We have some big news for PS3 owners from an insider source who’s name we can’t reveal. The conversation was rather interesting but the information released was nothing short of astounding.
“I have some news that I’ve been meaning to contact you with from since late last year,” our source said.
I asked what news was so pressing, the source hesitated and then said this:
“It’s becoming pretty obvious that EA doesn’t care about keeping this a secret any longer so why should I keep shut? EA and Bioware wanted Mass Effect 2 on PS3 alongside 360 from launch day but certain constraints with Microsoft wouldn’t allow them to do that, however before the year is out, Mass Effect 2 will be on PS3.”
“Look out for an E3 reveal along with new IPs announced [by Bioware] for Xbox 360, PC and PS3, I can assure you this.”
I pressed for further information about the new IPs but the source didn’t budge, only saying to “expect bigs things from Bioware at E3 this year.”
Mass Effect 2 has been out for about one week and a half and has gone on to sell well past 2 million units and is now one of the highest ranking Xbox 360 exclusives on Metacritic. So it’s no doubt PS3 fans will welcome this news.
This comes as no surprise to me in all honesty, big publishers like EA just don’t do exclusive. The only safe bet from hence fourth will be first party studios, but third party? Don’t count on it.