Confirm, deny, confirm, deny…such is the way of things, sometimes.

Last month, it was supposedly "confirmed" that all future installments in the Mass Effect series will appear on the PlayStation 3 (the original title didn't release on Sony's console), although it remained a question as to whether or not a port of the first game would come to the PS3. However, EA quickly denied the supposed confirmation…well, until now, when yet another bit of evidence has arisen. And this time, it's directly from EA: according to Edge, EA CEO John Riccitiello dropped several hints concerning the future of the RPG franchise. In short, he said, "[In Q4], BioWare will release Mass Effect 2 on multiple platforms." Now, he didn't specifically mention the PS3, but what else could "multiple platforms" mean? The Wii? Er…no. Maybe he's only talking about the Xbox 360 and PC, but it seems far more likely that EA – the king of multiplatform, really – would bring all sequels to the PS3.

It's one of the few 360 exclusives that most PS3 owners wish they had available on their favorite console, but these days, third-party exclusives are rapidly disappearing. After EA snagged Bioware, we figured it would only be a matter of time before Mass Effect would come Sony's way. But unless there's an official announcement, we'll just have to keep waiting…

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AceTatsujin
AceTatsujin
11 years ago

is mass effect even worth it? ………… o_O;;

djduke316
djduke316
11 years ago

YES!

Fatcat3788
Fatcat3788
11 years ago

It is a very good RPG.

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

Yes it's def worth it, once it comes to P3 I prolly won't need my 360 anymore

rell
rell
11 years ago

Now if EA can get jade empire make it multiplatform OMG that will sweeten the deal.

convergecrew
convergecrew
11 years ago

^Pretty sure ALL bioware titles will be multiplat from now on, now that EA tells them what to do.

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

them saying multiplatform might mean.

THE SERIES APPEARING ON WII AND NOT ON THE PS3. LOL

its gonna be the end of the world if that happens

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Not till I say so 😉

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

^^^ That was Hilarious.

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

*Puts a Hollow Tip in WEWM's Brain*

Bring on the END!

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

lol if is the same greatness as bioshock than I don't realy care.

MirrorSoul
MirrorSoul
11 years ago

God its funny to look now and say which systems people are jumping ship,

Anyway when I had my 360 i wanted this game soooooo flipin bad but was out of cash (No job at the time) and I really hope we do get it.

SerendipityDeus
SerendipityDeus
11 years ago

That's good news, I was lucky enough to try out this game before selling my 360, nevr did get to finish it though, hopefully they'll bundle a port of the first game with the sequl for ps3 users, that way they won't be lost story wise, I'm sure both games could fit nicely on a 50GB dual layer bluray disc =D

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

Mass Effect worked much better on pc, imo. As long as i can get my pc copy of ME2 ill be happy.

End of line
End of line
11 years ago

This is marketing at it's best. Play coy on the consoles it will be released on and let the community do all the hyping for you and get everyone talking at practically zero cost. Clever really.

MeXiCaNFiGhTeR
MeXiCaNFiGhTeR
11 years ago

IT WUZ CONFIRMED TWO HOURS AGO, ITS COMING TO 360, PSP, AND DS. NOT PS3.. JK LMAO IT SHOULD COME TO PS3

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
11 years ago

Please, please, pleeeeaaase bring ME to the PS3.

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
11 years ago

Holy crap Ben, you sure use the despised EDGE for a lot of news references lol. :/

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

Wasn't it edge that spoiled the surprise by showing that Bioshock was coming to ps3

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
11 years ago

Maybe, but they also gave R2 a six or something because of a 'lack of innovation'.

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

wait i remember that, and they gave Halo 3 a good score right(not saying it bad) even though it really didn't innovate anything

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Well, I'm too scared of a fail to buy a box so I could be lost in the story but thankfully I have a shocking ability to fill in any story that I come into halfway and as it is a RPG it'll have love from me.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 2/3/2009 11:01:27 PM

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

Exactly RPG'S are always welcome on the Playstation 3 🙂

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

Of course it's going to be on PS3 – this same question happened with Bioshock. "OOO 2k is hiring a person with graphic experience on the PS3, could this mean that they're bringing the game to PS3??? – let's go ask" "Um no…" *1 month later* "Oh hey guys Um we're bringing this game to PS3, SURPRISE!!!!!!!" …..

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

The first Mass Effect looked great I have to admit and it had great reviews. Heres hoping the sequal will be even better this time around, and even more on the ps3.

ArnoldK PSXE
ArnoldK PSXE
11 years ago

Yes, Mass Effect is very much worth it.

Jordahn
Jordahn
11 years ago

I do hope the PS3 gets all three Mass Effects because I was hoping to get back to my RPG roots. But for the most part, this gen has failed me. And please don't mention the 360 because it has failed me in RPG's more than the PS3. On the 360, Atlus' exclusive offerings have seriously fallen short, I'm not a Tales fan by any means, and several 360 RPG's have migrated to the PS3 in better form. So the handful of good exclusive 360 RPG's do not appeal to me as much as the few PS3 exclusive RPG's. So I'm hoping thhat the PS3 RPG line-up will strengthen with Fire Emblem and Dragon Warrior IX on the Wii.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

If you are a true RPG fan then Lost Odyssey is really worth a look at if you have access to a 360. I didn't like it the first time I played it but the first time I played it was in short quick burst restricted to the weekends but now I am doing it again and the story is pretty solid just some glitchy issues but all in all a great game

convergecrew
convergecrew
11 years ago

I wouldnt call ME a true to roots RPG. It no more RPG than, say, Fallout 3. But if you enjoy that type of hybrid thats become common these days, then definitely give it a go. The story and the universe its set in are amazing.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Mass Effect is worth buying borrowing or stealing a 360 for ok maybe not buying at full price but buying on the down low at a discounted rate anyway.

ec0li
ec0li
11 years ago

I agree! I hope they bring ME1 to PS3 also for everyone to experience the trilogy including the fanboy haters just because it was originally a 360 exclusive. Bioware jusk cranks out kickass games, it's simple as that.

Kevadu
Kevadu
11 years ago

If they release ME1 for the PS3 I will buy it without a second of hesitation, even at full price.

caddillac
caddillac
11 years ago

When I bought the first Mass Effect; I played through it twice back to back. The first time I played for 30hrs; and the second time I played like 50hrs. This game is really good and the story is great. Oh and off subject; my second 360 just RROD on me like 30 minutes ago. Luckily I have a PS2 and PS3 though!

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

Wait, you played 80 hours nonstop?

SpinningBeat
SpinningBeat
11 years ago

I hope this is true. This is one of the few 360 games I really craved.

convergecrew
convergecrew
11 years ago

This is great news. I bought a 360 just to play ME, beat it and returned both. This will save me from having to buy a 360 again when ME2 comes out, hell, Id even buy a PS3 port of ME1 if they decide to release it!

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

This is really a great game. I think since I played the original on the 360 that'll be the system i get it for, but if you havent played the first I highly recommend you play it at least on the pc if you dont have a 360. They're going to let you import your character and team and everything.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Not sure what the point of releasing ME2 on PS3 would be. If it's a trilogy then wouldn't I be lost? I'm not buying a 360 just for ME1 that's for sure. I say go multi-plat on ME1 and I'll decide for myself if ME2 is worth it.

Randomhero1
Randomhero1
11 years ago

Im Not to interested in Mass Effect… I will try it if they make it for PS3, the Game just looks ehh to me.

big6
big6
11 years ago

The problem is, ME2 will most-likely suffer the same "lowest common denominator" problem with all large games… Since the Xbox is only DVD-based, there isn't enough space to store large maps and locations. So what ends up happening is, the RPG will extend gameplay by making the player run back and forth to the same locales in his missions.
I think M$ frowns on multi-discs, so I'm not sure how ME2 will be, as a result.
Hope it'll be good, though…

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
11 years ago

It's hard to say. That was certainly the case with the first game, but now Microsoft has added the ability to download to the 360 hard drive. Perhaps they could do 2 or more discs that way, and of course 1 Blu-ray. We'll have to wait and see, they are being extremely tight lipped until they can get Dragon Age out the door.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Wait… Bioware is putting out Dragon Age Origins AND Mass Effect 2 in Q4?

Hmmmm…

Hope they can handle it.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

My bad.

Dragon Age is coming out in Q3 2010 (Nov 09).

Mass Effect is coming out in Q4 2010 (Jan-March 2010).

I was thinking of a calendar year.

Im The Man
Im The Man
11 years ago

i think youre confused. i believe they mean Q4 2009. And thats not jan-march 2010


Last edited by Im The Man on 2/4/2009 3:06:08 PM

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Actually fiscal years vary from company to company where Q4 '09 could very well be Jan-March '10 or Q4 could mean Sept. '09. It all depends on how the company structures their business model and I honestly don't know how Bioware does theirs.

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

Oh yeah…and guess what. Although this is a bit off topic but Left 4 Dead is also coming to the PS3. REALLY?!?! I thought Valve hated the PS3, and said no about a billion times.

THAT WAS THE PAST.

Apparently when a representative of Valve was questioned about the PS3 listing of Left 4 Dead he responded back "Fantastic. I can't wait to see it." Why would a company representative make a joke when answering a serious question??? His answer could determine EA's shareholders choices can't it??? Or am I just…going insane?

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

Why would I want an interactive XXX porno game to come to the PS3!?!?!? I'm boycotting this piece of garbage! It will rot the mind!

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Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Mass Effect is THE best game on the 360, by a mile, and one of the best games of this generation, right up there with Metal Gear Solid 4 and Valkyria Chronicles. I would be doing cartwheels if it came to the PS3.

-Arvis

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

You are correct sir it is a fantastic game. I am holding off playing through it again while I play LO right now but it is next on the list as I did a very fast run through a while back when I first got my 360 because I wanted to play a lot of exclusives and see what all the fuss was about and ME was by far my favorite.