Ever since EA snapped up Bioware, everyone has been considering the possibility of Mass Effect coming to the PlayStation 3. After all, EA's only loyalty is to money, and they're always interested in catering to the largest possible audience.

Well, according to a "fairly reliable source close to Electronic Arts," as reported by SecondStoryGamer, the upcoming sequel and any new installments in the future will indeed be available on Sony's machine, in addition to the Xbox 360 and PC. Evidently – and not surprisingly – EA decided to make the jump to multiplatform due to "the economic outlook." In other words, due to the poor state of the economy, EA wants to make as much as they possibly can out of their current slate of titles, and allowing the critically acclaimed RPG franchise to come to the PS3 would certainly help. As for the original, the source claims it's "likely" that EA will release a port of Mass Effect at some point this year. While we can only classify this information as "rumor" for the time being, we can supposedly expect the official announcement to come at the Game Developer Conference in March. If it does happen, it's good news for all PS3 owners, as it gives them a high-profile RPG series, which is something the PS3's library desperately needs.

We'll keep our eyes peeled for more evidence concerning this breaking news, and if we're lucky, someone from EA might confirm it publicly before GDC 09. But at the very least, this news is quite encouraging.

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Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

cool news

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
11 years ago

Lordy Lord, I sure hope this rumor is true!

cegmp
cegmp
11 years ago

I hope so too.

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

wasn't EA making more money on p3 games last year.

VinTheDean
VinTheDean
11 years ago

Yes!!!!!

isaya85
isaya85
11 years ago

PLEASE be true I love ME I cant play it now cuz I dont have xbox anymore

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'd buy it, we told EA to get a clue and they did, so they may have my moneys for RPG goodness ūüôā

AluShady
AluShady
11 years ago

Out of every game I've played on 360 that were exclusives.. the ones I envied most were Bioshock and Mass Effect. Since Bioshock is already in the PS3 lineup that just leaves ME/ME2/ME3. If this is true there is no reason to potentially get the 360 I was thinking about. Hell it saves me money so that's awesome news if it's all true.

Ed_Wayne
Ed_Wayne
11 years ago

I liked Mass Effects main quest but I would rather snort elephant diarrhea than drive that awful vehicle around the bland, uninspired wasteland landscapes on those extra planets for all of those horrible fetch quests that made up 90% of the side quests, and thus, 90% of the game.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Actually, I really enjoyed exploring the different planets. I've had a fascination with space travel since I was a child, so a game that allowed me to virtually explore "alien worlds" was like a childhood dream come true.

That being said, yeah, they could have done a little more with their "alien worlds" than they did…

-Arvis

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

hopefully they make a good port .

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
11 years ago

They will likely shop it out just like they did for the PC port, which seems to be superior from what I've heard.

ec0li
ec0li
11 years ago

There's gonna be a 2 disc special edition that will be soon coming out for 360 that includes the original game, the downloadable content with some other extras like trailers, making of, etc. for around bones. It's definitely not going to be full price. If ME is gonna arrive for PS3, I guess we can expect the same type of package for PS3 gamers.


Last edited by ec0li on 1/18/2009 11:43:48 PM

ec0li
ec0li
11 years ago

I meant 20 bones. This is gonna be great for PS3.

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

Oh yea this is definitely true. I mean for God's sake – it's EA – that already says enough. It'd be cool if they remade Mass Effect 1 for PS3 also. But as for Mass Effect 2 coming to PS3 – not so much news to me ever since I heard EA acquire Bioware. Again the reason why I'm so confident and sure about this is because….it's ELECTRONIC ARTS!!! But this is good…PS3 is gaining xbox 360 exclusives. Bioshock was one…now this. And guys Bioshock and Mass Effect were big things!!!

Has anyone noticed how fast xbox 360 exclusives went multiplatform compared to playstation exclusives??? I mean it took some time for Final Fantasy to go multiplatform didn't it?? Devil May Cry??? Tekken??? Anyway…soon it will be 1st party exclusives…would be still nice if we can get the kojima and nagoshi treatment.

ec0li
ec0li
11 years ago

Watch bungie anounce a 1st person game in 2010 for PS3. o.O


Last edited by ec0li on 1/18/2009 11:55:46 PM

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Hasn't Bungie pretty much gone independent from MS?

ec0li
ec0li
11 years ago

I'm pretty sure they'll continue on as a 2nd party developer but that doesn't mean they would only stay exclusive to MS. They are pretty much free to create new IPs for other systems.


Last edited by ec0li on 1/19/2009 12:58:59 AM

djduke316
djduke316
11 years ago

Bioshock was supposed to be on PS3 from the get-go, but then came MS waving some green stuff at their face…

Arkhon
Arkhon
11 years ago

PS3 exclusives don't go multiplatform as fast as Xbox 360 exclusives because people care less about them. There's less demand. Bungie is now independent of Microsoft but has said that they will continue to make games exclusively for the 360.

Gabriel013
Gabriel013
11 years ago

Mass Effect is one of my favourite games so seeing the series on my PS3 would be great. I may even consider buying ME1 all over again for the PS3 even though I am still getting lots of pleasure out of my 360 one.

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

this is most likely true unless something tries to snag the exclusivity with bags of green

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

that would be cool. always did want to play mass effect

djduke316
djduke316
11 years ago

I'd buy it again for PS3.

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

Awesome news. Yay money!!!

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

I doubt the first one will be comming to ps3 but looking at how dragon age is now multi-platform I don't see why mass effect 2 shouldn't be


Last edited by BTNwarrior on 1/19/2009 3:31:26 AM

sabitrulz
sabitrulz
11 years ago

ma 360 mass effect was soooo buggy…i couldn't even reach eden prime…..it just crashed frequently…..+da frame rate issue…….so i'm gettin pretty much interested once again…..aha life of shepherd is really enjoyable…..juz can't wait

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
11 years ago

this was my fav rpg this generation hands down, now sony acquire gears and let me sell the x360 b4 it rrod on me.

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
11 years ago

Not sure if it's true or not, but I heard that the Gears of War exclusivity deal with Microsoft only covers the first 2 games. So maybe Gears of War 3 will be multiplatform.

vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

I never played the first one but everyone said it was a good game. I hope the rumor is true so I can try it out myself.

dveisalive
dveisalive
11 years ago

SOLD! I enjoyed the first one on PC! Mass Effect and Deadspace are very well done but Deadspace is so atmospheric that I love it!

Renck
Renck
11 years ago

Who is surprised about this? See SE and Final Fantasy, others will follow. Hopefully the new game will be developed using PS3 and then ported to 360. I guess we have to wait for more details.

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
11 years ago

BioWare has locked the thread regarding this on their official forums with the statement "we don't comment on rumors". I never understand this. If it's not true, just say so. The "no comment" thing only spurs the rumors on.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

People need to stop comparing this to Final Fantasy/Tekken/Devil May Cry going multiplat. The 360 had Bioshock for a year before we got it, and Mass Effect for even longer (if we get it at all). All Sony's "lost exclusives" are coming out simultaneously on both systems. Not the same thing AT ALL.

-Arvis

Kevadu
Kevadu
11 years ago

If this is true I will be very, very happy…

I've been wanting to play Mass Effect for a long time now, but not having a 360 (and running Linux on all my PCs) it hasn't been possible for me.

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

Linux. man u is strange.

Kevadu
Kevadu
11 years ago

I dual-booted for years, Zorigo, but games were literally the only thing I ever used Windows for. Around 7 years ago I got fed up, decided to just do all my gaming on consoles, and ditched Windows for good. I haven't looked back.

jdt1981
jdt1981
11 years ago

If this is true I don't see any reason to keep my Xbox 360… Most of the games coming out in the future that I'm looking forward to are on the PS3 either exclusively or multi-platform.


Last edited by jdt1981 on 1/19/2009 2:31:43 PM

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

i heard this game is quite cool. interesting to see. with 360 loosin all it's main eclusives, it would be hilarious, (and don't start saying it'll never happen, i know,) if we got halo or gears.

GEEZZZYYYY
GEEZZZYYYY
11 years ago

This is great news. I am a PS3 onwner but i always was intrested in this game even before i got a PS3. It looked cool untill i found out it was xbox only. Now that it may be comeing to the PS3, this is aswom and now i want to here 360 fanboys say the game wasnt great any ways.

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
11 years ago

BTW, games available on PC shouldn't really count as 360 "exclusives."

Spartan 117
Spartan 117
11 years ago

If PS3 did get Mass Effect Microsoft would probably strike back by making MGS4 multiplatform. I just got Mass Effect today overall it's a pretty good game I just hate driving the mako.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Lulz.

But MGS4 is so cool in it's own league

>=]

InfiniteRetro
InfiniteRetro
11 years ago

"BTW, games available on PC shouldn't really count as 360 "exclusives."

hurrah someone thinking the same thing that i do. so far only halo 3 and gears of war 2 arent mentioned for pc. even fable 2 is coming to pc, so, the xbox has f'all left to offer on an exclusivity level.

Arkhon
Arkhon
11 years ago

Mass Effect is one of my favorite games; the only real problems with it are the framerate issues and texture pop. That said, it has the best story in any RPG I've ever played. The main reason I have an Xbox 360 is not because I liked it for its exclusives, but because all of my friends are on XBL, not PSN.

cadpig
cadpig
11 years ago

If the Ps3 version doesn't have any extras…Then i will flip a coin on what version to buy. Still, it's great news..