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Mass Effect PS3 Will See “Visual Changes”

by Ernice Gilbert on September 27th, 2010, under Bioware, EA, Hot, News

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.”

Thanks, CVG.


  1. Mon, 27th Sep 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I can’t wait to get this on my ps3. I did not buy it for my xbox because I knew it was coming to the ps3.

  2. Mon, 27th Sep 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Yeah, I’m waiting for this, too. One of the best games this generation.

  3. Mon, 27th Sep 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Looking forward to this.

  4. Mon, 27th Sep 2010 at 2:49 pm

    after 1 year and people will buy it? WTF

  5. Mon, 27th Sep 2010 at 2:49 pm

    i dont see the point in releasing ME2 without releasing ME1, i dont care how special the intro content on this game is gonna be, its still not better than playing the game yourself. sounds stupid to me. ea has enough money to buy the rights to the first one. or why dont they release under a different name like ninja gaiden

  6. Mon, 27th Sep 2010 at 2:56 pm

    the reason why is because MS published the first game and this is preventing them from making Mass Effect 1 for the ps3.

  7. Mon, 27th Sep 2010 at 3:20 pm

    And I don’t think MS would sell either.

  8. Tue, 28th Sep 2010 at 3:54 am

    without ME1 there is no point in releasing this, even if they do explain the story of ME1 your still missing out on playing it for yourself, and your missing out on being able to carry your save over.
    already played it on release day, so there going to have to add a hell of allot more than a few “visual changes” to get me to part away with another 100 bucks!
    wish EA would bring over L4D, something worth porting over to the ps3.

  9. Tue, 28th Sep 2010 at 3:58 am

    See what you guys are saying, but I’m still getting this. Can’t wait, actually.

  10. Tue, 28th Sep 2010 at 2:32 pm

    @nick, couldn’t agree more

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