BioWare's Diplomatic Approach To Mass Effect 2 On PS3
Mass Effect 2 is finally coming to the PlayStation 3 next year and although PS3 owners have had to wait, BioWare promises they won't be stymied by a very different platform.
Firstly, the PS3 version will boast a new introduction (so if you didn't get a chance to play the original ME, you won't feel lost) and secondly, BioWare founder Greg Zeschuk recently told PSM3 that the team has worked hard to tackle an all-new architecture. Zeschuk isn't about to let things downshift into a console war, but instead, he makes it plain that they can do "whatever they want" on either platform. As he said:
"The important thing is that, fundamentally, [PS3] has a very different architecture. Visually, there are probably some changes - I mean, there are differences in the way the memory is allocated, and the graphical processor is all different.
We're not going to get pulled into the argument over which is the more powerful; at the end of the day, they both are, and we can do whatever we want on them. When you create games, you want as many people as possible to play them, so this is a great opportunity to reach a huge segment of the market."
He did go on to say he thinks ME2 on the PS3 "will play a little differently;" even the change to a different controller will make things a touch different, you know? Clearly, BioWare isn't about to say the PS3 version will be graphically superior - we're guessing any differences will be minimal - but the important thing is their work ethic: if every developer insisted on getting it just right on both major platforms, we'd all be better off, yes?
Related Game(s): Mass Effect 2
9/27/2010 9:06:15 PM John Shepard