any further details but it indicates that PS3-only guys don't need to worry about continuity/story.

You can find the interview on VG247.

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NightHawk17
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:19:06 PM
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It seems to me as if 360 will get Mass Effect 3 as a timed exclusive, less than a year though definitely

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:40:22 AM

think about this for a second, when was the last time EA did timed exclusivity on something this gen?

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NightHawk17
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 9:35:36 PM

rock band 2

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Bloodysilence19
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:25:41 PM
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Im sure ME3 will come to the ps3, regardless if Me2 on ps3 sells or not. like in the article ea is muilitplate Dev team that wants everybody to expereince that certain game. its like the orange box regardless on how bad the orange box was on ps3 the fact is ea didn't want ps3 owners to feel left out with games like half life 2, team fortress, and portal so they ported it to ps3. so im sure Me3 will come to ps3, now Me1 that's a maybe. bioware should though combine Me1 and 2 and put it all on blu-ray sell it for like 80-100. i know most people would want that, and it helps out alot more of understanding the Me series instead of some prequel thing ps3 owners are getting.

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King James
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:34:21 PM
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I'm so happy ME2 is coming out on the PS3. I was holding out to buy the PC version because unlike ME1 (which was published by M$), ME2 is published by EA. So I had a feeling it would go multiplat. I wasn't sure why it took so long but whatever.

I played the 1st ME on PC. Loved it. Just wish I could've gotten trophies for it. So now with ME2, I can.

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Oxvial
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:45:22 PM
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ME1 was a mess on 360 a 7/10 game at best if you ask me , ME2 was less of a rpg than ME1 but overall a much better game ,people aren't losing too much not playing the first one, also.



Gamescom: Mass Effect 2 PS3 bonus content detailed
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010 4:51 PM 360 versions DLC and new intro content coming

Bioware has detailed some of the 'hours of bonus content' that PS3 Mass Effect 2 players can look forward to.

The PS3 version will include pre-game content to serve as an introduction to the Mass Effect universe and story for new players - as well as DLC from the 360 game on-disc.

And that's not all - there will also be PS3-customised access to the Cerberus Network, although details on that one are sketchier.


"One of the things we're doing is that we're bringing a lot of the post-release downloadable content and will integrate it into the experience, so that PS3 fans can check that out and play it," Muzyka told VG247.

Although the good doctor remained vague on the exact nature of the introductory content, Muzyka said that the introductory content was designed to fill in the back-story PS3 players might have missed.

"We haven't revealed what that is yet," he added. "It'll be something that provides a good introduction and provides a lot of the back-story and introduces you well to the story-arc, and kind of makes you feel like you're part of it all. And then you can jump right into the action in Mass Effect 2."

Muzyka revealed that Bioware will show the PS3 version the same support as the 360 version received and intends to integrate the post release content into the experience as well as "bring some new things to bear".

Bioware announced Mass Effect 2 for the PS3 at the EA Gamescom press conference and promised 'hours of bonus content'.

Microsoft has responded to the PS3 Mass Effect coup and isn't exactly over the moon.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:51:43 PM

Oh, cool. Good info there.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:46:12 PM
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Man, I just finished my first play through of the original Mass Effect. Nice ending, great story and a fantastic experience unique to anything I've played before it.

My brother informed me that several decisions that were made from the first game do carry over into ME2. I don't want to detail what some of those decisions are, but it will be nice to see how those decisions alter the experience when I get to playing ME2.

It's sad that PS3-only players probably won't get a crack at the first game, and I think it's best that those who are sensitive to the matter just move on and accept that, while they aren't getting everything the series has brought to the table from before, they are getting something, arguably, the better portion of the franchise experience. Having played the ME2 demo a general synopsis of the events from the first game are detailed. ME2's story is complete unto itself. So don't miss out on one of the most highly acclaimed games, ME2, of this gen.

And who knows? the details of the bonus features for the PS3 edition haven't been detailed, yet. Maybe when all is said and done, PS3 users will have something special to be happy about.


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Shams
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:07:57 PM

I agree. If I didn't sell my 360, i'd probably get ME1 (and replay ME2 for it), and even ME3. But now, especially with a lot of the DLC I haven't played being packaged with the ps3 version, I'll probably pick up a copy if and when it becomes clear that ME3 will be released for sure on the ps3.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:54:09 PM
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Yah. This is good news, but I don't think I'll have the energy to invest in another giant RPG by the time I've finished with Oblivion, Fallout 3, New Vegas, FFXIII, Demon's Souls and WKC/WKC2. Not to mention FFVersusXIII, if it ever comes out. This is pretty low on my list, unfortunately.
Peace.

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Alienange
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:09:43 PM
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I just couldn't get into ME. It was a clumsy third person shooter at best. They should have thrown in a grappling hook and parachute to spice things up...

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:21:43 PM

I think someone has been playing too much Just Cause 2.

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King James
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:39:53 PM

Ha!

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JackC8
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:20:53 PM
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It looks like a good game and I'll most likely be getting it when it comes out. But it's just a game - if I don't get to experience every little extra thing because I never played the first game, it's not exactly going to ruin my day.

I only got 1 out of the 5 DLC's for Fallout 3 and yet I somehow manage to sleep at night.

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Alienange
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:45:50 PM

Getting the Fallout 3 dlc is what keeps one up all night.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 6:45:35 PM

Operation Anchorage sucks big time, it's just an unimaginative bit that strips out all RPG elements and basically becomes an FPS.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:49:10 AM

as a package, im ok with the dlc for fallout 3 since i got the goty version. but anchorage was a bit of a letdown, except for the chinese stealth armor. point lookout was decent though, it actually provided a challenge, even on very hard some parts of the game seem easy, not the hicks in point lookout though.

I will be getting Fallout New Vegas but im worried about the devs of that game since they made alpha protocol and i hope that this one wont be nearly as buggy and crash prone as fallout 3

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johnld
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:38:40 PM
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mass effect 1 cant be ported to the ps3 because its published by microsoft is just a useless reason or assumption. if bioware holds the rights to the game, the publisher wont really matter as much. Its more likely that microsoft has a deal with bioware or it will just be too much work and they simply dont want to do it so hours of extra content will be packaged with mass effect 2. I would point out that ninja gaiden 2 was published by microsoft but ninja gaiden sigma 2 made it to the ps3. basically the same games with more add ons. they can publish is as mass effect alpha 1 and people wont care as long the game is still coming.

as for mass effect 3 going to ps3, i see it as the same thing they were doing when asked if mass effect 2 is coming to the ps3. alot of question dodging and no clear denial. so whatever they try to tell me i can clearly ignore because since EA and Bioware wants to reach a bigger audience, mass effect 3 will be will be multiplatform. of course it doesnt mean i'll get it because i never got into it. It would be funny if the quality of the game as a multiplatform remains the same at is now. it'll show ps3 superiority and at least bring up multiplat standards.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 4:34:23 PM

John, I don't get your comment. "It would be funny if the quality of the game as a multiplatform remains the same at is now. it'll show ps3 superiority and at least bring up multiplat standard".

How does the game looking the same on the ps3 prove the ps3's superiority?

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johnld
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 5:28:35 PM

its just a thought, i wasnt really sure if mass effect 2 was a game that sold on its graphics. i just thought that multiplats are generally about finding the least common denominator concerning its quality. having one of your best game become multiplatform when its graphics was supposed to be the best your platform can do while the other console has games with uncharted 2 type quality will show its inferiority.

I must admit that mass effect may not be the best example but its the most recent exclusive game that went multiplat i know. a better example would be if gears of war went multiplatform after a timed exlusivity. its praised to have graphical quality the 360 can handle. then you find out that that quality of a game can be reproduced on the ps3 a little down the road. so this gears of war quality pushes the bar that multiplatform quality would be. but then you still know that the ps3 can churn out uncharted 2 quality games but processes are still not optimized for that console. so the best quality game for the 360 becomes the least common denominator in making a multiplatform game. the quality for 360 exclusive games will stall while the quality for the ps3 exclusive games keeps improving. thats what i mean about ps3 showing superiority.

what i want to know about the ps3 version of mass effect 2 is that are they going to enhance the ps3 version like what they did with bioshock, i think its bioshock. again, im not sure if mass effect 2 graphics was a selling point for the game.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 6:22:57 PM

Well, not having played ME2 myself, but I have heard that Dragon Age doesn't exactly have stellar graphics. I get the sense that Bioware isn't into making a game as graphically pleasing as say a Naughty Dog is. I have heard the argument that the graphics aren't as great due to the fact that it is such a large game. FFXIII was a large game, and those graphics were beautiful.

Not that this would ever happen, but I will allow my mind to wonder this... what would a Uncharted 2 port to an XBox 360 look like?

You talked about taking 360's best and seeing what it would look like on the PS3. If you reverse that and take the PS3's best, and put it on the 360, I wonder what you would get.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:46:33 PM
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I, for one, have no problem walking into a situation/movie/game and being able to fill in the backstory based on the behavior and words of the existing characters so I while it would have been best to have ME1 as well, I don't have a problem with this. I still plan to play the game.

As far as them not confirming ME3 for the PS3, that will hinge upon whether or not they can extract more money from MS to make it a timed exclusive. Honestly I can't blame them though, MS throws money around like it's going out of style as they attempt to tread water.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 3:07:46 PM
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As was Mass Effect 2 coming to the PS3..

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Victor321
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 3:39:08 PM
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Might as well confirm ME3 Bioware, you'd do a giant disservice only bringing out #2. It wouldn't make sense.

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 3:48:53 PM
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I know BioWare will find a way to incorporate the past events from ME1 onto ME2. I just hope they come out with a demo for it. The game looks awesome, but I would like to be able to play it before I buy it.

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Victor321
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 6:13:22 PM

They have Bugz, as ME2 will feature a seamless introduction into its story, along with most of the DLC released so far for the game, included on the disc (i.e. with the game).

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www
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 5:17:30 PM
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Oh no, been a long time. Anyway am getting ME2 soon for the 360, nice to know its coming to PS3 now.

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SmokeyPSD
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 5:19:20 PM
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If we never see ME1, we need a work around. Simple as that. I want to be able to play on my pc. Even if it looks atrocious, I'll grind through even though I dont want to, was I want MY personal story.

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ro kurorai
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 5:45:33 PM
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Kinda coincidental, isn't it? ME2 PS3 comes out roughly one year after its 360 release and BW didn't comment on a PS3 release until GC. Liberty City Stories, anyone?

ME3 will be probably a 12 months exclusive on 360 if MS doesn't pour all their bri..., I mean money into Kinect.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:51:26 AM

more than likely it will be a same time release. after i game cracks the multiplatform seal, the chances of it going back to some kind of exclusive are really slim. look at bioshock 2, dead rising 2 and lost planet 2 as examples. plus, what good would it do to have the third game a timed exclusive after ps3 users have tried it out and hopefully like it? both systems got a big user base now and they see this

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 6:59:04 PM
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Seems like a no-brainer if you ask me, EA does multiplats and they're supporting Sony a lot.

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Gordo
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 8:12:21 PM
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Looking forward to this one. ME2 was probably the only game on the 360 that I really liked the look of.

Now getting a PS3 version is very good news. I now just need to squeeze in enough playing time to get through Dragon Age Origins, Demons Souls and the upcoming GT5 before this cracker comes out.

A bit like Babylon 5 which was an underrated gem in my opinion.

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RebelJD
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:37:35 AM
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I can only say that it sucks when time passes by and it's noticeable by these late releases. The same hype can't be reproduced when games come out "later" on. It's like catching and old classic movie. You can watch it and appreciate it but you weren't around when people were speaking about it after watching it in theaters. Here's to recreating the same feeling over again.

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___________
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 2:58:32 AM
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meh.
already finished it 4 times i think thats enough for one game!
will be interesting though to see how they handle ME3.
your choices in 1 and 2 shape what happens in 3, so hows 3 going to turn out if well you did not make choices in the first because you did not play it!
they probably will just pick one, like what starwars the force unleashed 2 is doing, it lifts off where the original ended on the light ending.

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Orvisman
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 9:35:54 AM
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Look at how Tecmo handled Ninja Gaiden, which it owns the intellectual rights to both the character and franchise. Tecmo developed Ninja Gaiden and Microsoft published the game. Tecmo owns the rights to the game, but M$ft owns the title and probably code/engine. So, what did Tecmo do? It retitled the game Ninja Gaiden Sigma and redeveloped the code/engine for the PS3.

I'm sure this is similar to the ME situation. The difference being is that Bioware probably doesn't want to put that much effort into redeveloping ME1 instead of just porting the game.

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Kai200X
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:44:51 PM
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What if they announced that Mass Effect 3 will be a PS3 exclusive? Ha ha that will be awesome and totally unexpected.

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SILVERAMMO
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 10:45:13 AM
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maybe they might include mass effect 1 with 2

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