At Gamescom, EA announced Mass Effect 2 for PS3. It was a long time coming, but when the announcement finally came, people were still surprised. The franchise was birthed on the Xbox 360, but with the game’s developer, Bioware, being owned by EA, there was little doubt that eventually, we’d see it’s arrival on PS3.
It’ll be available on said console in January 2011, and according Bioware founder Greg Zeschuk, Mass Effect 2 will receive “visual changes”.
When asked by PSM3 what PS3 brought to Mass Effect that 360 couldn’t, 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. ”
Mr. Zeschuk also thinks the game will play differently.
“It think it will play a little differently. I mean, right from the start, you have a different controller, and that alone will change the way the game feels.”