Interviews have a language all their own. Interviewers and interviewees are usually schooled in this language, unbeknownst to the viewing public. But thankfully, the language is exceedingly easy to translate.

PlayStation 3 owners have been wondering if BioWare would ever bring their new role-playing franchise, Mass Effect , to Sony's machine. We all figured that with EA handling the distribution duties, it was only a matter of time, but it hasn't come about just yet. When asked about the possibility of a PS3 version of Mass Effect (or Mass Effect 2 ), BioWare CEO Ray Muzyka refused to say one little word: "no." When asked in a CVG interview , Muzyka would rather talk about what they've already announced; not what they won't do:

"I think a more accurate way to frame it is to say we've announced we're developing Mass Effect for 360 and PC. Right from the beginning we said we wanted to deliver Mass Effect on the 360. Right now all we've announced is we're working on 360 and PC."

To follow up, the question was, "so a PS3 version might happen then?" Muzyka once again avoided the dreaded "no" word and simply said, "we haven't announced anything on that front." When pressed with "but it's not out of the question?" Muzyka simply repeated himself: "We haven't announced anything on that." You probably don't need a special translation, but if you do, we'll explain it: you don't look at what he said; you examine what he didn't say. If there weren't any plans whatsoever to bring Mass Effect to the PS3, Muzyka would've had no incentive or motivation to say anything but, "nope, it ain't coming."

And so, when someone says, "we haven't announced anything yet," the almost automatic translation should be, "we haven't announced it because we're not ready to announce it." 😉

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coldbore
coldbore
11 years ago

So it looks like they are pulling a bioshock all over again :/ well if we get it, I have no reason to complain

johnld
johnld
11 years ago

i was never into mass effect from the beginning so its no big deal for me. However i did buy bioshock a few months back but never played it yet.

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

This was the last game I tried to play on the 360. I got about 4 hours in when the thing died on me. Great game as far as I got to play.

englishgolfer
englishgolfer
11 years ago

well i'm not ready to comment on this article yet because i haven't announced it yet 😉

Kiryu
Kiryu
11 years ago

I have many more better Ps3 exclusives to play right now.

AKA M80 TheWOLF
AKA M80 TheWOLF
11 years ago

this, left4 dead, and splinter cell, should all be mutli-plat. many cuz I'm sick of xbots fanboys "bragging"

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

They should be Multi-platform not because I would play any of them but because these days so many PS3 exclusives have made the transition that it's just not fair…

I mean come on…FFXIII for 360…fine, then at least throw some Halo our way…


Last edited by ThePearlJamer on 8/26/2009 11:31:15 AM

Mcbever
Mcbever
11 years ago

you also forgot that mgs is going to 360 too

johnld
johnld
11 years ago

yes, but its metal gear rising. Its a completely different game than metal gear solid. Hell, its lightning bolt action, not tactical espionage.

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

I don't care for left for Dead. I got to play it for a but on pc and it's not my type of zombie killing.
Splinter cell and ME would be nice.

kanok
kanok
11 years ago

Sometimes simple to answer a "NO" is better for us that only has PS3.

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

He's just buying more time for his "PS3 guys" to finish up the job.

sobleck
sobleck
11 years ago

I don't know, its kind of late, if they don't act quickly enough i think they'll just lose the interest of many people, I mean, i migth still buy it if they announced it now, but if i don't know its coming i'm going to forget about it and maybe buy it when the ps4 is out as one of those games I never tried, but by that time they would may think that it wasn't a good idea after all because of the lack of interest and they may not have bothered with mass effect 2. ah I'm rambling. I have this game on the 360 already but i lent my 360 to my cousin a couple of months ago, and for some reason feel as though i would like to play mass effect on the ps3, maybe its so my cousin won't be devastated by me taking away his only current gen console, as he doesn't have a last gen console either. Oh wait he has a wii, but his dad hijacked it so he could relive his tennis glory days.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

Well, now that sony is the real deal, they all can't say no.

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

Well I have to admit, I played Left 4 Dead on my friends PC the other day and it blew me away. Mainly because I'm a sucker for anything zombie. I believe the ideal set up for L4D is the PC, I don't see why they wouldn't want to bring Mass Effect to the PS3. When companies tend to bring used to be exclusives for PS they add more too it and make it twice as nice.

The Xbots really don't have much to brag about, they can't play they're games half the time because of the RROD, ha! But seriously, does the new Splinter Cell look that good?

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Gotta love CVG's grilling tactics. They asked him enough times to make it clear that ME is coming to the PS3.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

I loved the first one, but it always made my pc crash. So I was planning on buying the second one on 360 but if it comes out on ps3 all the better.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

?mass effect? na more like *** defect. i played this game when i when i had my 360 did not care for it i think this game is OVERRATED.

Kai200X
Kai200X
11 years ago

Can anyone tell me what's good about Mess Effect? Is it the story, gameplay or something else?

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

well the story is incredible, the gameplay is addictive in an rpg way, the controls were great on pc but apparently they were bad on 360, and there is just so much choice involved with how you play the game, all which combine to make one of my favorite games.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Yaaaaawn, I'm over multiplatform games. I've started to play Batman: AA and while I'm having fun, I can't help but notice the gltiches and screen tearing. Then I find my self wondering if these problems could have been avoided had this been a PS3 exclusive. Screen tearing is pet peave of mine and I don't notice it as much or at all with PS3 exclusives. Mutliplats as far as I'm concerned are just low quality 360 games. They can keep Mass Effect. I bought a PS3 to play PS3 games. Not 360 games.

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

@ Jawknee
i have pre ordered Batman AA but not recieved it yet. What do you mean by screen tearing and what sort of glitches occur? Tell me please tell me.

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

Somewhat true, but we can't forget that most franchises are multiplat with many more going that way as well. Assassin's Creed, Final Fantasy (at least 13), Bioshock, COD, GTA just to name a few.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

@titch
this is hard to explain so I copied this from wikipedia.

Screen tearing is a phenomenon in video where a newly rendered frame overlaps a previously rendered frame, creating a torn look as edges of objects (such as a wall or a tree) fail to line up. This occurs when the video card or the software using it begins updating the actively-displayed memory in a manner that is out of sync with the monitor's refresh rate.

Tearing can occur with most common display technologies and video cards, and is most frequently seen on systems where horizontally-moving visuals are commonly found, such as in slow camera pans in a movie, or classic side-scrolling video games. The material being shown may also exhibit vertical stretching or shrinking, or repeated parts of images, during vertical motion, depending on the nature of the video.

The glitches I've noticed are frame rate dips an texture pop in. By all means it doesn't ruin the game. I'm just picky about these things. I think it shows poorer quality. I don't notice these issues with most exclusive PS3 games. More so with Xbox exclusives and mutlipLatform games. I haaaate screen tearing. Gives me a head ache.

@nightkrawler

yea I get your point but the only games in your list I really care about is FFXIII and Bioshock. I hoping SquareEnix delivers on this or I'm gonna be pissed. If they are telling the truth about the developemet process then it shouldn't suffer any of these flaws.

Kai200X
Kai200X
11 years ago

I'm having fun with my Batman:AA as well, espeically with Joker challenge room. I guess I am easy to please because I didn't see any tearing or maybe I don't care that much. I bought it right away because you can get a great deal right now, only $38.83 plus tax

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Yea Batman: AA is fun, no doubt. I'm just picky I suppose and have always notice things like that in games. Mostly because after awhile the tearing begins to hurt my eyes.

Were did you pay $40 for it? Damn. I paid $60. $40 seems like a fairer price. The game is not $60 quality.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

It was 38 in Canada.
As for the screen tearing, it's only noticeable in the menu when you're seeing a close up of Batman. During gameplay there's nothing.

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

Thanks for the info jawknee 😉

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I loved it on PC, if it comes to PS3 I would play it again just for the hell of it.

Wazomba
Wazomba
11 years ago

Im my opinion Mass Effect is overrated, don't get me wrong its a great game but the loading screens on the 360 are diabolical

sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

I think if we got it we could install it and cut the loading down.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

They probably can't announce it yet because of some legal arrangement with M$ft.

Timed exclusivity?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

You win sir.

Day_v
Day_v
11 years ago

Politically correct statements

Luan
Luan
11 years ago

Well, if we get Mass Effect, the only thing 360 will have is Forza, Halo and Gears Of War..which none interest me…well…it'll finally be obsolete…hah…nah, I love the elevator loading on Mass Effect…

sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

What about fable? I don't really like it but a lot of people do.

Crabba
Crabba
11 years ago

Well, the 360 doesn't have Mass Effect as an exclusive either, just like the 360 doesn't have Halo & Gears of war as exclusives.

Mass Effect is perfectly available on PC, and so is Halo 1 & 2 and Gears of war, and I bet that both Halo 3 and Gears 2 will be released on PC sooner or later as well. It's kind of pathetic if you think about it, that Microsoft has to put timed exclusives basically against its own system (PC/Windows) just to make the Xbox 360 look like it actually has some exclusive games of its own…

I said it before, and I'll say it again: If you want to play these games, just get it for PC. We all have one! Those games aren't even that advanced so they run fine on older PCs, and they're still a lot better than the 360 version! How's that for exclusivity?

Gamer X
Gamer X
11 years ago

@Crabba – You forget that the games you just mentioned also have the "Games for Windows" label on them. And who created the Windows OS? Microsoft. The games are developed to play on systems that are configured using Microsoft's technology, so technically the games are still MS-exclusive.

Not that I mind it; I go where the games I like go. Both PS3 and 360 systems kick ass in their own special way, imo.

Crabba
Crabba
11 years ago

Gamer X, you need to read my post again. I just said myself that Windows is a Microsoft platform, but now you're talking about "MS-exclusive".

I see basically noone talking about this game or the others like Halo or Gears of war as "Microsoft exclusive", everybody's talking about these games as 360 exclusive, which is something completely different and obviously completely wrong.

The 360 is a pointless platform, as long as you have a PS3 and a PC you can get 99% of all the greatest games, nuff said.

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

I'd like to give both Mass Effect and Gears a spin sometime. No…I've never played either. Makes me wonder if I'm a true gamer.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Never played Mass Effect but I have played Gears of War. I don't understand the hype. Snooooozefest.

VersusAlby
VersusAlby
11 years ago

I hope so
Releasing the First one this year or early 2010 and the second one for the Ps3 would be great

It sucks that Ps3 owners get screwed with RPGs this gen

I don't get this companies which make a RPG exclusive to the 360
I'm convinced that more people on the PS3 play RPGs than the 360

sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

not forever.

King James
King James
11 years ago

But if we take Mass Effect's exclusivity like we did Bioshock, what will the Xbox have left?

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Failza, Queers of war and Gaylo STDS.


Last edited by Jawknee on 8/26/2009 2:51:09 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

What the Deuce does ODST stand for anyway? Recon was a better title.

sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

jawknee that's not fair, gears is cool.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I didn't like it. I bought into the hyped and it failed to deliver. Controls are limiting and clunky, story is boring and the art direction and character designs are ugly. A chainsaw/assault rifle? Lame.

In my opinion of course.

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

@ World
Orbital Drop Shock Troopers or Team

A trailer was playing at gamestop and showed what odst stood for while I was waiting to pick up Batman.

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

Yep, it is Orbital Drop Shock Trooper. Forgive me, but I'll stick to playing as the Shock Trooper in Star Wars: Battlefront 2.